Most people who love the outdoors have their ideas of the perfect outdoor kitchen; you may want to ask yourself exactly what cooking food outdoors means to you if you are going have the prefect kitchen that you desire and deserve. Perhaps you envision using a BBQ grill to make some hamburgers for your family weekend get together or you are dreaming about some full scale luxurious cooking and dining area where lots of food can be prepared for your social gatherings. There are luxury models of outdoor kitchens that feature just about everything you are likely to find in a normal indoor kitchen without forgetting a bar and refrigerator.
One area of importance when you are thinking about designing an outdoor kitchen has to be the Bar-B-Que grill. While there are different types of cooking that can take place outside, there is no doubt that most people will always be dreaming of barbecue whenever they imagine of a party in connection with outdoor living. You will have to choose between a charcoal grill and propane gas grill. Most people find propane BBQ grills more convenient and usable even though the charcoal grill looks more authentic in an open air environment; your taste and what you consider most important will be play the crucial role in what you select.
If your dream of an outdoor kitchen involves making food for many people, there are different types of gas grills that you can easily choose from. There are gas grills available that are enormous; they have up to four stainless steel burners, a stainless steel smoke cooker box and a rotisserie. You may as well find other smaller versions of outdoor Bar-B-Que grills or retrofit existing counter for BBQ that are standalone models or those that can be professionally built into your unique outdoor kitchen design.
If your outdoor kitchen design is such that your BBQ plans can be put on hold if there is an unexpected shower, you may want to include a gazebo so as to avoid getting into this kind of trouble. This can provide an ingenious protection that ensures that your Bar-B-Que grill, the food and the person doing the cooking remain well covered no matter what the weather condition could be. Such a plan can be as simple as using a simple canvas cover or putting up a long term structure that could have some inbuilt kitchen island and some work surfaces. There are even contemporary models made of lightweight aluminum that can go quite well with a typical stainless steel Bar-B-Que grill. Whatever your idea of an outdoor kitchen is, a little creativity and a lot of research can be combined to ensure that you create a lavish outdoor living area where you can enjoy lavish barbecues with your friends and family.