10 Best Outdoor Bbq Areas

Updated on: December 2023

Best Outdoor Bbq Areas in 2023

AdirHome 33" Stainless Steel Grill Double Access Double-Face Door With Towel Holder - Easy Install Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Rust Resistant Access Door with Chromium Plated Handle (Horizontal Handle)

AdirHome 33
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023

Barbecues & Outdoor Kitchens: Fresh Design for Patio Living, Complete Guide to Construction, Simple Grills and Gourmet Kitchens

Barbecues & Outdoor Kitchens: Fresh Design for Patio Living, Complete Guide to Construction, Simple Grills and Gourmet Kitchens
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023

SHZOND 31" Wx24 H BBQ Access Door 304 Stainless BBQ Island Door Heavy Duty Double Door Flush Mount Great for Outdoor Kitchen

BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
  • The BBQ Access Door Overall Dimensions: width 31 height 24 inch
  • The BBQ Access Door Cutout Dimensions: width 31 height 24 inch
  • Durable Construction: Rain or shine;High quality 304 garade stainless steel Square frame construction
  • Designed for Convenience:Heavy Duty double-wall constructed offers quick access to anything you may need;Magnets on top and bottom make BBQ Island Door better to put the cabinet in a tight state;
  • Application:The multipurpose stainless steel access door provides a service area for electrical, security systems, computer cables, plumbing, and sprinkler system application widely used in the outdoor kitchen, such as tableware, into the cabinet, lockers

MASTERCANOPY Grill Gazebo 8 x 5 Double Tiered Outdoor BBQ Gazebo Canopy with LED Light (Brown)

MASTERCANOPY Grill Gazebo 8 x 5 Double Tiered Outdoor BBQ Gazebo Canopy with LED Light (Brown)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023
  • 【RUSTPROOF STEEL FRAME】:6 poles supports at the top.Gazebo shelf is firmer and effectively prevents water accumulation at the top.Stable,Steel and rustproof frame,Frame surface by durable and powder coated finish.All materials are built to last.
  • 【GRILL GAZEBO SIZE】: L96.1 x W59.8 xH96.5in,This grill gazebo package includes 1×Steel frame,1× Grill gazebo top.
  • 【GRILL GAZEBO TOP】:Vented, double-tiered canopy offers smoke ventilation and stability against windy conditions,The grill top is made from Rip Lock fabric.UV treated, water resistant, CPAI-84 fire retardant, Please rest assured to purchase.
  • 【RATIONAL DESIGN】:Two handy shelves for grill accessories, beverages or food,8' x 5' footprint gives enough room to accommodate most grills.Perfect choice for BBQ.
  • 【FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE】Give away an adsorbable lamp(ONLY ONE)

Tuffy Grill Mat, 60" x 30" Rubber BBQ Grill Mat for Outdoor Grill, Deck, or Composite Deck

Tuffy Grill Mat, 60
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023
  • LARGER SURFACE PROTECTION: Keep your deck, composite deck, patio, garage or floor safe from stains, splatter, spills, grease, acid and oil. This is the 60" x 30" model, we also have a Tuffy Mat 30" x 42” available.
  • VERSATILE: Our barbecue mat is for use under grill , as a splatter mat, smoker mat; or with your snowblower, RV, motorcycle, ATV, turkey fryer and camping
  • HEAT RESISTANCE: Tuffy Mat has passed all testing for Fire and Flame resistance, making it safe to use as a fire resistant mat with outdoor cooking products that use charcoal, wood pellets, wood, gas, or electricity, may be used in front of fire pits, however DO NOT USE UNDER FIRE PITS
  • SUSTAINABLE: Made with 100% recycled tires. Each Tuffy Mat keeps one tire out of the landfill
  • MADE IN USA: Support American workers and make our economy strong. Our grill pad is manufactured and assembled in American factories

The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for the Most Flavorful and Delicious Barbecue

The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for the Most Flavorful and Delicious Barbecue
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023

Broil King 958344 Regal S590 Pro Gas Grill, 5-Burner, Stainless Steel

Broil King 958344 Regal S590 Pro Gas Grill, 5-Burner, Stainless Steel
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
  • MAKE THE PERFECT STEAK - with patented stainless steel Dual-Tube? burners and the innovative Flav-R-Wave? stainless steel cooking system, the Regal S590 Pro will give you even temperatures across the cooking surface ensuring juicy and delicious results
  • DURABLE COOKING GRIDS - solid rod 9mm stainless steel cooking grids are up to 56% heavier than those in comparable grills, providing great heat retention and giving bold sear marks; stainless steel provides lasting durability so your grill is always ready
  • COOKING VERSATILITY - 55,000 BTU main burner output and 625 sq. in. of primary cooking area ensure that you have power and space to cook for the whole family; a 10,000 BTU side burner and 15,000 BTU rear rotisserie burner let you cook more with your grill
  • MAKE YOUR NEXT COOKOUT A BIT BRIGHTER - the cool blue LED-lit control knobs let you see exactly where the controls on your grill are set and add a stylish glow to your outdoor patio space
  • PROUDLY MADE IN NORTH AMERICA - with a limited lifetime cookbox warranty, 10-year warranty on burners, cooking grids, and Flav-R-Wave, and 2-year warranty on remaining parts and paint, rest easy knowing your grill will perform for years to come.Rust resistant zinc coated steel components

Sunset Outdoor Design & Build: Barbecues & Outdoor Kitchens: Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Living

Sunset Outdoor Design & Build: Barbecues & Outdoor Kitchens: Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Living
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023

The Outdoor Space of Your Dreams

The Outdoor Space of Your Dreams
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023

Keter Unity XL Portable Outdoor Table with Storage Cabinet and Stainless Steel Top, and Grilling Accessories, X-Large, Espresso Brown

Keter Unity XL Portable Outdoor Table with Storage Cabinet and Stainless Steel Top, and Grilling Accessories, X-Large, Espresso Brown
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023
  • DIMENSIONS: Exterior: 52.7 in. W x 20.5 in. D x 35.5 in. H / Interior: 40.9 in. W x 16.3 in. D x 18.5 in. H
  • STORAGE CAPACITY: 54 gallons of sealed storage & 24 gallons of open storage for a total of 78 gallons of storage capacity
  • RESIN CONSTRUCTION: It's made out of all weather-resistant resin with an appealing wood-like texture
  • DURABLE AND STRONG: Weather-resistant polypropylene construction prevents rusting, peeling and denting - unlike real wood
  • STAINLESS STEEL: 201 grade stainless steel upper surface for preparing and serving while being easy to clean
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: Includes two side bars for paper towel or hook holder with 4 hook hangers, spice rack and bottle opener
  • PORTABLE: Two wheels make it easy to move around where you need it. Perfect for use as a mobile garden cart

Designing and Building a Functional Outdoor Kitchen Keeps Your House Cooler in Summer

Many people are just now finding out about the relative merits of having an outdoor kitchen on your patio or deck. This kitchen can be a nice focal point in your outdoor decor!

This started catching on out west where people can get outside more often than we can here in Northeast Ohio, and they can utilize this kind of cooking environment almost constantly. These outdoor kitchens have been swiftly making their way East. Some basic outdoor kitchen designs incorporate many of the same appliances that an indoor kitchen would have but the fixtures and appliances are all made to be used permanently outdoors. I have seen some with a built in stainless steel gas grill plus every kitchen appliance known to man and they can include electricity for lights blenders and microwaves and others with lamp oil torches for lighting and only a standard gas grill built into a simple island.

Typically the central part of any outdoor kitchen is going to be your propane gas BBQ grill, the main difference in an outdoor kitchen is that this grill would be built into a counter top along a wall or in an island. Typically the Grill is used as the main component where this whole arrangement becomes the focal point of the outdoor social area of your home. The primary location for outdoor kitchens are typically out on the back deck just behind the indoor kitchen which makes it easy to supply and work between the two locations. Some will be situated under a Pergola style structure and others will end up being covered by a gazebo with a shingle roof to protect your outdoor kitchen and your guests from the elements. Some of the more creative designs I have seen are almost all stainless steel surfaces which is really nice outdoors since it should not rust and is easy to keep clean.

These outdoor kitchens can be built as a Do It Yourself project for just a few thousand dollars but if you want to have all the bells and whistles included into your outdoor kitchen they do make outdoor versions of small refrigerators, steaming boxes, fryers, dishwashers sinks and more. You could easily spend $25K on an outdoor kitchen with the flooring and some sort of protective structure. The more basic units consist of a single island where the gas grill is permanently mounted into the counter top. These may also have outdoor sinks and drawers for storage plus many other typical indoor kitchen items.

The idea here is that the cooking area is usually the central meeting place for friends and family whenever there is a get together and a great many people love to grill outdoors so it is only natural that we would end up using the outdoor kitchen more than an indoor one. A friend of mine who has a lot of family and entertains a lot throwing big parties all the time at his place built his own version of an outdoor kitchen which includes a fish fryer a gas grill and a charcoal grill under one big roof with running water and a walk in cooler with a keg tap handle on the outside wall next to the outdoor kitchen. This is an amazing place to be when he fires up the grill to make 75 steaks and the beer is flowing freely!

Your creativity in designing an outdoor kitchen is usually only limited by your resources and that ever elusive cash budget. If you are handy with constructing things then building the basic structure should be only a couple of weekends worth of work for you. Then get your gas grill mounted with the gas bottle set up in a cabinet underneath and get your other appliances installed then once the water is turned on you can have your first party. Years ago I had seen a few of these in homes where I was doing some electrical work and I have always thought it would be a great project for any semi-permanent motor-home camper situation. I have figured out a way to make an island on wheels that could be moved to and from the camp site on a small trailer by two people. This could include the island and appliances in a modular format so that you could take along just the gas grill if you did not want to take the entire island with you.

So where do you begin making your dream outdoor kitchen? After you do some research on the basic options and design styles you would start with a tape measure and a pad of paper. Go to the back yard and figure out the best location which is going to be a central location to the door into the house and or garage. Then figure out the closest location of things like water lines and power. This may lead you to the back wall of your garage where you can run the services through the wall into the garage for connecting them into the house. The gas cylinder will typically remain outside under the grill unit. Water in is one thing, but draining the water is another. This needs to be considered before you go any further since legally connecting something like this to the sewer or to your septic system could be very costly.

Once you think that your location is figured out check with your local zoning department to see exactly what their rules are on this kind of structure. Some will not allow the structure to be attached to the house or garage in any way and water plus electrical services must be run underground to the outdoor kitchen island. If you have natural gas in the home then the grill could be converted to operate properly on that supply but then you would need to connect the grill to that line in a way that is up to local codes. If you already have a patio roof or a gazebo you could look at making modifications to fit your outdoor kitchen into that existing structure as this will save you a bit of cost on setting up this new outdoor kitchen.

If you like to grill out then you owe it to yourself to see one of these outdoor kitchens in action. Find out who is selling and installing them in your area and see if there is any way to get a demonstration from a working system. You will always see some of these at your local home and garden show that comes to your town each year.

It really has become one of those "We have got to get one of these!" kind of home improvement upgrades. I am glad to coach people on basic DIY designs, and if this is something you are interested in talking about please contact me.

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