What You Need to Know About Outdoor Kitchens
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Outdoor Kitchens 1011 of 9
Be part of the summer fun with an outdoor kitchen where you can mingle with guests, prep with ease and cook to your heart's content.
Prep & Serve2 of 9
Make sure your outdoor kitchen has all the essential space needed to prepare food, cook, serve and clean up.
Side-by-Side3 of 9
Locating your outdoor kitchen adjacent to your indoor kitchen will keep you from running to the other side of the house if you forget a much-needed ingredient.
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Table It4 of 9
A long, tall table with bar stools can act as a great prep area if you don't have enough counter space.
Guest Chef5 of 9
Keep the dining area close to the outdoor kitchen. This will keep your guests close and give them a place to sit and relax while you cook.
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Bar Keep6 of 9
Keep the mini fridge and beer tap at one end of the bar. This will allow people to come up to the kitchen without interfering with the cooking.
By the Fire7 of 9
Much like having the dining space close by, having a living space nearby will allow the guests to lounge and chat with the chef.
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Family Style8 of 9
Large outdoor kitchens allow for lots of friends and family to participate in preparing the meal. Just make sure there is plenty of counter space for all that extra help.
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Kitchen Hotspot9 of 9
Whether with color, through architecture or materials, making your kitchen a focal point will draw guests into the kitchen area while you cook. This covered kitchen allows the party to be centered around the kitchen.