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Building an Outdoor Kitchen

So you want to build an outdoor kitchen? Good news! Your options are almost limitless. Outdoor kitchens have become not only an enjoyable outdoor space but add real value to your property. Another great reason to consider installing an outdoor kitchen is that you can invest as much or as little as you want. A simple structure for a grill can be attractive, useful, and cost less than $3,000USD. Of course, on the high-end, the sky is the limit. I have helped spec out installations of up to a quarter-million.

The first step when building an outdoor kitchen is to decide on a budget. From there you should select your grill. There are so many to choose from these days. For an installation primarily focused on a gas grill, the grill will be half to a quarter of the overall budget. Selecting your grill first will let you determine everything else you want as a part of your outdoor kitchen.

Built-in Gas Grills by Price

MHP WHRG4DD Gas Grill
MHP WHRG4DD Gas Grill
Delta Heat 32-Inch Built-in Gas Grill
Delta Heat 32-Inch Built-in Gas Grill
Artisan Professional 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill
Artisan Professional 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill
Fire Magic Aurora A540S Built-in Gas Grill
Fire Magic Aurora A540S Built-in Gas Grill
Kalamazoo K750HD Built-in Gas Grill
Kalamazoo K750HD Built-in Gas Grill
Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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Recipes

  • Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes
    Smoked au gratin potatoes are the new and improved version of a comfort food classic. A delicious, easy recipe!
  • Smoked Venison Tenderloin
    Tender, marinated smoked venison tenderloin served with a delicious pineapple, ginger, and rum sauce.
  • Smoked Onions
    These delicious smoked onions, are easy to make, and have a fantastic smoky, caramelized flavor.
  • Hot Cheeto Queso Mac and Cheese
    From-scratch queso mac and cheese topped with pulverized Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Comfort food and snack food all in one!
  • Garlic Butter Tomahawk Steaks
    Tomahawk steak is seasoned with a simple rub, cooked on the grill, then seared in a garlic butter.