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Best Materials for Your Outdoor Kitchen

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Southern Nevada is home to some of the best outdoor kitchens and BBQ Concepts in Las Vegas, Nevada has the best materials for your outdoor kitchen. BBQ Concepts has everything you need for building an outdoor kitchen that lasts. In this article, we will review some of the best materials used for modern outdoor kitchens. Not all outdoor kitchens are built the same, so let us review the best options.

From the bottom up

Starting with flooring options for an outdoor kitchen, two of the most popular options are poured concrete and stone pavers. Poured concrete is durable and can take the heat from the blazing summer sun. Stone pavers are also very durable and come in a variety of colors and textures. Concrete and stone create an easy to clean and very durable foundation for an outdoor kitchen or living area. Stone pavers are decorative, as well as, highly functional in an outdoor kitchen. With the help of modern coating materials, these stone and concrete foundations can be coated with a heat-resistant surface coating that prevents the ground from becoming too hot to walk on in bare feet… or hot enough to cook an egg.

The structure of a barbecue island

Barbecue islands are the centerpiece for any outdoor kitchen. The less expensive option for barbecue islands is stainless steel, which works well and will hold up well year round. One of the big drawbacks of stainless steel is that it can be tricky to keep clean and smudge free. A better option for the built-in barbecue structure is using concrete or steel to build the frame, and then using Dekton brick panels to wrap and protect the barbecue island. Wood is another popular option for outdoor kitchens, however; wooden structures, cupboards, and furniture combined with the desert heat do not traditionally mix well. The sun will dry and crack wood unless great care has been taken to protect it. Stick with a steel or concrete frame and the barbecue island will last years longer.

Top off the outdoor kitchen

The two most commonly used countertop materials are poured concrete and granite. When it comes to outdoor kitchens, the countertop will make or break a design. Granite comes in ‘levels’ of patterns and quality. A level 1 granite will have a less notable pattern and color style than a level 3 granite. Having an outdoor kitchen countertop that is very durable and easy to clean cannot be understated. Granite is the best option for durability and stain resistance. Granite countertops are non-porous and will resist stains from spilled food and drinks.

To summarize the best materials for an outdoor kitchen:
Concrete or stone paver foundation
Concrete or steel frame barbecue island structure
Dekton/Stone tile covering for the barbecue island
Granite or poured concrete countertop

If you have any questions or wish to schedule an outdoor kitchen project, call the barbecue experts at BBQ Concepts. BBQ Concepts is located at 5060 S Fort Apache Rd #135, Las Vegas, NV 89148. Their phone number is (702) 872-2277.

BBQ Concepts is open Monday through Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. BBQ Concepts is not open on Sundays.

Las Vegas Outdoor Kitchens – BBQ Concepts

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Outdoor Kitchens Review

In Las Vegas, Outdoor Kitchens are like a national pastime. BBQ Concepts specializes in outdoor kitchens and outdoor living areas. With years of experience, the team at BBQ Concepts can help build the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. We carry a large selection of built-in barbecue grills/smokers from names like Lynx, Alfresco, Fire Magic, DCS, and are Southern Nevada’s largest Traeger dealer!

BBQ Concepts and outdoor kitchens go together like rib-eye and rub or asparagus and garlic butter!

Planning an outdoor kitchen

After talking about what a customer would like to have in their outdoor kitchen, the team at BBQ Concepts helps with the consultation, survey, design, and planning. Yard inspection will help identify any potential issues with an outdoor kitchen or living area design. The inspection process will make sure the area can support any utility needs such as gas, power, and water. The biggest obstacle to building an outdoor kitchen is making sure the area can contain the design and build plan. Accommodations will need to be made so that utility connections can reach the appropriate spots. Once the consultation and inspections are complete, the final project for the outdoor kitchen is drafted. The architect, contractors, and designers formulate the roll-out and schedule the construction.

Las Vegas outdoor kitchens typically have a built-in grill or smoker, an outdoor rated refrigerator, and storage drawers. Some of the other items commonly found in an outdoor kitchen are sink and faucet, isolated trash drawer, access doors for plumbing and gas lines, extended bar countertop, LED lighting systems, and even home entertainment systems such as an outdoor rated HDTV and entertainment system. The structures of the barbecue islands are typically wrapped in a variety of stacked stone and topped with level 1-3 granite or poured concrete countertops. Having so many options in outdoor kitchen appliances and accessories are an excellent reason to have experienced people install your outdoor kitchen. The design has to accommodate the available space and budget, that is where experience pays off.

Trust the experts!

When you are ready to talk to a professional about your outdoor kitchen or living area in Las Vegas, call BBQ Concepts at (702) 872-2277.

You can stop by our Las Vegas showroom located at 5060 S Fort Apache Rd #135, Las Vegas, NV 89148.

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Outdoor Kitchens Las Vegas Nevada

With the unusual ice and snow in Las Vegas finally over for the season, it’s time to talk about Outdoor Kitchens in Las Vegas, Nevada!

BBQ Concepts of Las Vegas has the experience and supplies to help build the outdoor kitchen that you desire. But what if you are not sure what you want or know how to find it? With just a few ideas, an entire vision for an outdoor kitchen or living area can happen. That is where the experts at BBQ Concepts can assist! Let’s review what an outdoor kitchen is all about.

The budget

Without funds, an outdoor kitchen remains a dream. Before you can plan your outdoor kitchen, always know your budget for the project. Knowing how much money you have budgeted is helpful for the planning stage of an outdoor kitchen project. There are many options to choose from, and costs can quickly overrun without proper diligence. Know your budget and stick to it.

The planning for your outdoor kitchen

Have an idea about the appliances you would like to have in your outdoor kitchen. There are basic outdoor kitchen ideas such as having a built-in barbecue grill, a small sink, an outdoor refrigerator, and a place to store your utensils. Other options include trash disposal drawers, storage drawers, extended countertops, seating areas, dining areas, wet bars, and the list goes on from there. Once you have an idea about what you want in your outdoor kitchen, you are ready to talk to a professional.

The Consultation

This part of an outdoor kitchen project is where ideas, budget, and reality come together. It’s time to develop into a construction and installation plan. A specialist inspects the property to plan a layout and calculate installation with costs based on requirements for electricity, gas, and water along with construction and outdoor rated appliances. The consultation is a crucial part of any successful outdoor kitchen project. Having experienced people guiding the process is well worth the cost.

The Permits

Once an outdoor kitchen project is mapped out, secure the permits for the project. Construction and utility work will always require permits before construction can begin.

The Construction

When planned out well, the architect, contractors, and construction workers coordinate to build the foundation and run the utility connections. Appliances, cabinetry, and countertops arrive and placed. Everything that needs to happen to bring the dream to reality occurs in this part of the plan. The time required for construction entirely depends on the design and scale of the outdoor kitchen project.

The Final Touches

With the outdoor kitchen built and successfully tested, the fun part begins! All of the little things that make your outdoor kitchen functional and personal find their way. Some of the favorite items found in outdoor kitchens and living areas include LED lighting, outdoor rated audio/video entertainment, wet bars, counter islands and couches for seating. Some add useful items like patio heaters and fire features to their outdoor living areas.

Plan Your Outdoor Kitchen

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February Is The Time To Plan Your Outdoor Kitchen

In Southern Nevada, if you want to plan an outdoor kitchen or living area to be ready for the summer, February is the perfect time to get started with planning! Because Southern Nevada averages a shorter winter season than much of the country, February is a great time to get plans for outdoor kitchens and barbecues set in motion. While February is historically Nevada’s wet and rainy season, it also serves as a great time to get started with planning and preparing for construction for outdoor kitchens and living areas. We will now cover 11 essential questions to ask when planning an outdoor kitchen.

  • 1) How often will you cook outside?
  • 2) How many people will you typically grill for?
  • 3) Will children need to be a consideration in the overall design?
  • 4) What types of food will you be cooking outside?
  • 5) What are the grill and smoker box options?
  • 6) Do you plan on having an outdoor sink or refrigeration?
  • 7) Will gas or water lines need to be constructed?
  • 8) Will you need an outdoor kitchen prep area?
  • 9) How much outdoor storage will be required for utensils, dishes, tools, trash, and other items?
  • 10) Will you need an outdoor eating area?
  • 11) Will you use the space for entertaining as well as cooking?

The most significant consideration for the planning and building of an outdoor kitchen or living area is to KNOW YOUR BUDGET AND STICK WITH IT.
Every year there are more and more options available for customizing an outdoor kitchen and budgets can quickly get out of control if careful planning is not done before construction starts. Work with a professional when planning, designing, and building an outdoor kitchen or living area and save a lot of time, money, and stress.

Thankfully, the knowledgeable staff at BBQ Concepts in Las Vegas, Nevada has years of experience to be able to assist every step of the way! BBQ Concepts is now open seven days a week to help with any questions that you might have about your outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor Heater Season is Coming

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Outdoor Heaters

Extend your outdoor barbecue season with one of our many solutions in outdoor heating. BBQ Concepts in Las Vegas, Nevada offers a range of retail and custom solutions for keeping your outdoor living area warm and comfortable. We have fixed and portable outdoor heater options that will ensure your outdoor living area is ready for winter. BBQ Concepts will help you make the most of your outdoor living area in any season.

Patio heaters, also known as ‘mushroom’ or ‘umbrella’ heaters, are radiant heaters typically mounted on a pole or stand and can be positioned to heat specific areas. These outdoor heaters are connected directly to gas lines or fueled with portable gas tanks. These portable heaters can be moved around to make sure that you and your guests are comfortable even as temperatures drop.

Fire pits and fire tables are another way to heat an outdoor living area stylishly. These tables are typically connected to gas lines so that the flames are adjustable to suit the need. Gas runs up through glass pellets and beads which creates a shimmering heated table surface. You and your guests will stay warm in style with any of our fire pits and fire tables, designed to compliment your outdoor living area.

Along with patio heaters and fire tables, BBQ Concepts in Las Vegas, Nevada also has portable electric heaters, hanging heaters, wall mounted heaters and a host of other outdoor heating solutions. When it comes to making the most of your outdoor living area, BBQ Concepts has a solution that is right for you. Stop by BBQ Concepts in Las Vegas, Nevada today and see what we can do to keep your family and friends warm this winter season with our selection of outdoor heaters.

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Outdoor Kitchens are gradually popularizing themselves across the great state of Nevada. In large part, this predictable phenomenon is due to their limitless personalization, but much of the sensation is from their adequacy as futuristic workstations for the enthusiast, professional or avid host and hostess. Beautifully constructed yet adulated for their aesthetic simplicity, they grab attention, inspire creativity, magnetize you to be around them, to cook more, and to relax just as often. They’re to be respected, and by owning one, you’ll see just how many memories they’ll help you create.

“I watch the flame move to and fro, almost in slow-motion as I stand in awe of how perfect it doesn’t know it is. Off in the distance, there’s a patter of footsteps accompanied by laughter. Bubbles are blown into the humid air as the moisture attaches itself to the fragile and malleable spheres that float directionless. As directionless as the joy the children feel until it drifts away in an evening dream, only to come back like the morning sunrise. I watch them through my window, across the smells of smoke as it shrouds my vision but not my perception; and I find myself holding my breath as the world turns slower than my thoughts, absorbing memories like nutrition until the last person leaves. How perfect it is. If the flame could speak, I wonder if it would feel the same way about me, at this moment, as I do it.”

BBQ Concepts, a Las Vegas, Nevada retailer for Lynx, Summerset, Traeger, Alfresco, Fire Magic, DCS and True Refrigeration, proudly serves our city the most exceptional grills, components, accessories and outdoor kitchens the world has yet seen. You’ll not only be happy with what you purchase, but who you bought it from.

Stop by to hang out, call us if you have any questions, and just know that we’re always here to help.

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

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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.

Rogue Off-Road and The Las Vegas Veterans Event – BBQ Concepts Gives Back

BBQ Concepts partakes in a charity for The Las Vegas Veterans Event near The Motor Speedway

Food For the Sol-dier

June 24th was a special day for BBQ Concepts and the Las Vegas Veterans. While some of our staff still manned our proverbial battle stations at the shop, a few of us took a break from the outdoor kitchens, grills and accessories and devoted our time to a cause that unequivocally affords us our freedoms. It was an honor to be serving up pulled pork straight from the Traeger as we filled the stomachs of all the Off-Road enthusiasts and patriots that attended the event. On location there were music, jacked-up Jeeps and Toyotas with campers attached to them and memorable conversations with our community. Enjoyable is an understatement.

A jeep parked at the Rogue Off-Road Charity event outside The Las Vegas Motor Speedway

It’s hard to not get too internal–with the 4th of July inbound–about how surreal  an experience it truly is to feel the constructs of what makes this a holiday; to associate and congregate under a common thread of remembrance, gratefulness and servitude at a function that embodies American muscle and American tradition is definitely bad a$$. And because cooking and family are such vital components to the Independence Day experience, because preparing food is an act of love, what better way to show our appreciation for the Las Vegas Veterans, their kin and all the supporters who attended, than to do what we do best: share love.

John (left) and Zane Cerul from BBQ Concepts preparing pulled pork for attendees.

For John and Zane Cerul and the rest of the BBQ Concepts team, we hope you have a fantastic 4th next month. Please be safe, kind and responsible. And when thinking of purchasing outdoor kitchens or any accessories for grilling in general, keep us mind. We’d be more than happy to serve you with the same integrity we serve our soldiers.

Over and out.

4th Of July Preparations with BBQ Concepts of Las Vegas, Nevada – Custom Outdoor Kitchens

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Independence Day, Your Sanity and How to Preserve It

With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching it can leave some of us thoughtful hosts and hostesses to wonder whether or not our current Outdoor Kitchens are still adequate or antedated. At BBQ Concepts, we can help get you prepared for the onslaught of misery that Uncle Terry and Aunt Ruth will bring, hovering the grill, talking politics while their fourth patty cooks and you’ve caught a case of the regret bug. Your head is spinning, having visions of BBQ Concepts as you barf a little in your mouth. You wish that your grill was larger, that it had Smart capabilities so you could walk away; if you weren’t already bald you’d be pulling your hair out. Your cheeks are as red as the ketchup bottle Terry keeps tapping in anticipation of his burger. Their voices begin to sound like wah guitars, sweat deluges from your forehead and you begin to hallucinate that you’re kayaking down it straight into our parking lot. Don’t sweat it (anymore). We’ve got you covered.

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Not only do we have everyday supplies like charcoal, propane, wood, gas tanks, scewers and practically anything else you’ll need to survive this holiday and the next, we have state of the art barbecue grills and outdoor living features to revamp your backyard and turn it into the promising vision you once had for it. Let us outline some of the brand name products we have on sale for you in our showroom since you’re not here right now (otherwise I’d see you!). From Fire Magic to Traeger to Summerset, Lynx to Alfresco and DSC to True, there is no solution that we can’t find or build for you. If you’re interested in a standalone grill, we got you covered. If you’re interested in building a barbecue island with an undercounter fridge, maybe a sink and a couple storage cupboards you can crawl into when you see Terry and Ruth but they don’t see you, we got you again. There’s no qualm we can’t calm.

BBQ Concepts is Las Vegas, Nevada’s Premiere Outdoor Kitchen Company

Square inches of grilling space matters, BTUs matter, storage matters, illuminated dials matter, safety features matter, SmartGrills matter. When you swing by BBQ Concepts and begin browsing our inventory of Barbecues and Outdoor Kitchen items, when you speak with one of our knowledgeable, passionate sales representatives, you’ll see why these things matter, too. We take pride in what we know, what we sell and how far we’ve come in the Las Vegas region.

Schedule an On-Site Outdoor Kitchen Design Consultation

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BBQ Concepts is Las Vegas, Nevada’s premier custom outdoor kitchen design and manufacturing company; we pride ourselves on being an authority within the outdoor living industry. Whether you’re looking for a custom residential or commercial outdoor kitchen, you can feel confident that you’re purchasing a superior quality outdoor kitchen product. Our barbecue island cabinetry, fire features, water features, hybrid fire & water features, and our other custom components get constructed to the highest standard. Right here in Southern Nevada! We also carry a vast selection of stainless-steel products such as fire rings, burners, ignition systems, auto ignition systems, gas flex lines, key-valves and many other #DIY fire feature products.

We offer affordable outdoor kitchen design and manufacturing services to the Southern Nevada area. #BBQConcepts carries a plethora of industry-leading professional barbecue grills & stainless steel components as well. When it comes to customer service, we’re unlike the competition in every way! From concept to completion, our team is here to help you build the outdoor living area you’ve always dreamt of owning. Give us a call today to schedule an on-site outdoor kitchen design consultation. We can’t wait to exceed your expectations.

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We also offer an exclusive “White Label Service” for our premium custom #OutdoorKitchen products. This program can be tailored to fit into any General or Sub Contractor business model. We’ll handle everything, from the initial outdoor kitchen product concept, all the way to completion. We’ll even deliver and install it for you.