Outdoor entertaining has become very popular in recent years. Simple patio furniture and a grill used to be the only things you saw on patios and decks. Times have changed, and people have discovered how great it is to have an outdoor oasis, a place where you can relax and unwind from the stresses of the day, enjoy time with family and friends, and take in the beauty of nature.
Because we’re spending more time outdoors, the trend is to make the outdoors just as comfortable as the indoors. We are opting for outdoor living areas with deep seating, comfy settees, and beautiful tables instead of simple patio furniture. Gazebos and pergolas are popular additions because they provide shade. Heat lamps and fire pits are very common now that we’re spending more time outdoors even in cooler weather. Chandeliers, throws, pillows, and vases are also being added to make outdoor spaces feel more like indoor living rooms.
One of the most popular trends we love is the outdoor kitchen, complete with a refrigerator, sink, range, grill, and cabinetry for glasses, plates, and cookware. A complete kitchen outside allows the host to spend more time with guests during an outdoor dinner party. That means no more running inside every few minutes to get something.
With the addition of a few key appliances, designing a great outdoor kitchen can be easier than you think. Here are some of our favorites:
The grill is often the focal point of an outdoor kitchen, and with a number of options from built-in to freestanding, gas to charcoal, you can be sure there’s a grill to suit your cooking style.
Adding a side burner to your outdoor kitchen allows you to cook side dishes to go with your grilled main course, without running inside to the stove.
Keep side dishes and other elements of your meal warm while your main course is still cooking.
Grill Carts & Storage
Adding a grill cart or cabinet gives your outdoor space the additional storage you need with easy access to your LP tank, tools, service ware, wood chips, grill covers, and more.
A refrigerator truly completes any outdoor kitchen, great for keeping cold drinks and snacks where guests can get to them, or keeping that pasta salad chilled while grilling the meat. Add an outdoor ice maker for a finishing touch to keeping it cool.
An outdoor patio heater can make dinner outside on a chilly evening more enjoyable. Some heaters can comfortably heat up to 15 feet away, so you and your guests can easily stay warm.
Appliance Gallery offers all of these options from premium brands like Wolf, DCS, Viking, Blaze, and Lynx, to create your perfect outdoor kitchen oasis. Soon you’ll be all set to plan the next big party in your beautiful new outdoor kitchen.