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How to build an outdoor bar on the rooftop..
In this post, we’ll explain how to build the perfect outdoor bar station for your home.

Anyone who has lived in the city in a hi-rise condo or apartment knows that one of the perks is enjoying the views from the rooftop. Whether that means lounging by the pool on those hot summer days or having a drink around the fire pits while watching twinkling city lights during the evening.

A new trend we’re starting to see is the increase of standalone outdoor bar stations. What is an outdoor bar station? It’s simply an area where friends and family can enjoy drinks.  It can be an area that includes a sink, a cocktail station, a refrigerator, or a beer keg.

One of the more exciting aspects to your building your outdoor kitchen, besides selecting the grill of your dreams, is choosing a unique countertop to suit your style and needs! But how do you know countertop idea is best for your DIY outdoor kitchen? Well, here are a few things to consider: climate, style, size, and budget.

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If you have decided to build an outdoor DIY BBQ grill island, you will have to make a few important decisions before jumping into your new project. There are things you should know beforehand that you may not have considered previously.

It’s easy to visualize what your new outdoor BBQ island will look like, what you plan to cook on it, or daydream about the incredible gatherings you’ll have. However, there are a few unseen items you’ll want to include when building an outdoor kitchen, like a natural gas line, electricity, and plumbing. Here’s what you should know.

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When most people begin planning their backyard kitchens, they think of only one main component – the outdoor barbecue. While this is almost always something that gets built into every patio kitchen, there are numerous other things that can be added to make your outdoor kitchen even more useful. Yes, that barbecue is a good thing to start with, but expanding to include other kitchen features is what really turns a mediocre space into a high-end cooking oasis.

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If you are at all concerned about your personal health, or the health of your family, then you will receive some wonderful benefits from your DIY BBQ island. Grilling your food is a healthier alternative to conventional cooking methods, like pan frying, deep frying, or even oven roasting. Cooking your food on the grill in your DIY BBQ island allows fat to naturally drip off (instead of soaking in it while being cooked), making your meal healthier. Furthermore, and arguably more important, according to research published on the National Center for Biotechnical Information in the US National Library of Medicine, simply marinating your meats prior to grilling can further enhance the overall nutritional value of your food by reducing HCA’s up to 82%.

A wine tasting is a good way to welcome guests to your new DIY outdoor kitchen. Think of it as being an inaugural party for your patio kitchen and its built-in barbecue. Your guests can spend practically the entire party outdoors, where they can eat, taste the wine, and socialize. Although hosting a wine tasting sounds like quite a bit of work, it isn’t. We’ll talk you through the steps here.

Once construction on your patio kitchen has been completed, it’s time to decorate. There are several different ways to do so, but the best include a mix of both useful and decorative elements. These add to the character of your patio kitchen or grill island’s decor and make it a place that is not only functional but one that also represents your personality. These decorative elements don’t need to be large (although the first example here shows a different example), but they do need to explain who you are and what you plan to do with your patio kitchen.

The Super Bowl is known for four things – the game itself, the commercials, the halftime show, and the viewing parties. Your outdoor grilling station is the perfect place to host a Super Bowl party since it allows you to cook and socialize at the same time. Throwing a great Super Bowl party will take some planning, so it’s best to start in advance. Once you know how many people will be attending, you can begin the rest of the preparations, from the decor to the food.

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Outdoor cooking is an increasingly popular trend in the U.S. for many reasons. From flavorful food to entertaining guests in the beauty of the outdoors, cooking outside is an excellent pastime for anyone with a passion for food. To fully enjoy outdoor cooking, it is worthwhile to build an outdoor kitchen that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. At Grillnetics, we offer custom built outdoor kitchens to customers nationwide. Some of our favorite reasons to build an outdoor kitchen include:

When it comes to grills, there are dozens of kinds to choose from, including natural gas, propane, wood pellets, and charcoal options. Choosing the right grill for your outdoor space involves several considerations to ensure you get the best unit for you and your family. At GRILLNETICS, we specialize in creating custom outdoor cabinetry, grill and cabinet packages, and designs throughout the United States, as well as from Southern California to Texas, to the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. When you’re shopping for a new grill, it is important to consider the following factors.