Outdoor kitchen plans are designed around having fun. Take the cooking outdoors! Enjoy the great weather and enjoy some of the best tasting fire-grilled foods. But remember, your outdoor kitchen success depends much on having smartly designed outdoor kitchen plans. Start by placing your outside kitchen strategically in relation to any other backyard elements, such as the patio, garden, or pool.
Consider them all as if you are planning a natural flow of traffic between “rooms.” Your outdoor kitchen plans should have a natural flow of space from the grill to the seating area. Leave an open plan so the kids can wander to and from the pool as they get hungry or bored.
At the center of any outdoor kitchen is the grill. Which type of grill you select will depend on your kitchen layout. If you plan on building a kitchen, complete with counters for food prep, look for a high-quality built-in grill. These grills typically come in natural gas or liquid propane varieties and may feature accessories such as rotisseries and warming trays. If you would like your grill to be portable, there are a number of high-quality barbecue islands on wheels.
If you intend to host a minibar outdoors, incorporating a fridge into your outside kitchen plans is a smart idea. A bar is a very fun addition to your outdoor kitchen space. Whether keeping sodas on hand for the kids, mixing margaritas for a sunny afternoon, or concocting adult beverages late night, the bar will keep the fun going. Many outdoor kitchens are also including wine racks and liquor cabinets, but if you are looking for something less formal, there are a number of attractive, portable bars available in a wide variety of designs, from traditional to funky.