Using Your BBQ Island to Increase Usable Space

A person grilling kebabs on a BBQ island

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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At Pools by Design, we pride ourselves on creating gorgeous and functional designs for outdoor kitchens.

We will design your BBQ island to fit your needs, including storage solutions. Call us today for a free estimate.

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