Want to throw the ultimate backyard party, but aren’t sure what you need on hand at your grilling station? Don’t worry, this post is for you.
We’re all spending more time at home and in the backyard. Make the most of your space to fully enjoy the time you’re spending outside with friends and family. Whether you only have room for a grill area or a fully decked-out outdoor kitchen, these are the essentials that you need to build your ultimate backyard BBQ spot!
Check out these outdoor grilling station must-haves:
One item that you cannot live without in your outdoor grilling station is a high-quality, built-in grill. The benefits of a built-in grill are many and they make excellent use of space in your outdoor kitchen area.
Built-in grills may be more expensive than a portable version, but they last longer and become a centerpiece for your outdoor living area!
The best part? With a built-in grill, you can create an entirely custom outdoor kitchen space with the countertops, drawers, cabinets, and other accessories that you need for the ultimate backyard cooking area.
MORE > 7 Tips to Choose the Best Grill
Versatility is the name of the game when you incorporate a side burner into your grilling station. Side burners make your life easier, especially when you have a lot of tasty side dishes that you need to cook alongside your grilling.
When your outdoor kitchen is equipped with a side burner or two, you no longer have to run back and forth to your indoor kitchen to heat sides like baked beans or macaroni and cheese.
Don’t forget about the kitchen sink! An outdoor kitchen space equipped with a bar sink will allow for easy prep and clean-up when you are entertaining guests. Not only is a grill station with a sink functional, and a great place to wash dishes, but it is also easier to wash your hands outside than needing to go in and out of the house after handling raw chicken or steak.
Having a functional countertop space is a no-brainer and is one of the most important parts of your outdoor grilling station—besides the grill of course!
With countertops, make sure that you give yourself enough space. You can never have too much countertop space to prepare and serve food on.
There are many options for outdoor countertops including:
- Ceramic tile
If your outdoor kitchen area is in an uncovered area, choose a material that will stand up to all kinds of weather like stone.
Maximize your outdoor kitchen space with a grill station designed and custom-made just for you! Call Synergy Outdoor Living today!
When you are entertaining, it is important to ensure that the drinks are flowing, and the snacks keep coming. A fully stocked outdoor beverage fridge incorporated into your grill station will save you and your guests from endless trips to the kitchen.
Also, besides keeping drinks chilled, you can store sides, vegetables, and desserts in your outdoor fridge until you need them.
If you’ve got the space, a pizza oven makes a great centerpiece for your outdoor kitchen. Can you imagine how delicious a pizza cooked in your own outdoor pizza oven would be?! Yum!
And if pizza isn’t your thing,(is there anyone who doesn’t like pizza?!) you can use an outdoor pizza oven to bake casseroles, bread, vegetables, cookies, and more! Your outdoor kitchen can give many meal options!
Is a pizza oven not in the cards? No problem, learn How to Grill Pizza!
Of course, a grill master is only as good as his or her tools. Essential tools include tongs, spatulas, knives, basting brushes, and a grill brush for cleaning.
To enhance your grill session, consider using cedar planks to impart a delicious smoky flavor, or using a meat thermometer to cook your meats just so.
Other Grilling Accessories
Of course, that’s not all that you can include in your ultimate grill station! Think about including:
- A built-in trash bin
- Ambient lighting
- A vent hood
- A flat top griddle
- A dishwasher
- A wine cooler
- An ice maker
Build the Ultimate Outdoor Grill Station
Are you ready to design the ultimate luxury outdoor grilling station? Call our outdoor living design experts at Synergy Outdoor Living! From built-in grills and kegerators to pizza ovens, and custom-made cabinetry and countertops, we can design the grills station of your dreams!
Get started today! Call our design team at 813-322-2137 and we’ll bring our showroom to your Tampa, Orlando, or Jacksonville, FL home. Our outdoor living experts will help you find the best grills and build an amazing outdoor kitchen. With built-in grills, smokers, pizza ovens, Evo Social Cooktops, and more, you’ll never want to go back inside, and we don’t blame you…