The Dos and Don’t of Outdoor Kitchens

Building an outdoor kitchen can make your backyard an awesome place for cooking and hanging out. At Bianchi Brickyard and Landscape Supply, we’re here to help you get it right. Here are some simple dos and don’ts to guide you in designing and building your outdoor kitchen, featuring top-rated brands we carry like Blaze, Wildfire Grills, BREEO, Alfa Ovens, and Primo Grills.

The Dos

1. Plan Your Layout Carefully – Before buying anything, plan your outdoor kitchen layout. Think about how people will move around, where you’ll cook, prep food, and eat. A good design will make your kitchen easy to use and fun.

2. Choose Durable Materials – Your outdoor kitchen will face all kinds of weather, so pick materials that can handle it. We recommend using strong materials like stone, brick, and stainless steel for a kitchen that lasts.

3. Invest in Quality Appliances – Buying good appliances is key. Brands like Blaze and Wildfire Grills offer great BBQ grills that perform well and last long. Consider a BREEO fire pit for versatile cooking or an Alfa Oven for perfect pizzas.

4. Include Plenty of Storage – Make sure you have enough storage for your cooking tools, dishes, and other stuff. It will make cooking easier and keep your kitchen tidy.

5. Think About Ventilation – Good ventilation is a must to manage smoke and smells. Install a vent hood or set up your kitchen to use natural airflow.

The Don’ts

1. Don’t Skimp on Lighting – Your outdoor kitchen needs good lighting for safety and atmosphere. Install bright lights for cooking and softer lights for dining and relaxing. This way, you can use your kitchen even at night.

2. Don’t Ignore Weather Protection – Protect your kitchen from the weather with covers, pergolas, or awnings. This will help your appliances last longer and make the kitchen usable in different weather conditions.

3. Don’t Overlook Seating – An outdoor kitchen should be a place for socializing. Make sure you have enough comfortable seating for everyone. Think about bar stools around the counter or a nice dining area with a sturdy table and chairs.

4. Don’t Forget About Maintenance – Outdoor kitchens need regular upkeep to stay in good shape. Choose easy-to-maintain appliances from brands like Primo Grills. Clean your grills, countertops, and storage areas regularly to keep things hygienic.

5. Don’t Neglect Aesthetics – While functionality is important, the look of your kitchen matters too. Choose materials and appliances that match your home’s style and your taste. Using natural elements like stone and brick from Bianchi Brickyard can make your kitchen blend seamlessly with your outdoor space.

Building an outdoor kitchen is a great way to enhance your backyard. By following these dos and don’ts, you can create a functional, durable, and stylish outdoor kitchen. Visit Bianchi Brickyard and Landscape Supply for all your outdoor kitchen needs, and check out the top-rated brands that we carry like Blaze, Wildfire Grills, BREEO, Alfa Ovens, and Primo Grills for the best results. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to get started on your new outdoor kitchen project!