Tips on Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen


Enjoy the Australian outdoor lifestyle by designing a beautiful outdoor kitchen to entertain with BBQ’s, outdoor dining and night parties.

Whether you are thinking of a sizzling BBQ setup or a rustic outdoor pizza oven, adding an outdoor kitchen can add up value to your home. In fact, an outdoor kitchen should be as functional as an indoor one.

When you reach the planning phase, we will help you consider the following elements:

  • how you’ll use the space
  • what is the location
  • where you want to add your outdoor appliances

Key Considerations and Tips to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen:

Budget –
There are so many options you can include on the list when planning an outdoor kitchen. Essentials like – BBQs, grills, fire pits, sofas, bars with refrigerator etc. So before moving forward, decide exactly how much you can spend on your outdoor kitchen & its essentials to get the best results.

Location –
It is true that an outdoor kitchen is an extension of your indoor living space. Hence, we can call location as the key factor when it comes to planning. Make sure the water source is closer to the sink for convenience. If you don’t want to invite unnecessary hassles in your way, consider placing the grill & other kitchen essentials near to the entrance of the indoor kitchen. This will help you travel less! Don’t forget to consider the overall traffic flow in your backyard to maintain the safety of your family when deciding a suitable location for your outdoor kitchen.

Design the Layout –
The layout of your outdoor BBQ area is one of the most important aspects to consider. Outdoor kitchens need certain extra considerations such as a layout that supports varied kitchen essentials. A layout that can easily indulge a built-in refrigerator, wine cooler, ice makers, grill in to a perfectly shaped kitchen is all that you need.

Aesthetic –
As Aussies we love to spend our time in a place, which is beautiful and warm, this is a great place to start when designing the aesthetic element of your outdoor kitchen. Make sure to maintain an effortless flow between the indoor and outdoor living space, so that it feels like part of the living area and isn’t an extension to the house. It will also make your space feel more like open plan living. It’s important to get the best light all year round with the positioning of your outdoor kitchen and also the best view of the garden and pool areas.

Some interior design touches you could incorporate, include: sofas, bar tables, beautiful chairs, plants, candles etc. 

Appliances –
It’s important to think about what appliances will be helpful when cooking and entertaining. Checkout some of our suggestions:

  • BBQ
  • Built-in stainless steel grill
  • Built-In Refrigerator
  • Built-In Wine Fridge
  • Ice Makers
  • Pizza oven
  • Stove top
  • Range hood

Cabinetry –
The cabinetry design is what will bring your outdoor kitchen to life and give it the functionality fit for all of your entertaining, storage and preparation needs. Checkout the list of cabinets and drawers that we suggest you incorporate into your design:

  • Kitchen bench with weatherproofing material 
  • Get cabinets that are made from waterproofing material also
  • An outdoor sink is an essential element of the furniture that should be built in your kitchen. It helps with the food preparation process & enhances with the luxurious touch.

Well, an outdoor kitchen is not only built to cook but it can be a great place to socialise. You can consider placing a bar table or beautiful dining table with chairs to enhance your outdoor kitchen. In fact, plan a comfortable seating area for you & your family.

Lights –
Create your ambience with the lights you put in your outdoor kitchen, as well as using good lighting with night time outdoor cooking.

Come and checkout our showroom at 5-7 Yandina Place, Yandina to see our outdoor BBQ displays. Or have a look at our gallery to get more inspiration! For a free quote, you can contact us on 07 5472 7272.