Here we are right in the middle of the summer grilling season. If you’ve been thinking of remodeling or building an outdoor kitchen, here are some of the hotter trends and products to take a look at.

There are outdoor cooking appliances to do just about anything – smoking, searing, baking, grilling and rotisserie cooking.  Today’s outdoor gourmet can even caramelize! Tons of options are available, from free-standing high-end ranges to custom-built and installed components. When it comes to today’s outdoor kitchen, the sky, your imagination -and your budget – is the limit!

Get the Wood Fire Without the Smoke
Yup – even outdoor kitchens can boast ventilation! In fact, depending on how much you’ll use the kitchen and where smoke naturally tends to go in your outdoor spot, outdoor ventilation can turn an outdoor spot to cook into a true cooking and eating summer paradise while helping to keep the fumes and smoke to a minimum.

All the Conveniences of Home – Outside the Home

Today’s top-of-the-line outdoor refrigerators offer temperature control zones; you can even have a dual zone refrigerator with freezer drawers.  All of the conveniences of your in home kitchen can be enjoyed outdoors. For some nifty products like beverage centers and icemakers to beer dispensers – check out Perlick.

Their Signature Series 24” Dual-Zone Refrigerator/Freezer Drawers are UL rated for outdoor use, and provide two independently controlled temperature zones for storing fruits & veggies, meats, drinks and more.

Add Some Cabinetry

Increasingly popular outdoor cabinetry now comes in a large variety of styles from commercial to traditional style leak proof wood. In & Out Cabinetry offers a range of cabinetry options for the outdoor kitchen. The cabinets never need painting, require little maintenance and the UV color protection prevents fading.
The Kitchen Sink
Don’t forget an outdoor sink. One great option: outdoor sinks made of copper. They’re strikingly beautiful and have the added benefit of helping to control bacteria.


What unique features do you want in your dream outdoor kitchen?