A guide to creating a fully equipped, permanent outdoor kitchen that's usuable year-round.
About the Author
OWEN LOCKWOOD is the senior editor at Home & Garden Editorial Services. He has worked on several home-improvement books, including the Creative
Homeowner titles Design Ideas for Flooring, 1001 Ideas for Decks, and
1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization. Lockwood, who has been an editor and writer at multiple national magazines, lives in Fairfield,
Table of ContentsIntroductionPart 1: Get StartedChapter 1: Choosing the Right SiteNear or Far?Remote Outdoor KitchensGet the Exposure RightWhen You Can't DecideChapter 2: The Perfect PlanSize, Height, and ShapeConvenient AccessCreating Preliminary DrawingsThe Primary Work StationsGetting Design HelpLandscaping Can Makea DifferenceChapter 3: Outdoor FloorsWood DecksSynthetic DecksAlternative Decking MaterialsStone PatiosConcrete PatiosTile and BrickChapter 4: Improving ComfortShelter OptionsShade UmbrellasOther Shade SolutionsTrellises, Pergolas, and ArborsInsect ControlWindscreensHeating and CoolingChapter 5: Safety and HealthGrill SafetyTraffic SafetyEnsuring Sanitary ConditionsSafer StairsLighting for SafetyGas and Electrical SafetyPart 2: Outfit Your KitchenChapter 6: Selecting AppliancesChoosing a GrillGrill FeaturesGrill Price CategoriesThe Fuel TypesGrill AccessoriesOther Cooking OptionsRefrigeratorsOther Outdoor AppliancesChapter 7: Sinks and CountertopsCountertopsSinksFaucetsTrashRecyclingCompostingChapter 8: Storage OptionsCustom Versus PrefabCustom CountersPrefabricated Grill CountersBar IslandsCabinetsMore Storage IdeasChapter 9: Outdoor Dining AreasWhere to DinePrivacy Screens and ShadesBuying Outdoor FurnitureFurniture StylesBuilding Outdoor FurnitureChapter 10: Finishing TouchesElectronics AlfrescoThe Soft Touch of TextilesOutdoor Kitchen GardensOutdoor LightingPart 3: Design GalleryChapter 11: Kitchens for Every BudgetCraftsman-Style Garden KitchenPassing ThroughGoing Below DeckRolling AlongOutdoor Kitchen PavilionKitchen in a ShedResource GuideGlossaryIndexPhoto Credits