Nothing is sweeter than an outdoor kitchen during the summer. Those sizzling months are fringed with epic sunsets, clear night skies, and savory smells of the barbecue grill as the kids splash in the pool.
An outdoor kitchen is one of the best ways to relax, unwind, and create unforgettable memories with family and friends. We love this trendy home addition that allows the indoors and outdoors to mingle in perfect harmony!
If you’re designing an outdoor kitchen and want to give your current setup a boost, we’ve got you covered. Here are the must-have kitchen essentials you need to make it the best summer ever.
Gas-powered fire pit
Fire pits have been trending for some time because let’s face it- nothing beats a crackling fire and smores when the moon is low in the sky.
However, have you seen the latest fire pit designs, particularly gas-powered models? These beautiful, modern fire pits are as attractive as they are convenient.
For one, gas is low maintenance, burns clean, doesn’t require a wood pile, and doesn’t give off odors. Therefore, you can find a variety of fire pit shapes and sizes. Some even double as furniture when not burning, such as coffee tables or side tables.
Plus, there are plenty of ways to incorporate a fire pit into your design scheme. For example, Fire Glass is all the rage for creating a unique aesthetic that also adds to the fire show. Fire Glass is easy to install, requires very little maintenance, and comes in all sorts of colors and textures.
Pebble tile backsplashes, flooring, and more!
If you’re redoing your outdoor kitchen and looking for modern, more natural decor, pebble tile is one of the easiest installation projects that you can do yourself.
Pebble tiles are standard square mesh tiles covered with small, smooth landscaping stones. They can be used to create textured floors or walls for bathrooms, kitchens, or whatever you can dream up.
For an outdoor kitchen, pebble tile makes a beautiful backsplash that exudes natural vibes that pair perfectly with being outside.
In 2022, there are so many cool appliances to make your outdoor kitchen the ultimate entertainment center. Long gone are the days of rusty coal BBQ grilles and an ice chest. Instead, you can enjoy all of the luxuries of an indoor kitchen, except enhanced for the outdoors.
From heavy-duty refrigerators to wine coolers and pizza ovens to beer taps, you can pick and choose what best serves your needs when cooking outside. An ice maker can be installed so you never have to run to the freezer or lug heavy bags of ice into the backyard.
Splurge on a deep sink for your kitchen and you won’t be disappointed. Now you can stay on top of the dishes when you have guests over, instead of having them moved inside once the party ends and cleanup gets real.