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Building An Outdoor Kitchen

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With the summer months nearing their end, many people will have become seasoned veterans when it comes to entertaining guests in an outdoor setting. Though the colder seasons approach, there is no wrong time to upgrade or put those finishing touches on your outdoor kitchen. With all of the great deals on Appliances Connection, you can round out your comprehensive set of outdoor appliances and outdoor furniture to savor those fleeting moments of summer. When it comes to outdoor entertainment, perhaps you've learned what works, what doesn't, and what improvements can be made before barbecue season comes back full swing. Alternatively, you may be opting to start from scratch or rebuild your outdoor setup from the ground up. If any of these sound like you, rest assured, we've got exactly what you need! In this piece we will explore the numerous ways to build your outdoor kitchen and style it to your particular tastes. With our selection of premium grills, outdoor kitchen appliances, and stylish patio and lawn furniture, you can transform your backyard from merely an extension of your indoor kitchen to your very own full-fledged entertainment paradise!

We recommend starting the design of your outdoor kitchen and relaxation area with the appliances that fit your needs. The cornerstone of any outdoor kitchen is the grill so it's important to decide which style makes sense for your setup. There are several options to choose from so we will help you to navigate the decision making process. Below you will find a quick crash course on many of the options for outdoor kitchens available from Appliances Connection!


Freestanding Grills

Freestanding Grills - Premium grills that have flexible installation options. Less expensive than built-in models.

Built-In Grills

Built-in Grills - Designed to be installed into outdoor kitchen cabinetry/counters. Tend to be more expensive than freestanding models.

Portable Grills

Portable Grills - Convenient size, can be moved as needed and are relatively inexpensive. Some may be lacking cooking power and surface compared to their larger counterparts.

Pellet Grills

Pellet Grills - Very easy to use, automatic temperature control ensures perfect grilling results. Indirect cooking = no hot spots or flare ups.

Electric Grills

Electric Grills - Can be used indoors, minimal space and installation required. May not produce top-tier results when compared to charcoal or gas grills.

Charcoal Grills

Charcoal Grills - Distinctive flavor produced, can get hotter than standard gas grills. Require careful handling to ensure proper and safe cooking.

Liquid Propane Grills

Liquid Propane Grills - Use a proprietary tank as opposed to using fuel from home gas lines. Easier installation, can be used without connection to gas line.

Natural Gas Grills

Natural Gas Grills - Connects to existing fuel lines. Can be cheaper and more environmentally friendly than Liquid Propane fuel.

Refer to our previous article, "The Best Outdoor Grills of 2017" for more information and to learn the latest trends in grilling. Additionally, be sure to check out our "Grills Buying Guide" and all of our other buying guides for helpful information on how to shop for appliances.

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Outdoor Kitchens

As previously mentioned, with the right appliances and tools, your outdoor area can be more than an extension of your indoor kitchen, it can be a full-strength food and drink operation. Appliances Connection offers several categories to choose from when building or renovating your outdoor kitchen space.

Outdoor Ice Makers

Outdoor Ice Makers - Available as freestanding or built-in for flexible installation options. Keep your drinks perpetually cold with one of these convenient ice makers installed in your kitchen setup.

Outdoor Kitchen Islands

Outdoor Kitchen Islands - These highly customizable countertops and bases for your outdoor kitchen are designed to house any number of premium appliances.

Outdoor Range Hoods

Outdoor Range Hoods - Similar to their indoor counterparts, these outdoor models offer cooktop and grill coverage to minimize smoke and odor from bothering guests.

Outdoor Refrigerators

Outdoor Refrigerators - Keep your food and drinks cold with one of many premium models. Each is designed for convenience and maximum cooling, all at arm's reach.

Outdoor Sinks

Outdoor Sinks - Preparing meals or drinks and cleaning up afterwards has never been easier. Install one of these handy outdoor sinks and you won't have to make a mad dash inside for each dirty dish or item you wish to clean.

Outdoor Warming Drawers

Outdoor Warming Drawers - Perfect for keeping those extra hamburgers at a desirable temperature after you pull them off the grill. Can be conveniently installed right into most outdoor kitchen islands.

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Outdoor Kitchen Styles


Modway - EEI992BRNREDSET Monterey 4 Piece Outdoor Patio Sofa Set in Brown Red Color

Read your favorite book on your patio or catch some rays poolside while you enjoy a frosty beverage with ice from your built-in outdoor ice maker! Makes a perfect addition to any outdoor arrangement and is built to withstand any weather conditions!

Ashley p324t2c

Signature Design by Ashley - P324T2C 3-Piece Outdoor Patio Set with Round Fire Pit Table and 2 Swivel Chairs in Beige and Brown

An intimate style for eating a relaxing outdoor meal as prepared on your premium grill. Enjoy the coziness of your surroundings as the table doubles as a fire pit! This design is perfect for poolside or patio relaxation and the pieces are sold as a set or individually.

Whether you're looking to enhance your existing outdoor area or building an outdoor kitchen from scratch, there are no shortage of styles to choose from. By building a comprehensive outdoor kitchen and/or patio set, your backyard will be the envy of all your neighbors! For more premium outdoor appliances and furniture, be sure to check out all that we offer at Appliances Connection!

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