Outdoor cooking is no longer limited to a basic grill & bag of charcoal. Americans have taken backyard cooking and dining to a whole new level. Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly functional and more elaborate with cooking islands, pizza ovens, refrigerators and even the kitchen sink.
Hungry homeowners are looking beyond the grill & smoker, desiring full outdoor kitchens with features that add convenience and luxury such as counter space, trash bins, ice chests, & cabinetry. Outdoor spaces are becoming more organized, reducing trips back & forth into the house & indoor kitchen.
Wall blocks come in a variety of sizes, styles & colors that coordinate perfectly with pavers & wood accents. Most offer such versatility they can be installed to create a custom outdoor space.
As pictured below, the most common additions to today’s outdoor kitchens are counter space/work space with sinks, built-in grill stations, stove top burners, as well as space for a ceramic grill or charcoal smoker.
Another growing trend is the incorporation of warming features into outdoor spaces. Products that lend physical and ambient warmth are in high demand, such as fireplaces & fire pits.
Fire features provide heat and light, allowing you to use your deck later into the evening and into the year, while creating an inviting atmosphere. Great focal points, fire pits and fireplaces also provide natural gathering spots for conversation & of course, s’mores!