The right features in your outdoor kitchen will enhance its functionality, making it not just an outside area, but an extension of your living space in Iowa. A refrigerator adds convenience as it will allow you to store food and drinks outdoors and save you from needing to go inside for these items. A pizza oven creates a unique outdoor cooking experience, making your outdoor kitchen even more functional. A sink adds versatility as you can not only wash food in it but your hands as well! A grill gives you the tools you need to cook a large variety of meals outside. Outdoor lighting enhances an outdoor kitchen by allowing you to utilize it even after the sun goes down. To maximize the functionality of your outdoor kitchen, be sure to include these 5 features!

1. Including a refrigerator in your outdoor kitchen adds convenience.

Every outdoor kitchen should include a refrigerator to not only maximize its functionality but add convenience as well. Without a refrigerator, you will need to go back and forth between indoors and outdoors to get food and drinks. When you install a refrigerator in your outdoor kitchen space, you will have all the food and drinks you need without having to go inside!

2. Create a unique outdoor cooking experience with a pizza oven.

A pizza oven is a great feature to add to your outdoor kitchen! Outdoor kitchens with pizza ovens set up the perfect environment for a unique cooking experience with friends and family. Instead of just making food that's typically associated with outdoor gatherings, you can make pizza too!

3. A sink in your outdoor kitchen expedites the food preparation process and offers other benefits, too.

When you don't have to stop what you're doing to go inside to wash your hands or food, you can prepare meals outdoors much faster. An outdoor kitchen should include a sink to improve functionality by preventing you from having to go inside, and ultimately expediting the meal preparation process. Plus, it offers other benefits aside from meal prepping as well, such as a wash station for dirty hands.

A sink in your outdoor kitchen can be used to wash hands after playing outside or working in the garden, making your outdoor kitchen versatile.

4. You can cook a variety of meals in your outdoor kitchen on a grill.

An outdoor kitchen with a grill in Waukee, IA.

A grill in your outdoor kitchen gives you the opportunity to cook just about any meal you can think of, tempting you to spend even more time outside. You can plan various meals to cook on the grill with friends and family. You won't need to travel inside to cook the food and then carry the food back outside to serve it.

5. Outdoor lighting will allow you to use your outdoor kitchen at night!

An outdoor kitchen in Waukee, IA, with lights.

Outdoor kitchens are great to use during the day, but they shouldn't become obsolete when the sun goes down! By investing in outdoor lighting, you can keep your outdoor kitchen illuminated at night, allowing you to use it any time you want. What's more, outdoor lighting can also highlight the beauty of your kitchen, so you can showcase it after dark!

Reach out to us today to schedule our outdoor kitchen installation service.

At Brilliant Borders Landscaping, we install outdoor kitchens that can be equipped with a ton of features, including refrigerators, pizza ovens, sinks, grills, and other features to enhance their functionality! We've been in business for 19 years and offer our outdoor kitchen installation service to residential and commercial properties in Waukee, IA, and other surrounding cities, such as West Des Moines, Urbandale, and Grimes! Contact us today at (515) 664-6205 to sign up.