Just as food seems to taste better when cooked outdoors, so does the act of cooking in an open environment seem to be more fun, more adventurous, and more family-friendly. The outdoor kitchen has become a popular gathering place during the summer months and, in many areas - all year long.
The Design Phase
During the design phase, you'll need to determine how you want the kitchen work areas to flow.
When you're ready to custom design your own, an array of outdoor appliances to meet every cooking need awaits. Wine coolers, built-in pizza ovens, refrigerator with icemaker, and dishwasher can be additional luxuries designed into your island. It's all waiting for you, so first you need to decide on a budget and a design. For a few thousand dollars, you can purchase a grill island that has all the basics.
Picking a Location & Setting the Mood
If you're not going to add all the bells and whistles, then think about convenience. Your indoor kitchen should continue working in tandem with the outdoor space. Consider an outdoor location in close proximity to the indoor kitchen for the inevitable back and forth errands.