Dreaming of an outdoor kitchen? Don’t forget these necessities.

Grill
The best type of grill for outdoor kitchens depends on your preferences and cooking needs. However, built-in gas grills are a popular choice due to their convenience and versatility. They offer precise temperature control and are easy to clean. Other options include charcoal grills for a smoky flavor and pellet grills for a combination of convenience and flavor.

Sink
Stainless steel and ceramic are popular choices. However, whatever you choose, be sure it can stand up to the elements, food preparation and cleanup.

Storage 
Often overlooked, outdoor storage should be incorporated into the design. The cooking utensils and supplies are different than what you’d use indoors, and it would be convenient to keep everything in the same area.

Refrigerator and Ice Maker
The best type of refrigerators for outdoor kitchens are those that are specifically designed for outdoor use and are made with weather-resistant materials. According to an article by Better Homes & Gardens, outdoor refrigerators should be made of stainless steel or other rust-resistant materials, and should have a built-in heater to prevent condensation. Additionally, they recommend choosing a refrigerator with a UL rating for outdoor use. (Source)