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Outdoor Kitchen Wall Ideas

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When planning for your outdoor kitchen, some design considerations are the layout and placement of your cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Brown Jordan® Outdoor Kitchens™ gives you the design freedom to situate your outdoor kitchen against a wall or away from a wall and have a clean, finished look on all sides. With seemingly endless layout options and a variety of powder coat finishes, your outdoor kitchen cabinets will easily complement your outdoor kitchen wall material and style.

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Material & Style of Your Outside Kitchen Wall 

You can effortlessly create an elegant, sophisticated outdoor living space with the material and style of your outdoor kitchen wall. Examples of material options include stone, glass, brick, wood, stainless steel wall cabinets, and tile. Each material can help you achieve the aesthetic that you are seeking. For example, stone, brick, and wood outdoor kitchen walls can create a natural space that blends the indoors with the outside. Glass walls will make your outdoor kitchen space appear larger, blend your indoor and outdoor living spaces, and offer protection from the elements. A tile wall or backsplash provides the opportunity for a variety of design and customization options to express your personal style. Stainless steel cabinets for your outdoor kitchen wall offer both functionality and an attractive design element in your outdoor space.

4 Outside Kitchen Wall Ideas

The design options for your outdoor kitchen wall depend on the placement of your outdoor kitchen and stainless steel appliances. If you will be placing your outdoor grill against a wall, you will want to make sure your wall is made of non-combustible materials, such as glass, stone, brick, or tile. It is inadvisable to place your outdoor grill against any combustible materials like vinyl or wood siding, as the heat can melt the material or cause it to ignite.

  1. Brick, stone, and cedar. A cedar, brick, or natural stone home will achieve a natural aesthetic in your outdoor space when you place your outdoor kitchen near an outside wall. Just remember to keep grills away from cedar siding! Brick offers a classic, urban look to your outdoor kitchen space and can be painted to create an accent wall. Since natural stone is available in a variety of colors and textures, and cedar can be left bare or painted, you can use your wall as a foundation for the rest of your design aesthetic. Incorporating neutral hues with deep greens and blues and an outdoor fireplace inside your brick or stone wall will enhance the natural look of your space.
  1. Ceramic or porcelain tile. The color options and patterns that are available with tile are seemingly endless! You can create virtually any aesthetic and even create intricate designs and mosaics with a tile wall or backsplash space. Choose bright, fun colored tiles that you can contrast with dark cabinets. Or choose neutral tones throughout for a cohesive design. As a bonus, tile is easy to keep clean in the outdoors. Be mindful that any broken tiles may be difficult to replace if the same option is not available.
  1. Glass. Glass is a sleek, elegant material that pairs well with any aesthetic. Placing your outdoor kitchen inside of a glass Florida/California/Arizona room can easily create a modern look while protecting your backyard kitchen against the elements. Glass walls provide the bonus of letting in natural light and making your space appear larger and more open as well. Choose light colors in your space for an airy, outdoorsy feel or deeper hues for a modern aesthetic.
  1. Powder coated stainless steel wall cabinets. Including wall cabinets in your outdoor kitchen design is a must-have for storage purposes and to make your outdoor kitchen as functional as your indoor kitchen. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens offers a variety of sizes with choices of handles, powder coat colors, and door styles for your outdoor wall cabinets. Cabinets for your outdoor kitchen wall will create the most functional wall space for your outdoor kitchen.

Complement Your Outdoor Wall with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens manufactures stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinetry with powder coat color options that will enhance your outdoor living space and complement your outdoor wall selections. Our powder coat finish colors run the gamut from bright to neutral, metallic, textured, and even realistic wood grain finishes. As such, you have the freedom to complement your wall material and style with the color of your outdoor kitchen. You can even add some outdoor wall decor to add your own personal touches.

Pairing natural wall materials with neutral or earthy hues will set the tone for a cohesive, blended space. For example, our Loden powder coat finish, which is a textured olive green, is a great alternative to taupe or brown for an earthy feel. Our realistic wood grain finishes will also pair perfectly with cedar and brick for a truly transitional space. For a fun, high-contrast space, choose brightly colored tiles for your outdoor wall or backsplash with our black textured Night powder coat finish for your outdoor kitchen cabinets. If an open, clean feel is what you are after, our glossy and bright White Lite powder coat finish will make a great pairing with glass walls in your outdoor space.

Regardless of the placement and aesthetic you are seeking for your backyard kitchen, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens has you covered. Our outdoor base cabinets, outdoor sink cabinets, and other kitchen cabinets for the backyard, rooftop or patio are durable and attractive with seemingly endless options for placement and layout. To complete your space, the design and style of your outdoor kitchen wall can be paired with a multitude of our powder coated cabinets to achieve any aesthetic. Whether your outdoor kitchen wall is brick, tile, glass, or includes stainless steel wall cabinets, your outdoor space will be beautiful and functional from all angles.

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California Backyard Ideas: Adding an Outdoor Kitchen

California Backyard Ideas

In terms of outdoor living design in the United States, you will often see colors, styles, and designs that are trending in certain regions of the country. When looking specifically at outdoor living ideas in the state of California, some of the common additions to a backyard space include an outdoor kitchen, outdoor lounging area, outdoor entertainment, fireplace, pool, and shading options. Incorporating each of these elements will help to create a cohesive outdoor living space that offers food, fun, and a comfortable space to relax outside.

Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Backyards in California can incorporate a variety of trends, ranging from outdoor cooking and lounging to entertainment packages. Here are some of the most common outdoor living space ideas, all of which will create a beautiful outdoor living space in California – or anywhere else.

Outdoor kitchen. A luxury outdoor living space would not be complete without an outdoor kitchen. Popular not just in California, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen features an abundance of convenience and entertainment value for all your outdoor patio gatherings.

Lounging area. An outdoor space can be an extension of your indoor living space, complete with a lounging area or living room. Spending more time outdoors in the beautiful California weather is easy and enjoyable with a relaxing space.

Entertainment. What could be better than an outdoor entertainment oasis? With more outdoor-rated electronics than ever, outdoor entertainment packages are common in California for everything from Super Bowl parties to unwinding after an evening meal.             

Fireplace. An outdoor fireplace brings the comforts of the indoors to the outside. Providing warmth and a cozy ambiance, an outdoor fireplace is a perfect place to gather around on a cool night with a drink in hand.

Pool. A pool adjacent to an outdoor kitchen provides a ton of benefits for family fun, outdoor barbecues, and pool parties. Pools are popular in many regions of California because they can be used virtually year-round and are a great escape when the weather is hot.

California Room and other shade options. Covered spaces offer shade and protection from the elements. A California Room – also the moniker for a three-season room – is an enclosed space, either with windows or screens, that can house your entire outdoor living space.

Benefits of an Outdoor Space in California

The benefits of an outdoor space in California are abundant when you can create an entire living area that showcases features like a seating area, outdoor kitchen, entertainment, fireplace, and pool. Here are some of the highlights of an outdoor living space:

Increase in resale value. A California outdoor kitchen alone increases the resale value of your home significantly. By that margin, a fully stocked outdoor living space means more money in your pocket when it is time to sell your home.

Unparalleled convenience. By bringing the comforts of the indoors to the outside, the convenience is unmatched. An outdoor living space with an outdoor kitchen, outdoor patio seating, and entertainment options will be as convenient and enjoyable as your indoor living space with the bonus of being outside.

Food and entertainment. Host the ultimate parties right in your California backyard! Grill up delicious food in your outdoor kitchen, splash around in the pool, and then spend the evening relaxing by the fireplace, binge-watching your favorite show with a drink in hand.

More time spent outdoors. These days, spending more time outdoors in the sun and fresh air is a must. Your California backyard can easily become an outdoor oasis with all the features and amenities that are available.

Enhancement of your personal style. Like your indoor space, designing your outdoor living space is an opportunity to enhance your personal style. Use color, texture, layout, and design to your advantage to extend your indoor style to the outdoors or create an entirely new aesthetic.

Best Outdoor Kitchens for a California Backyard

One of the most sought-after features for a California backyard is an outdoor kitchen. Like the styles in Arizona, California outdoor kitchen designs have similar requirements and trends. A suitable outdoor kitchen for a California backyard will be durable and require minimal maintenance, all while remaining beautiful and incorporating popular design concepts from around the state.

Brown Jordan® Outdoor Kitchens™ checks all the boxes for luxury outdoor kitchens that are perfect in any California backyard:

  •   304 or 316 grade stainless steel cabinetry that is made to order in the USA.
  •   A wide range of UV-resistant powder coat color options, including bright colors, neutrals, textures, metallics, and realistic wood grain finishes.
  •   Engineered to house virtually every outdoor appliance on the market.
  •   Handcrafted door styles to suit your aesthetic.
  •   Seemingly endless layout options to give you the freedom to incorporate other outdoor living features in your space.

If you are looking to revamp your California backyard, you have many options for features and amenities. Adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard in California is a great option if you are seeking to expand your living space and enjoy a convenient outdoor cooking and entertainment area. Most importantly, powder coated stainless steel outdoor cabinetry from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens will turn your backyard “California dreaming” into a luxurious reality!

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Best Spanish Outdoor Kitchen Designs

Spanish Outdoor Kitchen

Striving to capture the beauty of old-world European charm right in your own backyard? You can easily elevate your backyard aesthetic by choosing an outdoor kitchen brand that captures the style and design ideas of your choosing. The frameless, European-inspired stainless steel cabinetry manufactured by Brown Jordan® Outdoor Kitchens™ has seemingly endless configurations with color, style, and design, giving you the freedom to create an elegant Spanish style (or any other style!) outdoor kitchen.

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Spanish Style Outdoor Kitchen: Designs and Appliances

A modern Spanish kitchen embodies a traditional Mediterranean outdoor kitchen design. It will include materials like tile or natural stone countertops and wood finish cabinets. The color palette will include earthy or nature-inspired hues, like wood grains, browns, greens, beiges, oranges, and reds. Materials and features like exposed wooden beams, ironwork, lattice, stucco, stone, and clay are also characteristics of this covered outdoor kitchen style. The Spanish style outdoor kitchen ideas will almost surely include appliances like pizza ovens, power burners, and smokers for that traditional Mediterranean feel.

To extend a Spanish aesthetic beyond your outdoor kitchen design, you can easily design a cohesive Spanish style outdoor space. With Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, you can create nearly any outdoor kitchen layout, allowing you to include other features like a decorative outdoor kitchen wall with beautifully colored tile and an outdoor clay fireplace. Complete the European look with outdoor lighting and covering, such as an elegant pergola with vines and intricate latticework.

Create a Spanish Style Outdoor Kitchen with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

While a traditional Spanish style kitchen includes natural materials like wood, the main drawback of wood is that it requires a lot of maintenance in the outdoors. The beauty of Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens is that you can use our durable, European-inspired stainless steel cabinetry and realistic wood grain powder coat finishes to create a Spanish style outdoor kitchen design that has the look of real wood without the maintenance. Our wood grain powder coat options include dark and light hues to suit your style, and we also offer expansive color palettes that include an abundance of neutrals and earth-tones to match your countertop space and  outdoor kitchen that captures the Spanish charm.

Our durable outdoor kitchen cabinets allow for extra storage space and can be placed in nearly any configuration, allowing you to incorporate coverings, stainless steel appliances, outdoor furniture, a seating area and other features to complete your Spanish style outdoor living space. Although we do not manufacture outdoor appliances, our appliance cabinets can house virtually any outdoor appliance on the market so you can easily incorporate them in your outdoor kitchen.

A Spanish style kitchen will embody old-world European charm, with materials like wood, stone, tile, clay, and stucco, and colors like reds, browns, wood grains, and greens. Do your food prep and outdoor cooking in style with the right design ideas. The European-inspired stainless steel cabinetry manufactured by Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens is the perfect solution to create a Spanish style outdoor kitchen, complete with a realistic wood grain powder coat finish and Spanish style features and appliances for your outdoor living space. 

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Country and Urban Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

An attractive feature of designing your outdoor kitchen is the ability to capture any aesthetic by customizing your kitchen idea and design with a variety of colors and materials. Two popular aesthetics for outdoor kitchens are a farmhouse/country outdoor kitchen and an urban outdoor kitchen, each of which can be easily achieved with a stainless steel outdoor kitchen from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens. Regardless of the outdoor kitchen aesthetic that you are seeking, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens will work closely with you to achieve the dream outdoor kitchen design that meets your needs.

Outdoor Kitchen Designs

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Both the country and urban outdoor kitchen aesthetics can be achieved with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchen’s stainless steel cabinets, options for layouts, and powder coat finishes.

A country/farmhouse outdoor style is casual and natural, with earthy materials and colors. This country outdoor kitchen design typically includes wood, metal, and brick, with colors like red, wood grains, brown, white, and green. Casual seating is popular, with barstools or a separate relaxed seating area with a firepit or fireplace.

By contrast, the urban outdoor style is sleek and modern with neutral tones. Urban outdoor living spaces utilize industrial materials, especially metal, and they include colors like black, white, grey, and silver. Urban outdoor kitchens are often found on balconies and rooftops.

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Trending Designs and Layouts

Farmhouse outdoor living designs or country outdoor kitchen ideas include features like a covered patio,  gazebo or pergola, metal accents, stone walls, concrete flooring, and wooden features like sliding barn doors. A farmhouse, also known as a country outdoor kitchen, will include a natural countertop material like limestone, granite, or even stone tiles. Barstools or casual seating arrangements are common for outdoor entertaining as well, meaning that L shaped layouts or straight runs with islands are popular. These layouts can effortlessly incorporate outdoor bar seating and leave open space for other features like an outdoor fireplace.

Urban outdoor kitchens on balconies and rooftops are often not covered, as their placement provides stunning views of the landscape. Due to the limited outdoor space in these areas, urban outdoor kitchens are often simple layouts with a minimal aesthetic. They incorporate clean and sharp lines with sleek granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, for a fresh, modern look. Like the country outdoor living space, they often include outdoor bar seating or a separate fire table with chairs for dining and socializing.

The Benefits of Choosing Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

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Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens can help you achieve the perfect outdoor kitchen that complements your personal aesthetic. Whether you are seeking a country/farmhouse or an urban look, our stainless steel cabinets can be powder coated in a color that will fulfill your style. To suit a country outdoor space, we offer powder coat colors in reds, browns, greens, and realistic wood grain finishes for outdoor wall cabinets and additional cabinet types. For an urban outdoor kitchen area, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens offers an exclusive selection of powder coat colors that run the gamut of a selection of modern hues, including black, white, silver, and other metallics.

Our cabinetry for any outdoor kitchen idea is manufactured in a variety of types, from base cabinets to appliance cabinets, with hundreds of sizes available. In addition, we manufacture finished end and back panels, as well as fillers, to give your beautiful outdoor kitchen a clean, finished look wherever you decide to place it. As such, you have the freedom to create seemingly endless layout possibilities and incorporate outdoor living features, like an outdoor cooking area with a mobile beverage cart, seating, and a firepit, to cater your entire outdoor living experience to your liking.

Country and urban outdoor kitchen designs are just two of the possibilities for your beautiful outdoor kitchen from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens. Whether you choose a casual country aesthetic, a modern urban aesthetic, or anything in between, we offer the layout options and powder coat finishes to make your perfect outdoor kitchen happen.

For stunning examples of outdoor kitchens that suit any style and aesthetic, check out our outdoor kitchen gallery for inspiration! Transform the outdoor entertaining area today!

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Pool and Outdoor Kitchen Designs

Pool and Outdoor Kitchen Design

For the ultimate fun in the sun, building an outdoor kitchen near your swimming pool is a popular solution to create your backyard oasis. Although there are some considerations for placing your outdoor kitchen near your pool, this setup offers plenty of entertaining and outdoor living benefits. In this article, we discuss how choosing Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens for your outdoor kitchen design next to your pool will achieve the best results for backyard entertaining.

Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen with a Pool

Building an outdoor kitchen adjacent to your pool has many entertaining benefits. This setup allows the chef and guests to socialize, swim, sunbathe, eat, and drink in one backyard outdoor living space. You can include a bartending station and refrigerator with your outdoor kitchen design so you can make and serve drinks by the pool. You can also situate your outdoor kitchen underneath shade, such as a pergola, gazebo, or in a three-season room, so you and your guests can enjoy a relaxing summer day in the pool and then cool off with food and drinks away from the sun. A refreshing pool alongside your beautiful luxury outdoor kitchen will guarantee that you will be the ultimate host for backyard parties and barbecues.

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The main considerations of building an outdoor kitchen near your pool are placement, contact with moisture and pool chemicals, and sun exposure. When planning your outdoor space, you will want to be mindful of where you are placing your outdoor kitchen relative to your pool. Ideally, your outdoor kitchen will be close to your pool, but you will not want your outdoor kitchen exposed to extra moisture, saltwater, or pool chemicals. Additionally, spending some time in the shade would be a welcome relief after splashing around in the pool under the sun all day. When considering these factors, the best placement for your outdoor kitchen is underneath a pergola or other covered patio solutions with room for patio chairs or a seating area between your pool and outdoor kitchen.                                                        


Regardless of where your outdoor kitchen will be located relative to your pool, any layout shape should work in your design. There are so many outdoor kitchen design ideas to choose from, but you should choose the one that feels best for your outdoor entertaining and cooking needs. A straight run of cabinets will leave plenty of open space between your outdoor kitchen and pool for lounge chairs or a seating area. L, U, and G shaped outdoor kitchens are great options to incorporate bar seating, allowing guests to climb out of the pool and take a seat at the outdoor bar for a refreshing drink. In addition, these outdoor poolside kitchen layouts provide work triangles for effective food prep and cooking for al fresco dining after a fun day in the pool.

Why Choose Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens?

By placing your outdoor kitchen near your pool, moisture and saltwater can inevitably become a concern, as they contribute to rust and rot. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens manufactures weather-resistant and durable stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets that are available in a variety of powder coat finishes. These finishes are not only beautiful, but they also minimize maintenance of your outdoor kitchen. For exceptional durability of your backyard kitchen, especially in any instance of moisture, exposure to pool chemicals, or for routine cleaning, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens has a care and cleaning guide to ensure that your outdoor kitchen is properly cleaned and maintained.

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens also offers two modern outdoor kitchen collections with integrated powder coated handles, eliminating the concern for the effects of moisture, saltwater, or pool chemicals on bare stainless steel handles. Both the TECNO and ELEMENTS collections are excellent alternatives from the traditional cabinet boxes with bare stainless steel pulls, especially for a poolside kitchen.

With the outdoor amenity options available from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, you can design the ultimate entertainment package by including an outdoor grill, sink, outdoor bar station and cooling solutions, like a refrigerator and an ice maker. Entertaining by the pool would not be complete without these outdoor kitchen appliances for grilling a meal and serving refreshing drinks. In addition, the options for layout shapes, as well as cabinet types – including grill, trash, and sink cabinets allow for seemingly endless possibilities for your Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens design. As such, it is easy to incorporate existing pool placement and shading options into your outdoor kitchen plans for your dream backyard oasis.

You can effortlessly turn your backyard into a luxury outdoor living area by building an outdoor kitchen near your pool. With the beauty, durability, customizability, and amenity options from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, you can design the durable and beautiful outdoor kitchen of your dreams. Create the ideal entertainment retreat right in your own backyard!

Interested in an amazing backyard living experience? The team at Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens can help you design the perfect outdoor kitchen next to your pool. Enhance your outdoor living area with our amazing outdoor kitchen designs with a pool.

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Outdoor Kitchens & Living Ideas in Arizona

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While the interest in outdoor kitchens and outdoor living spaces is universal, specific designs and color concepts are often regional in nature. For example, a transitional style with a wood grain finish has been the most popular aesthetic in the western region of the United States. In this article, we discuss Arizona, Arizona Rooms, and how outdoor living and outdoor kitchen trends and design ideas are based largely on the climate of the state.

Outdoor Living Trends in Arizona

Due to the weather in Arizona, pergolas and other shaded patio options are popular for outdoor living spaces among homeowners. Depending on the location in Arizona, the climate can be very different, although it is mostly dry to very dry with limited humidity and plenty of sun exposure. Nights can be chilly, and higher elevations in the northern regions of the state will even see snow. Precipitation also varies quite a bit, from droughts to occasional monsoon weather. Outdoor shading options offer protection from the sun and occasional rain or snow.

A transitional aesthetic with wood grain finishes and nature-inspired hues is popular for outdoor living spaces, with the goal of blending the indoors with the outside. Incorporating outdoor accessories, outdoor seating, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and pools is important for this reason as well. Outdoor kitchens and pools are especially common for homeowners because they can be used all year in most of the state with minimal maintenance. It is also popular to include plenty of amenity options to create a complete living space that can be enjoyed outside on almost any day of the year.

Best Types of Outdoor Kitchens for Arizona 

The best outdoor kitchens will incorporate the outdoor living trends in Arizona into a cohesive whole. Outdoor kitchens in Arizona should remain durable and beautiful with minimal maintenance and incorporate popular design trends in the western United States.

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Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens manufactures semi-custom stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets with plenty of opportunity for design choices. Our cabinets will remain durable and require minimal maintenance with UV resistant powder coat color options. In addition, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens offers a realistic wood grain powder coat palette for the popular transitional aesthetic. Exclusive door styles and handle options can give you the exact look you desire in your Arizona outdoor kitchen. In addition, you can choose from a wide selection of amenity options like grill cabinets and bartending stations, as well as sink cabinets and cooling solutions for food and drinks.

Since Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens has seemingly endless layout options, your space can truly incorporate your dream outdoor living design. Easily design your outdoor kitchen around existing structures like your pool, and effortlessly add a fireplace, seating area, or incorporate features like a BBQ island or bar seating into your design. With custom fillers and finished back and end panels, your outdoor kitchen will look beautiful and complete, no matter where you put it.

Arizona Room 

Like a Florida or California Room, an Arizona Room is an outdoor extension of the indoor living space but found in Arizona. It is usually added to the back of a residence for privacy and is completely or partially covered with a roof. For the walls, you can choose from screens or windows, depending on your goals for the space. Similar to a sunroom, an Arizona Room addition merges the best of both the indoors and outdoors by providing the feeling of being outside but with protection from the sun, snakes, scorpions, and other wildlife.

If you are seeking an abundance of natural light at your house, consider where to place your Arizona room based on sunrise and sunset. If you want more fresh air, screens are the way to go. Otherwise, glass walls will let in tons of natural light while providing extra protection from the outdoors. Besides for an outdoor kitchen, an Arizona Room can be fully outfitted with features like a separate seating area, a pool, a fireplace, and outdoor accessories.


Given the hot and dry climate, cooling options are vital in an Arizona Room for both outdoor fun and an escape from the heat. Your enclosed pool will be more protected from wildlife and stray vegetation as well.

Seating area

A seating or dining area completes your Arizona Room addition by providing an area to relax and eat out of the sun. It will give you and any guest that outdoor feeling while providing you shelter from the heat. Place your seating area close to your outdoor kitchen for the best entertaining results.


For a chilly Arizona night and especially if your Arizona Room has screens instead of windows, a fireplace is a great addition to add warmth and a cozy atmosphere. A fireplace near low seating is key for relaxation after dinner.

Outdoor accessories

Lighting features and curtains will create a cozy nighttime ambiance. Rugs and pillows are a great opportunity to enhance your color palette. Include a TV for the ultimate entertainment package in your outdoor living room.

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While the Arizona climate sets the outdoor living and outdoor kitchen trends, outdoor kitchens are popular for use summer through winter. Building an outdoor kitchen from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens is a great way to enhance your outdoor living space. For that true indoor-outdoor living experience, an Arizona living room fuses natural light with protection from sun, rain, and wildlife. Enjoy amenities like a pool, outdoor seating, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and other outdoor accessories for the ultimate in outdoor living in Arizona.

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Concrete Outdoor Kitchen vs. Stainless Steel

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When choosing between different outdoor kitchen materials, you want to consider which material will be durable, attractive, and will require minimal maintenance. Some popular choices for outdoor base cabinets and other kitchen cabinets include concrete and stainless steel. So, whether you’re looking to add on to your patio, rooftop, backyard deck, or any other outdoor living space, you’ll want to make sure you pick the right material. Here we compare the two materials and explain the ways in which stainless steel is the best material for your outdoor living space, as it is durable in virtually every climate.

Concrete Outdoor Kitchen

Concrete is a popular material due to its strength and durability. It is also an affordable option. There is minimal concern about housing an outdoor grill or other hot appliances, as it is fire-resistant. It is also customizable to an extent, as you can embed stone or tile into the concrete surface or paint it any color that you wish. In addition, it can be poured into any size or shape mold for versatility in your outdoor space. As far as drawbacks, it can be tough to install and usually requires masonry skills. It is susceptible to cracking and breaking, and colors will fade over time and through weathering. The same thing applies to outdoor concrete countertops. The material of a concrete counter or kitchen is also difficult to clean. A concrete countertop or outdoor kitchen must be maintained regularly and will sometimes require repairs to keep its appearance. If you decide to choose concrete it will require some maintenance.

Stainless Steel Outdoor Kitchen

Like concrete, stainless steel is another durable and popular outdoor kitchen material option. Stainless steel is a metal alloy of iron and other metals, with at least 10.5% concentration of the element chromium, which deters the stainless steel from rusting. Outdoor kitchen cabinets are typically manufactured using 304 or 316 (marine) grade stainless steel, and both are durable options – with 316 providing additional corrosion resistance. These grades of stainless steel are resistant to heat and chemicals and will not fade or crack. However, bare stainless is still susceptible to corrosion, rust, stains, and scratches in the outdoors if it is not properly maintained. Powder coating the stainless steel is a highly recommended option to minimize maintenance.

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Why is Stainless Steel the Best Option?

In comparing concrete with stainless steel for a perfect outdoor kitchen design, you will want to determine which material will last longer, remain durable, require less maintenance, will be the most cost-effective in the long run, is more attractive and customizable, and can withstand the weather over a long period of time. Although concrete is initially more cost-effective than stainless steel, it will end up being pricier in the long run. A concrete outdoor kitchen will hold up well enough outdoors, especially if the outdoor space is shaded from the elements. However, as the finish degrades, parts of the structure especially on a concrete counter space will eventually need to be repaired or replaced completely to maintain the structural integrity. Stainless steel is ultimately the better outdoor kitchen cabinet material overall due to limited maintenance and longevity, especially when powder coated.

To help preserve the appearance, concrete can be painted, and stainless steel can be powder coated. Painted concrete will fade from weathering and the porosity of concrete makes it extremely difficult to clean, especially when preparing and cooking food. While both materials must be maintained regularly, the Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens powder coated stainless steel cabinets are UV resistant and require very little maintenance – regular cleaning with mild soap and water will do the trick. Our color palette also includes bright and dark colors, textures, metallics, and even realistic wood grain finishes for the ultimate customization. Your cabinet finish will remain vibrant despite facing years of weather effects.

Concrete can be tricky, as it is susceptible to breaking or cracking, which diminishes the integrity of the structure. At Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, our cabinets are shipped preassembled with professional resources, including installation instructions. As a result, installation is simple and convenient. On the contrary, concrete is messy and difficult to work with, requiring a contractor or mason to be on the jobsite for weeks at a time for installation – hardly convenient!

Although concrete and stainless steel are both common materials for outdoor cabinets, stainless steel is the better choice for the perfect outdoor kitchen design. Concrete pales in comparison to stainless steel in terms of the longevity and ability to withstand weathering in the outdoors. For the best return on investment and to ensure that your outdoor kitchen will last for many years, powder coated stainless steel is by far the best option.

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Why You Should Have an Outdoor Grill Hood

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When cooking in your outdoor kitchen, you may find a grill hood is an important feature to improve airflow and provide proper ventilation in covered or transitional outdoor cooking areas. While Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens does not manufacture outdoor grill hoods, this article discusses why you should include one in any covered outdoor cooking space.

Benefits of a Barbecue Hood

Outdoor grill hoods are not required in open air outdoor cooking areas, but any indoor/outdoor cooking space should include one for improved airflow and ventilation. A grill hood will enhance your outdoor experience and give the feel of professional cooking in any outdoor covered area or transition room. A hood may even be a requirement in accordance with building codes.

Outdoor grill hoods are suitable for all types of grills (electric, charcoal, gas). When choosing a material, heavy gauge stainless steel is not only durable, but it will add an attractive design element to your outdoor kitchen. Integrated halogen lights can add both visibility and style to your cooking space.

Grill hoods require a ventilation hood that is deeper and typically wider than an indoor model to provide an optimal capture area. Finally, dishwasher safe filters and including a muffler will ensure minimal maintenance and a quiet outdoor living space.


If your outdoor space is transitional, you should absolutely invest in an barbecue hood. Not only will an outdoor hood help to extract grease, smoke, and odors from the cooking area for safety and cleanliness, but it also adds a stylish design element to your outdoor kitchen.

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Top Trends in Outdoor Kitchens for 2020

Whether the climate has two or four seasons, interest in outdoor living has been on the rise. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) developed the 2020 State of the Industry Report to highlight the top outdoor kitchen trends in color, style, and design from all over the country. This article discusses some of the outdoor kitchen trends that we have been seeing this year in 2020 and provides speculation for what is next for 2021.

Travel Less, Invest More

More than half of the surveyed designers in the Report confirmed that an increasing number of their clients have been interested in revamping their backyards and outdoor living spaces. While the Report predates COVID-19, the pandemic travel restrictions have contributed to a rise in people investing in their outdoor areas, since they have been spending most of their time at home and outside. Undoubtedly, both the interest and the opportunity to invest in outdoor living has encouraged homeowners to overhaul their outdoor spaces to include outdoor kitchens and living areas.

Contemporary and Neutral

When designing outdoor cooking and living spaces, certain design elements are prioritized based on region. For instance, designers in the South and Northeast consider durability to be a priority, while style and design are the priority in the Midwest and West. In terms of style, traditional and transitional styles are in demand, while contemporary designs have been gaining further popularity across the board. Particularly, modular designs have gained popularity due to their modern and versatile design, as well as their simpler installation process. Consistent with the contemporary style, neutral colors, and muted hues are trending as finish options. Depending on the region, metallics, textures, and wood grain finishes are also popular.

Durability and Convenience

Nationally, stainless steel is the most popular material for outdoor kitchens. To enhance personal aesthetic and reduce maintenance, homeowners are taking advantage of colored powder coat finishes on their outdoor kitchen cabinets. There is also a growing trend towards creating a complete outdoor living experience, with outdoor conveniences like lounge seating, dining tables, and firepits. As far as design upgrades, they range from specialty appliances in the South and West to kegerators in the Midwest and low seating areas in the Northeast. Outdoor kitchen design upgrades add convenience as well as versatility to each patio, rooftop or backyard space, with the option to change weatherproof outdoor accessories – like rugs, pillows, and lighting – as trends change.

Why Choose Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens for Your Outdoor Kitchen?

From stainless steel to powder coat and contemporary designs, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens perfectly captures the color, style, and design trends that we have been seeing this year. As discussed, stainless steel is the most popular material, and our outdoor kitchen cabinets are manufactured with either 304 or 316 grade stainless steel. In addition, our standard stainless steel cabinets come in hundreds of sizes and many types (base, wall, appliance, etc.), giving you the freedom to incorporate a multitude of styles and designs in virtually any sized space.

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To accommodate the rising interest in modular designs, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens offers the ELEMENTS line, which is a collaboration between Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and designer Daniel Germani. This line of modular cabinetry provides a modern aesthetic to any outdoor space, with its frameless design, nested drawers, and integrated handles. The outdoor kitchen design is also versatile and functional, featuring pass-through cabinets that offer access from both sides, as well as grill, refrigerator, and trash cabinets.

In line with the latest color trends, the Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens powder coat color palette offers neutrals, metallics, textures, and wood grain finishes that are all popular this year. As a bonus, the palette is designed to match or complement the modern aesthetic of Brown Jordan® outdoor furniture, allowing you to easily coordinate your entire outdoor living space, from your kitchen to your seating areas.

What’s Next for Outdoor Kitchen Trends in 2021?

We can surmise that many of the popular outdoor kitchen trends in 2020 will continue well into 2021. For example, people will most likely remain interested in investing in their outdoor living spaces. As contemporary designs have been steadily increasing in many areas of the country, we can speculate that this style will stay popular next year as well. In terms of color, nature-inspired hues (especially blue) are expected to join neutral hues as an up and coming trend over the next year.

The 2020 State of the Industry Report highlights the top outdoor kitchen trends both regionally and nationally. As homeowners continue to invest in their outdoor living spaces, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens is prepared to meet current and changing outdoor kitchen trends by offering versatility in color, style, and design in the years to come.

Stay up to date with outdoor kitchen trends by downloading our 2020 State of the Industry Report!

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Stainless Steel Vs. Aluminum Outdoor Kitchens

Aluminum Outdoor Kitchen vs Stainless Steel

To choose among outdoor kitchen material options, it is important for the outdoor cabinet material to have minimal maintenance and durability in virtually every climate. Of the most popular materials, metal is the best choice for outdoor kitchens, as it is long-lasting and can be customized with a powder coat finish that is attractive and virtually free of maintenance. In this article, we compare the two most popular metals for outdoor kitchen cabinets – aluminum and stainless steel.

Aluminum Cabinets

Aluminum cabinets can last a long time in the outdoors because the lack of iron content in aluminum prevents it from rusting. The surface of an aluminum cabinet is not free of maintenance though, as it can still corrode. While aluminum can be long-lasting in this respect, this material possesses other properties that must be considered when it is used for outdoor kitchen cabinets. For example, it is soft, lightweight, a good conductor for heat, and it has a lower melting point than other metals that contain iron. These qualities mean aluminum outdoor kitchen cabinets are susceptible to denting, and it tends to be a less workable material for grill cabinets and cooktops where heat is a concern.

Stainless Steel Cabinets

Stainless steel is a very popular material for outdoor kitchen cabinets. It is an alloy composed of iron and at least 10.5% chromium. The presence of chromium is vital, as it deters the stainless steel from rusting, and it is an important element to note if you’ve been wondering: does stainless steel rust? Stainless steel is also available in a variety of grades which are useful in different applications. The most common grades of stainless steel kitchen cabinets are 304 and 316 (marine grade), with 316 providing added resistance to corrosion. Although a bare stainless steel cabinet is an appealing option for an outdoor kitchen design and outdoor living space, it must be properly maintained and regularly cleaned to avoid rust, corrosion, scratches, or stains.

Which Metal is Better?

In determining which metal is a better choice for your outdoor living space or any modular outdoor kitchens, it is very important to factor in features such as durability and structural integrity; ability to withstand weather effects, heat, and everyday wear and tear; weight and density; aesthetics; and longevity in the outdoors. These factors are vital because outdoor kitchen cabinets are susceptible to potentially harmful effects from weather and simply normal use. Aluminum and stainless steel are both comparable in terms of longevity in the outdoors and aesthetics. However, when looking at the differences, stainless steel is the better outdoor kitchen cabinet material due to durability, structural integrity, and ability to withstand heat and other effects of outdoor cooking.

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As discussed, bare aluminum can corrode, and stainless steel can rust in the outdoors. Both metals must be maintained to prevent rust and/or corrosion with regular cleaning and covering when not in use. To reduce maintenance to a bare minimum and provide an attractive finish, the stainless steel cabinets manufactured by Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens can be powder coated in a variety of colors, textures, and metallics that are UV resistant. Aluminum outdoor kitchen cabinets can have powder coating as well, meaning that both metal surfaces require similar maintenance.

Outdoor kitchen cabinets should be able to withstand weather effects and everyday wear and tear of outdoor cooking. Stainless steel is both heavier and denser than aluminum, which are two properties that are key for durability. Since aluminum is soft, structural integrity is a potential concern. Aluminum cabinets are susceptible to denting during use or during inclement weather. The last thing you want to worry about is a dented cabinet door, which is not only unsightly but can affect how the door opens and closes.

One of the main purposes of outdoor kitchens is the ability to cook in the outdoors. As such, outdoor cabinetry should be able to handle heat. Aluminum has a higher conductivity for heat and a lower melting point than stainless steel. These properties mean that aluminum absorbs heat very easily and can become too hot to touch, lose strength, or even warp over time when exposed to cooking temperatures (400-600 degrees F), which renders it a less viable option for grill cabinets and cooktops. On the contrary, the 304 and 316 grades of stainless steel used for outdoor kitchen cabinets are very resistant to heat and there is no concern for heat-related effects.

The Best Option

While both aluminum and stainless steel can be used for outdoor kitchen cabinets, stainless steel is the better choice for your outdoor space. Its durable nature and ability to withstand heat and other effects will ensure that your new outdoor kitchen cabinets and storage space will maintain structural integrity and offer plenty of use for years to come. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens are designed for luxury and timeless enjoyment. Get in touch today to learn more about our outdoor cabinetry to transform your entertaining area and storage space outdoors.

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