How to Build the Best Outdoor Kitchen

This holiday season, outdoor celebrations are becoming more popular than ever! But if you want to have a great outdoor celebration, you’ll need an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. If you have the space, or already have an outdoor eating area and are looking to make improvements, here are some ways to make it great. Host the perfect outside holiday with the best outdoor kitchen.

Make a plan

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Before you start building your dream kitchen outside, first draw up a plan. Make a list of your must-haves and measure the space you’re working with. This will give you an idea of how much room you have to create your dream outdoor kitchen and how many extras you can add in.

Research appliances and furniture

Before you begin to purchase your appliances and furniture, research! The last thing you want is to make your purchases–and then find out they aren’t durable in the outdoor elements. Durability should be a major factor for these appliances since even if they’re covered when not in use, they’re still more exposed to the elements than indoor options.

Use built-ins

Built-ins in an outdoor kitchen just look exquisite. Take your outside entertaining space to the next level by creating a space for your guests to dine and relax. We recommend using built-ins because they really emphasize the outdoor kitchen mentality. Using a beautiful stone around your grill or as a base for your island ties the outdoor and indoor elements together perfectly. If you really want to go all out, consider adding a wood fired oven to your setup!

Are you building an outdoor kitchen?

We have plenty of stone options for your built in appliances or even for paving your patio! We love using stone since it’s easy to clean–perfect for areas where there might be more food and drink spillage. Some people prefer to use cultured stone for these projects, and others prefer going with standard cement blocks. Whatever you have in mind for your outdoor kitchen, Elston Materials has you covered! You can view products on our website and call 773-235-3100 to order.

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Cassie Vu