Now that the outdoor kitchen design is almost finished, it's time to polish it off with tasteful, high-end accessories that are incredibly useful and complimentary. These optional components can unify a design while adding efficiency and durability to appliances, storage, and islands, from doors and drawers to grill liners and trash chutes. There are even unique masonry options available, which are uniquely designed components crafted with an increased flange depth to provide a seamless look and fit for islands or built-ins with stone or brick finishes.
Characteristics of Outdoor Kitchen Components
As with appliances, it's always recommended that all outdoor components be constructed of at least #304-grade stainless steel. Sometimes #430 grade stainless is widely used for middle to lower ends products, and it may be sufficient in hot, arid locations. Still, it is not recommended for moist, cold, or salt-air locations. Anything in the outdoor space, from an umbrella stanchion to a built-in ice chest, will take a beating from the elements, making it necessary to pay for the durability.
Types of Components to Consider
With a myriad of choices and features, here are some popular components to consider:
- Doors and Drawers - Providing utility options, easy access to the BBQ Island, storage solutions for tools and utensils, stainless steel doors, and drawers will make an outdoor kitchen efficient and functional. Practical and stylish features include easy flush mounting, reversible door mounting, and handy magnetic latches to keep it all secure.
- Grill Liners - Fitted grill liners deliver extra protection to keep heat from reaching combustible surfaces or framing, such as wood or plastic, providing the freedom to create an outdoor kitchen in the material of choice.
- Ice Chests – Fun and practical, a built-in ice chest, fully insulated and constructed of stainless steel, provides common-sense utility for easy grilling.
- Trash Chute – Considering the planning, time, and expense that go into an outdoor kitchen, it doesn’t make sense to neglect a stainless steel trash chute that keeps the trash out of view.
We Can Help You with Your Kitchen
Now that you have a better understanding of the types of components homeowners can use to complete their outdoor kitchen space, what are some final thoughts? There are so many options available for your design. You may be wondering how to choose which ones will work best for your home's needs and budget.
To help with this decision-making process, our design team at the Summerset Superstore is here to answer any questions you might have about the various features and benefits each component offers. We'll be happy to show you examples in our vast showroom or provide an in-home consultation where we walk through all the different designs available together. Hence, you know exactly what will work best on your property!
If it sounds like we're speaking your language, contact us today, and let's get started designing a beautiful new outdoor living area.