7-Step Recipe for an All-In-One Outdoor Kitchen

By Sean Lewis, Houzz

With many of us now staying cozy indoors, winter is a great time to start planning your outdoor space for next year. That way you have plenty of lead time to dream up what you want, as well as to find the right professionals to hire, should you choose to get help with your project.

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to get an outdoor eating setup. Something to cook on and somewhere to eat should cover the basics. But if you’re lucky enough to have the resources for a more involved project — or if you just want to dream about the day you do — here are seven elements to consider for an outdoor kitchen with all the bells and whistles.

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Coyote Outdoor Living, original photo on Houzz

1. Built-in grill. Creating an outdoor kitchen should, of course, start with the grill. First things first: You must position your grill out of the way from where kids play, as well as away from things that can catch fire.