It’s so warm and beautiful outside that I can’t think of a better weekend than to take some friends for a BBQ. If you enjoy cooking meat, fish and vegetables for your friends and family, you need a good outdoor kitchen and perhaps especially – an outdoor BBQ area. The idea is very simple: just put a grill, some grill tables and a dining area where you want it. It is better to place the dining area under a roof to avoid excessive sunlight or, on the contrary, rain. The decor is up to you, but choose between durable and weatherproof materials such as stone, steel, tiles and so on. Be inspired by the following ideas!
Outdoor BBQ areas
An outdoor BBQ area is an outdoor kitchen or mini version: it includes a grill, possibly a pizza oven, a sink, some storage space and countertops. The style and look of this space is up to you: stone, brick and wood are great for rustic and traditional outdoor kitchens. Smooth wood, metal and plywood as well as concrete are perfect for a modern and minimalist kitchen. If you only consider durable materials, choose metal, concrete, stone, and brick, and skip or seal wood to withstand harsh weather conditions. Covering your outdoor grill with a roof is a good idea to make cooking more convenient.
Outdoor dining areas
The dining area can be placed through the grilling zone or the cooking zone can flow into a dining area. If you’re short on space, opt for a countertop next to your grill, or opt for a kitchen island with a cooking area and additional raised dining area. If there is enough space, you can choose a separate restaurant with a stylish set that suits your style, or just a table and some relaxed rattan chairs or stools. Add a fireplace for coziness, potted greens and blooms to liven up the space.