Outdoor BBQ

Having an outdoor BBQ next to your pool is ideal during the spring and summer seasons. It gives you the opportunity to take advantage of beautiful weather, spend time with friends, and bond with your family. Here at Pools By Design, we offer many ways for you to customize your space to your liking. Building a pool is a lengthy and expensive process. You want to make sure you are getting good use out of your money. Adding a kitchen component to your outdoor space creates the incentive to spend more time outside with friends and family. Good food complements any social outing. This is why having a BBQ feature in your backyard will enhance any event you may hold out there.

Why limit yourself to your inside kitchen?

Where to Put your Outside Barbeque?

Strategically placing your grill in a prime location next to your pool can enhance the atmosphere of your backyard oasis. Nothing beats relaxing with good company, a cold beverage in hand, and the smell of steaks wafting through the air. When deciding what type of grill you want, you should be asking yourself some basic questions. What kinds of foods do you want to cook? What size gatherings do you often have? Most people decide which BBQ they want in their backyard based on its performance. If you like to prepare simple meals like hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and veggies, then you are going to want to purchase a gas or charcoal grill.

Updating your Grill

If you already have a BBQ, updating it can bring a whole new look to your outdoor space. There are many different ways to make your old BBQ look as good as new. Repairing and updating your current BBQ with new parts can help make it run as smoothly as possible. You can also stock up on state of the art barbeque accessories like warming racks and heat plates that will make your old barbeque perform as if it’s brand new.

If you are looking for something a little more intricate than a barbeque, there are many other options to consider. A pizza oven is a unique addition to your outdoor space, one that would be sure to be a conversation starter. Pizza ovens can be used for not only just making delicious homemade pizzas, but also different types of bread, meats, and cakes. The implementation of this unique oven leads to a unique experience that will leave an impression on your guests. Along with pizza ovens, there are different types of rotisseries, smokers, and even teppanyaki style flat top cookers that can be a unique choice for your backyard.

Whether you are customizing a barbeque or some outdoor cooking equipment, keep in mind the benefits of having an outdoor sink. Installing a sink outside makes entertaining and cooking much more convenient. You also consider other useful outdoor kitchen appliances like a refrigerator to keep your raw meats and other ingredients fresh and ready to go.

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Your backyard is just as important as the inside of your home. The aesthetic appeal, as well as the comfort of your backyard oasis, can determine how much time you spend at your house. Incorporating cooking equipment into your backyard can lead to fun-filled gatherings that create lasting memories. A backyard barbeque setup creates a convenience factor for hosting. Hosting large or small parties can be stressful, but having everything that you need for a party all in the same area can relieve the many stressors that sneak in. The possibilities are endless with a fun and creative outdoor barbeque set up.

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Using a BBQ Island to Increase Usable Space

There are many reasons to build a BBQ island in your backyard. Outdoor kitchens help you host unique parties, and increase your options for dishes you can prepare. In addition, these spaces look gorgeous in your backyard. One of the many advantages of an outdoor grilling island is that it helps you increase your usable space. Running out of storage space can be frustrating, and you don’t want your home to look cluttered because you have to store your kitchen appliances and equipment on countertops.

Here are some of the ways a BBQ island can increase usable space in your home:

Outdoor Storage

Your BBQ island can include a variety of storage solutions to help you free up space in your indoor kitchen. Many outdoor kitchens include cabinets and drawers for you to store equipment. When you work with Pools by Design, we can help you customize your outdoor space to include as much or as little storage as you prefer.

One solution that helps many people make the best use of their grilling island is to use outdoor storage for the equipment they use outdoors. For example, you can put grilling spatulas, grill brushes, and any other outdoor grilling equipment in your BBQ island’s drawers. This helps you separate your items in a way that makes them easier to find when you need them.

Countertop Space

When you build an outdoor kitchen, you can include more than just the grill itself. You can include countertop space, and this can be helpful for preparation and cooking. For example, let’s say you are grilling steak. You can add spaces, cut the meat, and grill it all in the comfort of your BBQ island.

This countertop space is also helpful when you are hosting. If you have a large party, it can be difficult to find space for all of your side dishes. An outdoor grilling island lets you place certain items outside, freeing up indoor counter space. You can also strategically split up the cooking and preparation that you do inside and outside.

Outdoor Refrigerator

Many people choose to include an outdoor refrigerator when they create a cooking island for their backyard. A large reason for this is that it increases your storage space. If you have a large family or if you host often, it’s easy to run out of space in your indoor refrigerator. Rather than having to jam in more items than your fridge can fit, you can simply transfer some groceries to your outdoor refrigerator.

Having a refrigerator in your BBQ island also lets you choose where to store items. If you know you will be grilling meat, for example, you can store it in your outdoor refrigerator to make it easier to find. Or, if you host a pool party, you can put side dishes in your fridge outside so they are ready to serve when you need them.

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3 Ways You Can Use an Outdoor Grill

Adding an outdoor grill to your backyard is a great investment. Not only does a project like this improve your home’s value, you can also enjoy your outdoor kitchen with your family for years to come. Imagine the memories that you can make grilling poolside, whether you host pool parties for friends or grill for your family. Outdoor cooking is a luxury not many people can experience and once you install an outdoor kitchen, you are going to want to use it as often as possible.

Here are 3 ways you can use your outdoor grill:

1. Hosting Parties

When you host for your family and friends, you want to make the experience as unique as possible. When you have an outdoor grill, you can offer an experience that not many homes can. You can grill food poolside on your BBQ grill while your guests enjoy swimming. During cooler months, you can host in an outdoor seating area to enjoy the gorgeous Arizona weather while you eat.

There are many holidays and events where grilling fits in perfectly. From Fourth of July barbeques to Superbowl cookouts, you can use an outdoor grill year-round. Your guests will notice the difference when you prepare authentic grilled food compared to trying to replicate th 3 Ways You Can Use an Outdoor Grill e smoky flavor in an oven. This will help your parties stand out as truly special events.

2. Family Dinner

You don’t need a special occasion to use your outdoor grill. It may be that your family is getting tired of eating the same food every week. Owning a grill makes it possible to add new foods to your dinner rotation. You can grill chicken for a change from standard oven-baked options, or you can grill burgers for your family to enjoy.

An outdoor grill also gives you the option to add healthier options without settling for boring food. Grilled vegetables often taste better than other ways of cooking them. You can experiment with different ingredients and see what you and your family prefer. Once you find something you love, you know that you always have the option to go outside and make it.

3. Innovative Cooking

If you are a grilling enthusiast or an innovate cook, owning your own outdoor grill gives you the luxury to experiment with your cooking. Whatever you want to attempt, you have the freedom to give it a try. You can switch up the wood pellets you use for different meats, for example, and see how your results taste.

You can experiment with using your grill to smoke meats over wood chips, or you can use a charcoal grill to perfect your burgers. With a wide selection of outdoor grills to choose from, you can pick something that fits the type of cooking you like most. If grilling isn’t your thing, Pools by Design also offers pizza ovens and fire pits for our outdoor kitchens.

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Does this sound like something you’d like to have in your very own backyard? Pools by Design can help you create a custom outdoor kitchen, including a BBQ grill and anything else that you desire.

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How an Outdoor Kitchen Makes Your Life Easier

Creating your dream backyard involves more than just a pool. You also want to make sure that every part of your yard surrounding your swimming pool is built exactly the way you want it. One element to consider including is an outdoor kitchen. You can customize your space to include whatever you want, from BBQ grills to refrigerators to space for entertaining. At Pools by Design, we create custom solutions for outdoor living, and this includes kitchen islands.

Here are just a few of the ways a new outdoor kitchen can make your life easier:

More Storage Space

With so many appliances, ingredients, and equipment, it’s easy to run out of space in your kitchen. Adding an outdoor kitchen gives you another area where you can store these items. You can opt to store items you use outside (such as grilling tools) in your new outdoor kitchen drawers so they do not take up space in your kitchen. Outdoor refrigerators also give you the option to store food outside when you run out of indoor space.

A Variety of Food Options

There are certain foods that simply taste better when you can make them outdoors. Grilling is one great example. There is nothing quite like authentic grilled steak, hot dogs, or burgers made with your outdoor kitchen’s built-in grill. Outdoor pizza ovens also help you make delicious pizza much better than you could in a conventional oven. If you install a fire pit, you can even make s’mores with your kids poolside.

The Convenience of Outdoor Cooking

In certain situations, outdoor cooking is more convenient than cooking inside. For example, if you are hosting a pool party, it can be exhausting to run side dishes out from the kitchen to the pool. With an outdoor kitchen, you can prepare and serve these items all in one place. You can even opt to include a warming drawer so you can prepare ahead of time and keep your food warm for guests.

Unique Outdoor Entertaining

Having an outdoor kitchen gives you many new options for outdoor entertaining. For example, you can take your pool parties to the next level with poolside barbeque. If you have kids, you can host sleepovers featuring homemade s’mores roasted over your fire pit. Even classic dinner parties can be made more upscale when you take them outdoors in your very own custom outdoor kitchen.

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When you work with Pools by Design to customize your outdoor kitchen, you know that you are getting the highest quality. We make sure that we build everything exactly the way you want it. If you are not a big fan of grilling, we can opt for a pizza oven or outdoor stovetop over a BBQ grill. We can customize your outdoor kitchen for large parties or for intimate gatherings with just a few friends.

Our customer service and our craftsmanship make us our top choice for outdoor living solutions.

Contact us today and let us know how we can create a kitchen to fit your backyard.