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When designing your outdoor kitchen there is no shortage of features to choose from. You might have seen our recent post about outdoor kitchen TVs, or maybe our article about pizza ovens. Spring will be here before you know it, but even before winter is officially over, we have one feature you can add to your kitchen for use all year round: outdoor kitchen warming drawers.   Highly overlooked but extremely useful appliances, outdoor kitchen warming drawers offer a separate space to store food and keep it warm that doesn’t take up oven space or keep you running back and forth to …

This year, why not start a new Thanksgiving tradition by hosting the party in your outdoor kitchen? The Grillnetics blog has just the tips you need to carve out a perfect plan for outdoor Thanksgiving!

Outdoor TVs are one of the latest and greatest trends in patio dining and entertaining. Talk to the Grillnetics team today to find the perfect TV for your outdoor space.

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.

Check out this blog for information on the best materials & size specifications for your DIY outdoor kitchen countertop!

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.

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.