How can you make hosting backyard events more convenient and enjoyable? If you are adding a new outdoor kitchen or updating your current design, accessorizing your outdoor space with a few specialty features can take your kitchen to the next level. Kitchen appliances and accessories that simplify prep, speed cooking, and deliver tasty, flavorful food will make your next get-together more enjoyable and efficient, supporting lively conversations and giving you more time to interact with guests.
What Specialty Features Could Take Your Outdoor Kitchen to the Next Level?
Even if you don’t have the budget to incorporate all your favorites, running necessary electricity, gas, and water lines now, during your initial design or remodel, is best. This will ensure you’re setup for future installation when your budget permits, allowing you can achieve your dream outdoor kitchen design with these coveted features:
- Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Wood-fired pizza ovens top the must-have list of foodies and aspiring chefs, providing a place to produce delicious homemade pizzas and roast meats. Just be sure to check local building codes before purchase – rules may make an electric or gas-powered model more feasible.
- Two-sided Grill
Two-sided grills give you more space for cooking multiple dishes simultaneously. They also offer added control over cooking temperatures in each zone of the grill, allowing you to cook some foods fast and others slow. Many models also offer dual-fuel, gas, and charcoal operation, giving you additional cooking flexibility.
- Ceramic Grills & Smokers
Ceramic grill/smoker combos combine the features of a grill, oven, and smoker into one space-efficient cooking unit.
- Side Burner
Easily prepare stovetop dishes outdoors with a side burner, reducing trips back into the house.
Fry eggs, bacon, pancakes, and breakfast potatoes in a snap on a built-in griddle, creating a new weekend breakfast tradition.
- Warming Drawer
If you’re cooking for a crowd, keeping food to temperature until everything is ready to serve can be a challenge. However, with a warming drawer, it’s a snap. Simply store prepared food at the desired temperature (from 85-215 F) until all accompaniments are ready to go.
- Outdoor Fridge
Eliminate indoor traffic with an outdoor fridge, keeping beverages and appetizers cold, fresh, and nearby on your patio.
- Built-In Kegerator
If you’re a beer connoisseur, a kegerator is a must-have, allowing you to serve cold beer without chilling and storing dozens of beer bottles deck-side.
- Ice Maker or Ice Trough
Outdoor icemakers eliminate the need for store-runs on party day. However, if your budget is small, a built-in ice trough will do the trick, providing a chic space to keep drinks cool.
Adjustable Pergola: The Cherry On Top of Your Dream Kitchen Design
No outdoor kitchen is party-ready without shelter. The ultimate tool to ensuring an enjoyable outdoor experience, StruXure aluminum louvered pergolas allow you to create the ideal setting for your event. With 170-degrees of rotational flexibility, pergola system louvers can be adjusted to manage any weather, opening to let in the sun’s warmth on a cool spring morning, providing shade on a hot summer day, or sealing to provide complete rain protection. Entertain year-round with fans and patio heaters for comfort, built-in lighting for evening events, and motorized screens to banish pests.
Achieve your dream outdoor kitchen design, creating a party-ready kitchen with the help of Denver Pergola Systems. Contact us to schedule a design consultation for a custom aluminum pergola system today.