Best in Backyards Releases Tips for Spicing Up a Summer BBQ with an Outdoor Kitchen Island

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There's nothing better than a BBQ, except when you do it on an outdoor kitchen island. Spice up your next get together with a unique island that lets you entertain as you cook.

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Outdoor Kitchen Island

Having an outdoor kitchen will make you the envy of all that you entertain.

With summer fast approaching, the time is now to spice up your next barbecue with an outdoor kitchen island. A custom outdoor kitchen will go a long way towards ensuring that you are the envy of every one of your guests. Whether it is a small space dedicated to outdoor cooking, or a full blown kitchen with a sink, refrigerator, and fire feature, the only limitation to what can be accomplished with an outdoor kitchen is your imagination.

Outdoor kitchens can be customized to the exact needs for a chef’s culinary masterpiece. The first thing that should be done is to pick a spot for the outdoor kitchen.

Some questions to ask consider are: Do I want to make it a part of my patio or deck? Do I want a separate space? Do I want a pergola or roof over it? Do I want it enclosed?

You will need to think about these things as you pick your spot. For example, if you want a roof, you will want to ensure the spot you have picked does not have any power lines over it.

Once you have your spot picked out for your outdoor kitchen you will need to decide what size it will be. After you decide on a size, just mark off the spot with stakes and strings to make sure it will fit in that spot and account for any changes that might need to be made. If there is anything that needs to be changed, now is the time to discover it.

So, what options do you want in your outdoor kitchen? Some of the more popular choices are a refrigerator, sink, and fire features made just for the outdoors. Some outdoor kitchens are basically a built in grill with extra counter for prep space. Others are more like a full blown kitchen, just like those found in a house. Yours can be as basic or as spectacular as you decide to make it.

When you choose your appliances for your outdoor kitchens, just remember stainless is king. All equipment and hardware should be made from stainless steel so it'll last for years.

As to some of the other options, you will need to choose based on the design that you have chosen for your outdoor kitchen. A bar counter is a great way to add extra seating in your area as well as entertain while cooking. As far as what type of countertop you choose, tile or granite are both durable outdoor materials that can withstand the weather and still look beautiful. Finish is also important. Do you want a Stucco look or Stone finish? With so many things to choose from, it's best to seek the advice of a professional when designing.

Whatever you decide to include in your outdoor kitchen, you can make it as unique as you are!

For more information about Best in Backyards go to, visit one of six locations or call 1-800-752-9787.

About Best in Backyards:
Best in Backyards is the retail arm and showroom brand of Eastern Jungle Gym, one of the leading producers and suppliers of outdoor swing sets. The company was founded over 20 years ago by a family with intent to manufacture high quality cedar swing sets, fit to fill any backyard and last a lifetime. The company is located in the northeastern United States with retail showrooms currently located in New York and Connecticut.

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