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Outdoor Kitchen Cleaning & Maintenance

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home is an exciting change! There are new opportunities for cooking, outdoor entertaining and enjoying the warm weather. But amidst all the summer fun, it’s important not to forget about maintaining your outdoor kitchen. Since your outdoor kitchen is always exposed to the outside elements, it’s inevitable that your kitchen will rack up dirt and grime, not to mention the natural wear and tear from cooking or grilling. Here are four tips for outdoor kitchen cleaning.

Clean Stainless Steel Properly
Don’t Neglect Your Outdoor Grill Appliances
Clean Those Countertops
Outdoor Furniture

Clean Stainless Steel Properly

One of the obvious draws of an outdoor kitchen is the lower maintenance required to keep it clean. Outdoor kitchens are meant to withstand the outdoor elements, and their components are built to last, specifically the stainless steel. Not only does stainless steel look nice with the hardware typically used in outdoor spaces, but it is also resistant to rust and corrosion, which makes it ideal for outdoor use.

Although stainless steel is a pretty durable material, it isn’t indestructible, which is why certain preventative steps will help keep your stainless steel looking shiny. For example, never cut directly on a stainless steel surface (use a cutting board instead). And when it comes to cleaning, wiping down with soapy water and rinsing thoroughly is your best bet for maintaining stainless steel surfaces. Make sure you are cleaning every surface including the cabinetry, sink, outdoor refrigerator and other stainless steel items on a regular basis.

You can also use a special polish for removing smudges, fingerprints and stains if needed, but be sure to apply it with a soft cloth – using anything harsher, like steel wool pads, may cause more harm than good. Mechanical abrasions (like those from steel pads, wire brushes and scrapers), as well as water deposits and chlorides (found in household and industrial cleaners) are all enemies of stainless steel, so keep them away from your outdoor kitchen. Since many stainless steels come with visible polishing lines, it’s important to scrub or wipe with the “grain” when cleaning.

To further protect your stainless steel outdoor kitchen, you can opt to add a powder coat finish. By adding this extra finish it helps prevent rust over time and increases the ease of maintenance. The powder coat finishes come in a wide variety of colors and designs so you can add a pop of color to your backyard while still having the durability of stainless steel.

Don’t Neglect Your Outdoor Grill Appliances

Outdoor grill appliances are essential to outdoor kitchens. In many setups, the grill serves as the centerpiece of the outdoor kitchen – it will get a lot of use, so it’s imperative that you take good care of it. Generally, after each use you should wait until the bbq grill is cool and then scrub the grill grates with a special wire brush. Wipe off residue with soapy water and a cloth and then rinse.

Aside from the grate, it’s important to check its other components, too, like burners, valves, and hoses. If you have a gas grill, don’t ignore the burners. Use a stiff brush periodically to clean off grease. And when you are cooking, pay attention to the color of the flame; a healthy flame on a gas grill should be blue with a yellow tip—if your flames are all yellow, turn off the grill and disconnect the fuel tank so that you can check the fuel valve pressure.

Clean Those Countertops

Cleaning your outdoor kitchen countertops is important and the best way to do it depends largely on the type of material used. While granite and stone countertops look smooth, they are porous, which means they can stain easily. If you have granite or stone countertops, you should wipe up spills as quickly as possible with soapy water.

For the best long-term cleaning experience, we recommend Dekton® by Cosentino® for outdoor kitchen countertops. This new and innovative material is a combination of quartz, porcelain and glass formulated into an ultra-compact surface that is non-porous, UV-resistant for color stability in the sunshine, durable, virtually indestructible and impervious to staining.

In addition, adding a roof structure to your outdoor kitchen will help add another layer of protection for year round cleaning, specifically for countertops and other flat surfaces.

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Outdoor Furniture

As with stainless steel, making thoughtful choices in the design and material of your outdoor furniture will go a long way when it comes to maintenance. Common outdoor furniture materials, such as vinyl, mesh, and fabric components, can be cleaned with a mild, all-purpose cleaner. Like with your countertops, try to catch and wipe up spills as soon as possible.

Remember, regular cleaning and maintenance of your outdoor kitchen will ensure that you get many years of enjoyment out of it, so use these tips to assist with your outdoor kitchen cleaning.

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Are Outdoor Kitchens Worth The Investment?

How Much Does An Outdoor Kitchen Add to Home Value?

Outdoor Kitchens continue to grow in popularity, and experts in the space believe that an outdoor kitchen significantly increases the value of a home. A study from Absolute Outdoor Kitchens found homes with an outdoor kitchen see an ROI of between 100% and 200% than homes without. Therefore, outdoor kitchens add significant value to the home. Read on to learn more.

Frequently Asked Question:
How Much Does an Outdoor Kitchen Cost?
The cost will depend on materials selected for your outdoor kitchen cabinets, size and appliances to go with your outdoor kitchen. The cost will vary based on how extravagant you want it to be.

If the idea of adding an outdoor kitchen to your own home seems financially daunting, you’re not alone in your thinking. It can be expensive to build an outdoor kitchen and it may leave you wondering if the return on investment is worth it? Regardless of the outdoor kitchen cost, it is well worth the investment. Here are three reasons why we think so.

1. Your Investing – It Increases the Value of Your Home

In a recent survey done by Casual Living Magazine, 49% of homeowners have already added outdoor living and a cooking area to their home. In addition, of the people who stated that they did not have an outdoor kitchen, about 25% said that they were anticipating adding one within a year.

The outdoor kitchen trend is on the rise, and not going away anytime soon. By investing in an outdoor kitchen, you’ll put your home in line with the latest in kitchen remodels, and position yourself favorably in a fickle real estate market, and improve the resale value of your house down the road. In fact, a survey by the National Association of Realtors revealed that more than than half of home buyers would be willing to pay a premium price for a house with an outdoor living area.

In addition, according to a quote from Absolute Outdoor Kitchen’s Buyer Guide, “CNN Money, and Remodeling Magazine support that outdoor kitchens nationally return 100% to 200% of the improvement cost,” adding that, “As with any home improvement, the ROI formula works providing you design and build a kitchen that is proportional to the home value and location.”

This of course depends largely on the climate in which the property is located. For example, warmer areas tend to see a higher ROI than colder areas although recently, even outdoor kitchens in cold climates are gaining in popularity. Another factor in this is the quality of the materials that are used to build the outdoor kitchen.

2. Increase the Size of Your Home – Outdoors

Your kitchen (and outdoor entertaining space) will increase in size. Think of all the times you’ve thought to yourself how nice it would be to have a larger kitchen to cook, spend time with family and friends, and entertain in. While you could easily invest money in remodeling or expanding your home’s indoor kitchen, choosing to build an outdoor kitchen is actually a more cost effective option.

Part of the reason that backyard kitchens are becoming so popular is because they expand the size of your home (and essentially increase your kitchen size). When you invest in an outdoor kitchen, you are building a new room – a room that’s outdoors, but still a fully functional space to eat, play and relax in your home. Why run in and out of the house when you can move everything you need outdoors?

And if you like to entertain, an outdoor kitchen won’t only expand your outdoor space – it will also impress your guests! By way of return on investment, your new outdoor kitchen can serve as a form of social currency – hosting dinner and events at your own home suddenly becomes more appealing than dining out. And you may experience some positive financial returns from that turn of events as well!

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3. Improve Your Health and Wellness

One of the best reasons to invest in an outdoor kitchen is that you’ll end up investing in your own wellness, as well as the wellness of your family! When you build an outdoor kitchen in your home, you’re building an opportunity to spend more time outdoors, and all the healthy benefits that accompany it.

When you spend more time outdoors with the help of your new kitchen, you can experience scientifically proven benefits, such as improved memory and concentration, restored mental energy, reduced stress levels, sharper thinking and creativity, and more. And isn’t your own health and livelihood the most important thing you can invest in?

While the cost of an outdoor kitchen requires at least a few thousand dollars to build, investing in an outdoor kitchen, will pay off exponentially in the future. But, it is important to remember that if you are going to invest in an outdoor kitchen, you need to ensure it is built correctly and with quality materials. Including stainless steel kitchen cabinets, granite or Dekton countertops, and amenities like a wet bar or grill in your outdoor kitchen will even further elevate your backyard living space.

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens offers premiere stainless steel materials to create luxury outdoor kitchen designs. Our outdoor living options are designed and engineered to provide you not only with returns on home value, but fun, comfort, and endless entertainment as well.

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Moving Outdoors By the Numbers

Today’s homeowners want more entertaining space, so they are moving outdoors.  Adding amenities, such as an outdoor kitchen to their backyard, delivers a variety of new options.  Due to advancements in outdoor living, anything that can be created inside, can be installed outside.  Outdoor kitchens are now being fitted with all the bells and whistles, from grills to outdoor dishwashers, and from fully functional outdoor kitchen cabinets to bartending centers.  According to research done by Casual Living magazine, 49% of homeowners have already added outdoor living and cooking spaces to their homes.

Outdoor living and cooking spaces rank high on the list of home renovation plans. According to the study, of the people who stated that they did not have an outdoor kitchen, about 25% said that they were anticipating adding one within a year.  These renovations had budgets spanning from less than $3,000 to more than $10,000 – with the majority of budgets in the $3,000 to $5,000.  These plans typically include cooktops, granite countertops, outdoor lighting, seating, and stainless-steel cabinets.

It comes to no surprise that warmer regions, the South and West, report higher numbers of homes with existing outdoor kitchens. With the help of pergolas, rooftops, and fans these homeowners are able to enjoy their investment throughout the summer and less outdoor-friendly seasons.  Also, outdoor heaters have increased the length of the entertaining season in colder regions.  It was reported that during the summer, 46% of people use their outdoor kitchens more than three times per week, which is a drastic jump from usage statistics from the spring and fall months – the majority using their kitchens 2-3 times per week.

While outdoor kitchens come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, one thing seems to remain the same across the board – they are all about entertaining and cooking. An astonishing 96% of respondents to the survey said that their outdoor kitchens had to have a grill – gas grills being the most popular. This statistic doesn’t even account for the different types of cooktops gaining popularity – Evos, pizza ovens, and smokers, just to name a few. Having a variety of cooktops creates options when entertaining to make each event unique.

It seems like homeowners have the right idea. They’ve honed in on the necessities of entertaining. Cooking, outdoor seating, lighting, countertops, and cabinets top the list of the “must-haves” for outdoor kitchens. Homeowners are heavily leaning towards a full-sized dining table and chairs to enjoy their kitchen’s creations. Bar stool seating is also high on the list of preferred outdoor seating, which makes sense because outdoor bartending stations go hand in hand with outdoor kitchens.

Regardless of location, budget, cooking preference or entertaining style, moving outdoors is today’s trend – so grab your corner of the great outdoors and have some fun all summer… all year!

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Outdoor Kitchen Trends Perfect For Entertaining This Summer

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Summer is here and it’s time to take advantage of your backyard, patio, or porch for outdoor entertaining. Here are the top outdoor kitchen trends you’ll be seeing everywhere this summer.

Modern & Versatile Cooking Stations

Outdoor cooking areas have come a long way from a stone and stucco BBQ island. In 2017, an innovative, modular outdoor kitchen design unlike any else on the market emerged. As the result of a collaboration between Daniel Germani Designs, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and Dekton® by Cosentino® the ASA-D2 was created. The ASA-D2 has completely reinvented outdoor cooking and entertaining spaces with its sleek design and high performance capabilities.

The ASA-D2 is fit to enhance any outdoor setting with versatility, function, and modern design. As a freestanding outdoor cooking station, it is able to withstand severe weather and features a painted steel frame with a powder coated stainless steel body, making it durable and ultra-sleek. The ASA-D2 was created with an eye-catching, innovative design and has the capabilities of a fully-equipped kitchen. It gives homeowners, designers and architectures a unique and stylish modern outdoor kitchen option that previously didn’t exist.

Outdoor Kitchen Amenities

While barbecues are not new to the outdoors, the popularity of top of the line grilling stations and unique cooking appliances continues to increase with each passing year. Smokers and pizza ovens have become sought-after and must have additions to outdoor kitchens, along with other outdoor-grade appliances and amenities. In addition to smokers and pizza ovens, the conveniences below are great additions to any luxury outdoor space.

Outdoor Kitchen Bar – You’ll hardly see an outdoor kitchen these days without a bartending station. These practical stations include a sink, ice machines, outdoor refrigerators, and even beer taps, and wine coolers. Outdoor bartending stations allows you to stay outside with your guests throughout the evening as you will not need to go inside each time anyone needs a refreshment.

Fire Pit – This exciting outdoor amenity is the perfect addition for any outdoor area. Whether you want to cook s’mores or just use it to keep warm on a cool evening, an outdoor fire pit is a practical accompaniment and beautiful design element to add to your outdoor kitchen and living area. If a fire pit is not feasible, think about instead adding a heater or outdoor fireplace, especially for the cool evenings.

Multiple Cooking Surfaces – While this one isn’t necessarily considered an amenity, this element is an essential when entertaining large groups. Since you will need to prepare food for many people, having multiple cooking surfaces to work with is a must. By having a prep station, grill, oven, and even a side burner, cooking a gourmet meal outdoors has all the benefits of a full indoor kitchen.

In addition to the amenities listed above, other creature comforts that can be added to your outdoor kitchen area are comfortable furniture, outdoor speakers, overhead fans, and even a canopy or pergola to cover the outdoor area on hot days. By adding these must have amenities, you’re sure to take your outdoor entertaining this summer up a notch.

Separate Seating Areas & Outdoor Living Rooms

The indoors are taking over the outdoors. Over the past few years, the number one trend in outdoor living is a seamless transition from the indoors out. As outdoor kitchens have grown in popularity, we’ve seen the increase in the separation of cooking, seating and entertaining spaces. This separation between cooking and entertaining spaces is an important component to keep in mind when designing your outdoor area. Some designers and homeowners are even creating completely separate outdoor living rooms to bring the indoor comforts outdoors.

One way to bring the indoor design aesthetic out, is using rugs, ottomans, plush sofas, layered blankets, and throw pillows. Thanks to upgraded outdoor fabrics, which are fade-resistant and waterproof, homeowners can create a permanent living room outdoors with comfortable furniture and textiles. Outdoor furniture companies are offering more options for weatherproof throw pillows that cozy up your backyard and can easily be switched out as trends come and go. Outdoor living rooms are great for casual dining around your backyard kitchen.

Outdoor Entertainment Centers & Smart Homes

One of the latest trends is incorporating digital entertainment into outdoor living spaces. Recent innovations in media technology have made it possible for homeowners to stay connected in their backyards. People are now able to stream their favorite shows from their hot tub, patio lounge, or patio lounge area.

Creating your own outdoor theater and entertainment area can provide hours of fun for your whole family during warm summer evenings. From simple projection theaters to advanced HD outdoor television options, you can curate a backyard entertainment center that will provide the best viewing experience for you, your family and your guests.

Homeowners can also take advantage of an outdoor Wi-Fi connection, allowing them to operate smart devices from their patio or backyard kitchen, sync music to their outdoor speakers, or take movie night outdoors.

LED Lighting

Lighting is an essential feature of outdoor kitchens and backyard spaces to keep the party going well after sunset. Whether it’s illuminating your outdoor cooking station, adding landscaping accents, or providing ambiance for entertaining areas, outdoor lighting is on the top of the list for backyard entertaining trends. Long-lasting LED lights are ideal for outdoor use. The bright bulbs are perfect for your grill area and can create a warm ambiance.

An outdoor kitchen is a perfect luxury feature that will provide years of enjoyment for your family and guests. It will expand your outdoor entertaining space and allow you to spend more time outdoors. With proper planning and design, an outdoor cooking and living space can be a reality for your home. Contact us to learn more about outdoor kitchen trends.


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Questions to Ask Before Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Before building your outdoor kitchen, a few important questions must be answered. Aside from personal style preferences and the unique vision of your future outdoor kitchen, the following components should be considered in order to make the most out of your investment.

What Type of Cabinetry Will Work Best?

Whether they’re indoors or outdoors, cabinets are an essential part of all kitchens. They provide necessary storage space, support appliances and tie together the look of your entertainment space – contributing to your unique style.

Consider what type of cabinets will provide the most efficient storage and accommodate the dimensions (and weight) of your outdoor appliances, such as grills, pizza ovens and refrigerators. Most importantly, consider the environment where you live. For example, coastal homes should use 316L marine-grade stainless steel for optimal durability.

Related – Outdoor Kitchen Storage Ideas

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens manufactures cabinets that will bring the look of your outdoor entertainment space together. Our stainless steel cabinets arrive fully assembled for ease of installation. With multiple powder coat finishes and cabinet configurations, our versatile outdoor kitchen cabinets provide homeowners with seemingly endless layout and design options when creating their outdoor cooking area.

What Cooking Appliances Should I Get?

There are a lot of different options when considering what cooking appliances to install in your outdoor kitchen. Our in-house design team can help you narrow down the choices; selecting the best appliances for your cooking style and outdoor entertaining needs.

Gas grills are a convenient option, while charcoal grills provide more flavor and a unique live-fire cooking experience. Wood-fired pizza ovens are a fun addition to outdoor cooking environments and gas-fired ovens provide a more modern convenience. A dedicated smoker is a must for traditional American barbeque, while an outdoor side burner will provide boiling and frying options.

What Do I Need for a Cooling & Bartending Station?

A full luxury outdoor kitchen would be incomplete without refrigeration and bartending stations. Access to cold drinks, an ice maker, refrigerator and freezer will provide convenience and luxury to your cooking space.

Other appliances such as wine coolers and bartending stations will help you create the ultimate outdoor entertaining space. Whether your entertaining style is intimate dinner parties or luxurious summer soirees, outdoor cooling and bartending amenities are a must.

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens offers a wide variety of styles and features from premier manufacturers. Keep in mind that many of these appliances will need a water line so make sure to research and plan all utility connections and outlets.

What Should Be Considered When Choosing Countertops?

Granite, concrete, and soapstone are typically the most popular materials used for outdoor kitchen countertops. Each of these options will require maintenance, as they are subject to various environmental stresses from the outdoors. Consider your surrounding climate. For regions with harsh winters, the repetition of freezing and thawing will cause chipping and cracking over time. We recommend using countertop materials that are resistant to thermal shock against heat, frost and thawing.

Additionally, each station in your outdoor kitchen will need adequate countertop space to support it. For example, the prep zone will ideally include easy access to a sink, trash bins, utensils in nearby storage drawers, and cabinetry. This area will get messy, so easy cleanup is important. As with an indoor kitchen, creating functional zones is a key part of planning your outdoor kitchen layout.

What Furniture Will Best Complement the Space?

The final aspect to consider before designing and building your outdoor kitchen is furniture. Tables, chairs and other furniture will tie your outdoor space together.

You should consider how much room you have, how many people you plan to entertain at a given time and how much space you’ll need to make everything comfortable and functional. As we’ve seen over the last few years, the outdoor kitchen trend is to separate the entertaining and cooking areas. If your outdoor space will follow this trend, consider different types of furniture for the spaces. Chair width, knee height, and traffic clearance are important elements to consider when planning the purchase of your outdoor furniture. Most importantly, the design and layout of your outdoor kitchen should create a natural flow between cooking and entertaining areas.

Related – Big Green Egg Outdoor Kitchen Plans

An outdoor kitchen is a great feature that will provide years of outdoor enjoyment and entertainment for your family and guests. It will expand your dining and hosting space and allow you to spend more time outdoors. With proper planning and design, the perfect outdoor kitchen can be a reality for your home.



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This amazing outdoor kitchen in San Diego, California is perfect for entertaining all year long. Photo: Steven Paul Whitsitt Photography

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Outdoor Kitchens Layout Ideas: A Helpful Guide

This post was originally published on May 18, 2017 and updated April 20, 2020.
Firing up the grill for a summer BBQ, sunset cocktails with friends, and making homemade pizzas with the family are all activities that make outdoor kitchens a highly desirable space. They physically extend the living space into the great outdoors and create the opportunity for endless entertainment. Beyond added space, outdoor kitchens have become one of the top home remodeling requests and increases a home value.

U-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen
This stunning U-shaped outdoor kitchen design is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Photo: Steven Paul Whitsitt Photography

Although adding an outdoor kitchen is an exciting endeavor for your clients, it is important to start at the ground level before getting caught up in the finer design details. This is done by first determining the best layout for your backyard kitchen. When selecting an outdoor kitchen floor plan, there are a number of factors to take into consideration, such as location, available outdoor space, kitchen necessities, functionality and aesthetics.

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There are a variety of outdoor kitchen designs and layouts to choose from including L-shaped, U-shaped, and kitchens with islands. Consider all of these layouts and how they work with the home in order to determine the ideal layout for any outdoor kitchen.

– L-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen
– U-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen Layouts
– Island Kitchens


Considerations for the Kitchen Design

First Steps: Consider the Space

Before selecting a layout, it is helpful to think about how you envision your outdoor kitchen area. Is it an elaborate setting equipped to entertain large parties or is it a discrete space that subtly nestles into its existing surroundings?

Next, consider the space where you want to build the kitchen. Rooftop outdoor kitchens will have significantly different space requirements than the indoor/outdoor “California room”. Additionally, consider how much outdoor space you have available and if you will need easy access to your indoor kitchen? Also, keep in mind the grill location and how to divert smoke from your entertaining area or indoors. Will you need a seating area? This is another thing to consider.

Must-Have Features

After you know the available square footage, make a list of your outdoor kitchen essentials. It is a good idea to make this list in order of importance in case you run out of room within your design. Consider a grill, mini fridge, wine chiller, sink, bar, countertops, pizza oven, cabinetry, serving space, furniture and more.

It is often helpful to think about this as a process. Imagine yourself cooking in the outdoor kitchen area. What do you want to make? Where will you prep the food? How will it be cooked? How will you clean up afterward? Where will the food be served to guests? Having adequate counter space will be important for food prep.

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This process will help you decide on your must-have outdoor kitchen items. After your kitchen location and necessities have been determined, you can begin selecting the ideal layout for your unique needs.



L-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen

L Shaped Outdoor Kitchen

The L-shaped outdoor kitchen design is a very popular layout for outdoor spaces because it can easily mold to your existing backyard or patio and is scalable both in terms of size and cost. If you have a smaller space, an L-shaped kitchen can subtly fit into a corner without obscuring the functionality of the backyard or taking up the entire rooftop.

Additionally, L-shaped floor plans can seamlessly extend off of existing walls for a natural flow. Due to their scalable nature, L-shaped designs can be designed to fit different budgets.

However, L-shaped kitchens can be extended, accommodating a variety of appliances and features for a top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen. In addition, they are great for blending the entertaining and cooking areas.

U-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen Layouts

A U-shaped outdoor kitchen is a wonderful layout to consider if you are looking to create a space that functions similarly to an indoor kitchen. U-shaped designs work well as freestanding kitchens and provide plenty of space for everything on your kitchen wish list.

As U-shaped kitchen layouts are three sided, they can accommodate the maximum amount of appliances, cabinetry, and serving space. U-shaped kitchens are regularly built under a covering, contributing to the full kitchen effect. They are perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Island Kitchens

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Island kitchens are extremely versatile because islands can either stand alone as small outdoor kitchens, or can be incorporated into another layout for additional space. When alone, a kitchen island is the smallest and simplest outdoor kitchen floor plan. Island outdoor kitchens generally group the grill and appliances in one central unit. Despite the often smaller size of island kitchens, they can still feature the best appliances and amenities including a fridge or wine cooler. The island outdoor kitchen layout is a great option for urban homes with limited space.

Additionally, islands do not have to function as stand-alone kitchens. Islands can be added to other layouts to create even more room. An outdoor kitchen with an island makes room for more appliances, storage space, and serving areas. These islands are great options for those who want to create more of an open concept than the traditional U-shaped floor plan.

Related – 5 Must Ask Questions Before Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Whether you have an expansive outdoor area or a smaller space, there are multiple layouts that can accommodate your needs. After considering your space and your kitchen must-haves, you can select the right floor plan for your ideal outdoor kitchen oasis.

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The Four Time-tested Benefits of Installing an Outdoor Kitchen

Benefits of Installing an Outdoor KitchenAs we welcome the summer season, we know many of you are in the preliminary planning stages for your holiday outdoor parties and weekend cookouts. Though, the hardships of having to migrate between the indoor kitchen and outdoor entertaining area can be frustrating for both you and your guests; why not finally install a fully functional outdoor kitchen in your backyard? This kitchen won’t be just an aesthetic change but rather a complete lifestyle transformation allowing you to enjoy your own resort-style paradise in your own backyard.

If you need more convincing, which we hope you won’t, our team of experts has revealed the top four reasons why you should consider investing in Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens.


  1. Our outdoor cabinetry can accommodate all grills, including Solaire, Alfresco and Coyote as well as Wolf, Napoleon and Lynx. In addition, the extra countertop space you will gain with a built-in grill will allow for ample preparation space that exudes style and beauty.
  1. No matter what the architecture of your exterior space is our stainless steel cabinetry can be powder coated with a variety of different finishes that can complement your existing landscape, including traditional and contemporary styles. From urban rooftops to rural settings, the available configurations can be customized to your liking.
  1. Another beneficial reason to install an outdoor kitchen is that it eliminates the need to trek from your interior kitchen while desiring to have dinner or lunch outside. You can spend more time with your guests because Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ spacious stainless outdoor kitchens provide you with everything at your fingertips, including abundant storage for cookware and utensils.
  1. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens are available with refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and beer dispensers. These types of units allow you and your guests to easily obtain beverages without having to dig through coolers filled with ice.

With increasing heat and outdoor entertaining growing with each passing day, now is the time to install an outdoor kitchen. For more information, please use the “Contact Us” form located on the right side of this page.

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