How nice would an outdoor kitchen be? Aside from being the most convenient “room” when you’re entertaining on a beautiful sunny day, you would win serious hosting points having a party in your backyard and preparing, cooking, and serving food and drinks without going inside. If you have space to install one, an outdoor kitchen is a fun, useful addition to any home. However, before you head off to your nearest appliance store, there are a few do’s and don’ts you need to keep in mind before you start designing yours.


Consider the utilities.

What mains supply do you have available, or will you have to install something? Is it electricity or gas? Do you need to call a plumber? Will these utilities be expensive to run? You have several questions to answer before you can head to your local appliance store and order your equipment and fittings. Do your due diligence to make sure that what you purchase is a fit for you.

Decide if you want your appliances to be permanent or moveable.

Are your appliances a permanent fixture in your yard, or will you store them in a garage or shed? How portable your appliances should be or how well they can withstand outdoor conditions will factor significantly in the devices and how you build your kitchen space. An expert can advise you on the most suitable options for you and your climate.


Don’t settle for just a grill.

appliance storeIf you’re installing an outdoor kitchen, don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill grill. Add in a brick oven for perfect pizzas every time, or include a smoker to throw the best barbecue in town. When you select your grill, have a little fun with it by choosing a novelty shape or one that is high-tech.  An outdoor kitchen is your chance to push the boundaries.

Don’t go over budget.

As with any installation project, set a budget and stick to it. It is too easy to overspend in an outdoor kitchen. Whether you switch standard tiles to premium or choosing a striking light fixture instead of the functional one you had already purchased. Remember, you can add enhancements over time if you wish.


Boyd Appliance Center, in Creston, IA, are experts in home appliances. With over 70 years’ experience, they are the authorities to speak to if you need an appliance store in Uptown Creston. Whether you’re shopping for kitchen, laundry, or outdoor kitchen equipment, they pride themselves on supplying the finest products at affordable prices. Call them on (641) 782-2163, visit their website, or drop in to see them in person to see what’s in stock right now.