Three Things That Will Improve Your Outdoor Kitchen

A little storage space can go a long way if you love to prepare food over a barbecue or smoker.

slicing vegetables and preparing food outdoors
Stainless steel shelves and doors with magnetic closures are a great addition to any outdoor cooking space.Maarten van den Heuvel via Pexels

An outdoor kitchen can take your cooking and entertaining to a whole new level. But a custom-built space is beyond the budget of most homeowners. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, however, it’s easy to add commercial-grade storage that will lend a professional touch to any outdoor space. Here are a few of the most common fixtures found in well-designed open-air kitchens.

ROVSUN Outdoor Kitchen Door
An organized space outside built to stash your barbecue ingredients can save you time and energy compared to running around, collecting items as you cook.ROVSUN

Having a place to keep your rubs, spices, utensils, and smoking chips is essential to master-level grilling. A storage locker with two or more drawers makes that easy. The stainless-steel finish is a perfect accent to the rustic stone and weather-hardy woods common in this type of construction.

APWONE Outdoor Kitchen Access Doors Single BBQ Island
A few shelves to divide up storage space can go a long way towards keeping food and utensils organized outside.APWONE

To fully equip your outdoor kitchen, install a single-door cabinet with interior shelves to hold roasting racks, large utensils, and appliances.

Mophorn double door stainless steel cabinet
Food-grade stainless steel won’t contaminate food, is easy to maintain, and it’s just pleasing to look at.BI-DTOOL

A double-door opening is the perfect under-sink feature and a logical place to store a garbage bin and cleaning supplies. Stainless steel makes for easy clean-up to keep your space always looking polished and chefy.