Outdoor Kitchen

Transform your patio or deck into an outdoor kitchen with tips for planning the design and keeping within your budget.
Upgrade Your Deck or Patio

The backyard barbecue was designed to exude friendliness and informality. But don't let appearances fool you-sophisticated outdoor kitchens like this one offer many of the same conveniences as the indoor variety.

A gas-fired, covered grill on your patio can easily handle spareribs, salmon steaks, shish kebabs, or anything else you fancy, while separate burners allow companion dishes to heat up at the same time. There's a refrigerator to keep foods at ready and a sink for cleanup right there in your backyard.

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