The Art of Preparing, Creating and Delivering Your Outdoor Kitchen by BBQ Concepts

BBQ Concepts of Las Vegas, Nevada is more than just a retailer of brand names like Traeger, True, Alfresco and other standalone barbecue grills. They’re more than the pellets, sauces, seasonings, and accessories you’ll need to conquer your ambitions with the spatula. They’re also consultants and experts of the exotic Outdoor Kitchen, a marvel rarely found in the wild and used only by the most serious party hosts and enthusiasts of food preparation. They’re masters at sculpting your vision as they chisel away at the limitations, creating a seamlessly crafted, personalized outdoor living station engineered uniquely for your needs, both through its applicability and aesthetics.

“So how do we get from the consultation to the final product and what can I do to prepare myself accordingly?”

Before we iron out all the details during the consultation, it’s beneficial for both parties if the following series of questions are considered and determined prior to our engagement; be confident in how you wish to design your living space but open to the potential limitations we previously discussed. With that said, let’s get your checklist going.

Questions to Consider In Advance

1. Are functions with family and friends something you’ll entertain after having an Outdoor Kitchen?
2. Would you enjoy the luxury of running water, refrigeration or natural gas?
3. Do you have a water line/gas line running to your ideal landing zone for the kitchen? If not, have you inquired about an estimate?
4. Which fuel source do you prefer? Natural gas, charcoal, propane?
5. Will you be consuming the food outdoors as well? If so, have you considered your seating arrangement and if a built-in bar is right for you?
6. Will you predominately be smoking, grilling or baking your foods?
7. Which type of material finishes were you thinking of applying? Climate is a consideration. (More on this later)
8. Are functional storage and/or trash storage something you’re interested in incorporating?
9. What design layout/dimensions seem to be the most plausible for the space you’re designating? (More on this shortly)
10. What is your overall budget?
11. And finally, have you spoken with a design consultant yet?

These questions are necessary for us to move forward with the process and for you to feel like there’s no stone unturned. Without answering the aforementioned—and undoubtedly many more questions—you’ll forever be left wondering, “what if we went with gas instead?” or “you know, we really should’ve added a bar to our Outdoor Kitchen.”

Structural Layouts

Now that you know an undercounter refrigerator makes sense or that a built-in bar would decongest your home during gatherings, let’s talk about the shape of your Outdoor Kitchen. There are four main design choices, but we don’t have to adhere to them unwaveringly. The first is Linear and, as the word suggests, its straight, sleek and traditional. The second formation is L-shaped. Stylish in its diversity and simplicity, the user can create an imaginary partition to separate the food preparation from the kitchen’s inherent functionality. The Horse Shoe (or U-Shape) is third. Doubling the lateral counter space, it is dynamic and more multipurpose than the other options but may also minimize the center weight of the kitchen depending on your budget. Lastly is the Split Level. This design choice is tiered where there’s a bar top above the standard counter; it substantially increases the surface area for your workstation but is limiting due to its depth. If you have the appropriate space, it’s hard to go wrong.

Material Selection

Polymer, stainless steel, wood, granite, concrete, tile, and flagstone are a few of the choices you can select from during the overlaying of your Outdoor Kitchen. Weather plays a critical role in which materials should be used for year-round outdoor exposure, however. From ultraviolet rays to humidity and generally damp conditions, all can be kryptonite to varying exteriors. Speak with a BBQ Concepts representative during your consultation and see if your living situation applies to a particular substance.

Outdoor Kitchen Accessories

From climate controlled drawers to wine coolers, pizza ovens to high-arc faucets, the options are nearly infinite. During our consultation tell us where, how many and with what you’d like to customize your Outdoor Kitchen. We love personalizing every workstation so don’t hesitate to express your vision.

Built-In Grills

Another consideration is what type of built-in grill you’ll be selecting. Because it’s the staple of your Outdoor Kitchen, it’s important to choose something that’ll endure not only weather but obsolescence. In addition, you’ll want a manufacturer that will be around longer than your warranty. If servicing is required, a brand named grill can almost guarantee a relationship when you need it. At BBQ Concepts, we provide some of the most state-of-the-art grills that will sustain your barbecuing relevance for years to come.

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