Celebrate Summer with a Patio Kitchen
After a long winter and rainy New England spring, there’s nothing better than grilling outside and enjoying a meal al fresco. Bring your outdoor entertaining up a notch and kick off summertime with a patio kitchen.
Thrill of the Grill
Arguably the centerpiece of any outdoor kitchen, a great grill makes cooking more enjoyable and the food tastier. Find the grill that best suits your needs—whether it’s gas, charcoal, pellet, or kamado—and build your kitchen around it. Consider a grill with a burner or a smoker and you’ll be cooking much more than just burgers and hot dogs.
KAM has a great selection of grills and our team is happy to find one perfectly suited for your needs, or Dad’s -- Father’s Day is just right around the corner.
Build a Countertop Bar
Create a countertop area around your grill and you’ll have a multipurpose space for your patio. A high counter can easily be used for food prep before the grill is fired up. With the addition of stools, the counter easily becomes a bar to entertain friends and dine. With guests sitting at the bar, the grill-master can prepare the evening’s meal and still be part of the festivities.
Keep It Shady
Add shade to your patio kitchen to protect your company and food from the sun’s rays. When a regular umbrella won’t due, a cantilever-style umbrella hangs from an L-shaped pole and stand, and provides more shade. Adding pergola above your patio is another great way to keep the spot cool and comfortable. As a bonus, you can string up some festive lights on the pergola for ambience.
Next Level Additions
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If you really want to create a complete outdoor cooking oasis, have a sink and mini-fridge built into the countertop. You’ll have all the equipment you need for five-star cuisine and a full wet bar. You may not want to cook inside all summer!