6 Must-Haves for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Spring is here and it’s time to build your outdoor kitchen if you haven’t already done so. You can’t just have a barbecue and a patio table. Be the envy of your neighborhood with the best outdoor kitchen on the block. Luxury Landscape Supply says you can’t live without these six outdoor kitchen must-haves.

Prep Space

You can prepare your foods inside and then take them out to grill but why do that when you can build prep space on your patio. Usually, 3 feet of space is enough. Build a counter with a built-in cutting board so you can prepare your foods and plop them on the grill quickly for maximum flavor and freshness.

Tool Space

You’ll also need space to store your prepping and cooking tools, spices, glasses, and tableware. Think an entire kitchen outside just like your kitchen inside, only much smaller. Entertaining outdoors is more fun if you have everything outside. This prevents you from leaving your guests to go inside for things.


You can’t cook anything without a grill. Go big with a large, multi-rack grill to cook everything at once. For those who really want to cook outdoors, install a pizza oven, a brick oven, a solar oven, or another specialized cooking tool. Don’t forget a stovetop to boil things and a warmer to keep food hot.


Make sure to have a refrigerator in your outdoor kitchen stocked with plenty of cold brews, sodas, water, and salads. Keep your condiments in the fridge, too, along with perishables like sour cream and veggie dips. If you’re a wine aficionado, you’ll need a wine cooler for your outdoor kitchen, too.


Nothing will ruin your outdoor cooking and dining space quicker than the elements, so protect your outdoor kitchen with a patio roof and walls where necessary. For example, if the wind blows through your patio from wet, put permanent or temporary blockades on that side of your patio for protection.


Give your patio space the elegance and functionality it needs with lighting. Install lighting for your cooking areas and ambience. Add torches and candles for added effect and make sure to protect your meals with repelling lights and candles to scare away the flying insects.

Doesn’t an outdoor kitchen sound wonderful? We here at Luxury Landscape Supply in Lawrenceville, GA, think so. We also have ideas for your outdoor landscaping so call us today at 770-285-0519 or stop by our location on Park Access Drive.

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