Make perfect pizzas right in your own backyard with one of our pizza oven kits.

With summer right around the corner now is the perfect time to get started on that outdoor pizza oven you have been dreaming of. You can add it to your existing barbeque area very easily or build a freestanding one, either option you decide on DIY BBQ can help you design and build the perfect outdoor pizza oven to suit your needs. We have many options available with easy to build kits. With step-by-step instructions that will walk you through every step and directions on how to season your oven before the first use, you will be enjoying your backyard summers before you know it.

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These ovens are capable of not only producing amazing pizzas but also roasting chicken or your meat of choice, simmering beans and stews and baking desserts.

With our perfectly sealed ovens and heat distribution

your pizzas take just 4 minutes on average to cook.

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We have a regular size kit that is 23”W x 17”H x 32”L

or a larger kit that is 27” W x 19”H x 41”L

Check our Facebook page for outdoor pizza oven recipes in the next several weeks. We are excited to give you some ideas on how to entertain your family and friends this summer by using your newly built pizza oven!

 

How to build an outdoor kitchen step-by-step

An outdoor kitchen is a hot addition to any backyard – no pun intended. Get started with a basic open-air dining space. Now that you have the grill, what’s next? First of all, add a space for food prep. This essential cooking area can be built by stacking up blocks, then top it off with a stone counter.

To avoid the hassle of going to your indoor kitchen multiple times when eating outdoors, add a water supply and some sort of storage to your barbecue island. For a tight budget, install a sink that hooks up to a garden hose and drains into the ground. For a more permanent solution, buy a regular sink that runs cold water; hot water and a dishwasher are a plus. Regarding the storage space, spend a few bucks on a shelf that keeps plates and cooking utensils right where they’re needed.

Now that you’re done with the cooking basic equipment, you need light. Grilling in the dark can be tricky and dangerous. If you’re looking for something temporary and low-cost, go for a battery-operated lamp. Although the best choice is to add task lighting, which is more expensive but it gives the option of outlets for appliances.

Sun has no mercy. Hot weather and a grill together can be unbearable, especially for the cook. Provide shelter in your open kitchen. Building a roof can put your bank account on the low, so a pergola does the trick.

There you go! Now you know how to build an outdoor kitchen step-by-step, call your friends for a cookout in your new wallet-friendly five-star entertainment space.

Outdoor Kitchen Layouts

Once you’ve chosen the area where your outdoor kitchen will be built, it’s time to choose the layout. Budget, space and use determine the barbecue island’s layout. It is also important to settle on a layout that’s both convenient to work in and looks good.

If you’re planning to spend little time and money on the outdoor kitchen, go for a basic barbecue island that clusters the grill and all appliances in one central unit. Since this design is small and only for one person to work in at a time, consider raising one side of the countertop to separate the cooking and socializing areas.

For the more frequent outdoor cooking, build an L-shaped kitchen. This layout provides two separate areas for cooking and preparing food. At the base of the “L” the grill and some undercounter storage are available, while counterspace and stool seating is found on the vertical side.

Professionals of grilling prefer separating areas for cooking, preparing and eating food. If you want to build the ultimate outdoor entertaining hub, the U-shaped kitchen layout may be for you. This design mimics most indoor kitchens and is very convenient for those who have a generous budget.

Remember to always have in mind your site, the amount of space you have to work with, your cooking style, and your budget before getting carried away by a beautifully designed kitchen that may not suit your needs. Now that you have settled on a layout, go have fun building your own barbecue island!

Choosing cabinets, countertops and flooring for your outdoor kitchen

Designing an outdoor kitchen is not only about choosing the perfect grill; cabinets, countertops and flooring are also decisive when building a BBQ island. Finding the style and material that suits your needs is no easy task since there’s a wide range of possibilities. To help you make the right choice, always have in mind the four basic principles: durability, safety, budget, and style.

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When it comes to cabinets, water-resistance is a must. Your best options are stainless steel, polymer, and teak. Stainless steel is durable, weatherproof, and usually will match your grill. Polymer is a good choice, as well. This material is normally easy to hose down and UV-resistant. While teak cabinets will certainly look good, they must be sealed and resealed regularly with a waterproof finish.

When choosing outdoor kitchen countertops your priority should always be durability first. Remember the surface adjacent to the grill and sink must resist both the cooking and the elements. Select a material that will suit the style of your house and your cooking style. Go for natural stone, concrete or tile. If choosing stone, keep in mind porous stones like marble, limestone, bluestone, and soapstone stain easily and darker stones will absorb heat. Granite is your best bet. If you like concrete better, just make sure that it’s installed properly or it’ll be prone to cracking. To prevent cracks, concrete must be sealed on installation and resealed regularly. If you’re on a tight budget, tile is an affordable, easy DIY surfacing material.

Choosing a material for your outdoor kitchen’s floor can be tricky. Since it’ll take a lot of traffic, food, and water and sun it must be both durable and safe. Avoid glazed or porous tiles and stone since they can be slippery when wet. Concrete is the most popular choice; it’s long lasting, slip resistant, and versatile. In terms of style, concrete can be colored and finished for a wide range of looks. This material besides affordable, it is also safe. Tile is cheap and looks good as well. If stone is your thing, your best budget bets are sandstone, limestone, slate and marble. But consider stone can absorb oily stains, and it’s expensive. Affordable and available in many different styles, tile can be an attractive choice for an outdoor kitchen floor.

A dream outdoor kitchen should be stylish, long lasting, and low-maintenance. For all surfaces select materials that suit the style of your house and your cooking style. When you find the right ones, you’ll be halfway of having the perfect BBQ island in your backyard.

Budgeting Your Outdoor Kitchen

Building the outdoor kitchen you’ve wanted to add to your backyard since you moved to your current house is certainly a dream come true for many, but it might not be that dreamy when getting down to the numbers. Before making it a wallet buster project, set an amount of money you have to spend and then find a balance between what you want and what you can afford. Once you’ve figured it out, take 10 to 15 percent off the top of the total amount; this is your contingency fund, in case you’re confronted with unforeseen issues.

The amount you invest in the project should be proportionate to how much you’ll use the space. If you live in a warmer area, you’re more likely to use the outdoor kitchen more often than if you’re located in a cold-weather city. Also, you won’t want to spend lots of money in expensive equipment and accessories if all you’ll grill is casual meals for a small family or group of friends.

The grill is the one item you want to splurge on, so buy the best grill you can afford in terms of durability and performance. If you have to choose among other accessories, put your money on a sink and a refrigerator since they’re both very convenient. You can live without an oven, a dishwasher, and other equipment you can find in your main kitchen.

Remember any addition to your home is an investment, especially at resale. Although outdoor kitchens are attractive, they’re usually not a priority for buyers, so don’t improve far beyond the level of the neighborhood. Also consider that it is always cheaper to build it yourself than to buy those pre-built bundles. Now that you know how to create the perfect, affordable outdoor kitchen you love and can live with, go shopping!

5 Factors to Think About Before Building a BBQ

Creating a homemade barbecue can be a fun DIY project, but it’s definitely not something that can be done overnight. There are a few factors to consider before embarking on this venture.

When building your own barbecue, the first thing to do is finding a spot in your house risk-free from fire that can accommodate your new addition for many years. Remember a barbecue is more than just a cooking device, it’s a recreational space. Plan on the area needed for other equipment and accessories, like storage, sink, fridge, table, among others. Also take into consideration the weather in your area. You’ll want your barbecue to last, so a good enclosure that can resist humidity, extreme temperatures, rain, snow and other elements particular to your location is a must. A BBQ must be a distraction, not another thing to worry about; design one that’s easy to maintain, clean and repair. Finally, when you’ve made a decision on all these factors, it’s time to think about how your beautiful new addition to your home will look like. We recommend choosing a design that gracefully complements its surroundings.

Now that you’re done with the planning, go shopping for equipment, grab a six-pack, and happy building!

Outdoor Kitchens For Your Summer

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When you are creating your outdoor kitchen there are some things you will want to keep in mind. This will be a space you will use often, and you want to make sure that you have all of the right accessories that will help you to make your next outdoor party a success. Many people associate summer time and barbecuing outdoors. There are some great things you can do to impress all of your guests with your new outdoor kitchen.

You will want to think about the accessories that you will use the most. One of the things you may appreciate most with your outdoor kitchen is running water. All of our kits are made to add running water easily after they are constructed. You will love the idea of washing your hands outside after handling meats. You will not have to go indoors to wash your hands, and you can use this running water for other things also.

You will also want to explore adding refrigeration to your outdoor island. This will allow you to keep foods, and other items cold without using the refrigerator indoors. You will find many purposes for your outdoor refrigeration unit that will help you to make the most out of your next barbecue. This can even be an area where you keep condiments that you will need for your barbecue.

If you are entertaining guests outdoors often, you may even consider an island kit that has ice bins. This can give you a place to make drinks outdoors, and you can also store drinks in these bins. Ice outdoors can be used for any type of drink you choose and this can be a great option for an adult party also.

You should take some time to explore all of the different options that you have when it comes to designing an outdoor bbq island. You will find that the grill you choose can have some great accessories, and the kit also. You can choose a kit large enough that can allow you to add the accessories you want in the future.

When you are designing your outdoor kitchen there are some things you will want to keep in mind. There are some features that may be must haves for your outdoor space. You want to make sure that you have all of the right features that can enhance every barbecue you have all summer.

Summary: When you are creating your outdoor kitchen there are some things you will want to keep in mind. This will be a space you will use often, and you want to make sure that you have all of the right accessories that will help you to make your next outdoor party a success.

Outdoor BBQ Grill and Accessories

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When you have an outdoor grill you want to make sure that you are taking care of your grill, and you should also have the right accessories to encourage you to use your grill more often. Many people are amazed when they uncover the latest grill varieties. All of our grills are made from the top manufacturers with your use in mind.

Companies like Cal Flame make a sear zone burner. This allows you to never serve dry meat to your guests again. This will keep the juices in the meat where they belong. Any meat you cook on the grill will be juicier and this will allow you to cook meats longer. You can also explore items like a charcoal box that can be used with a gas grill.

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You will also need a cover for your grill when you are done using it each time. You do not want to leave your grill out in the elements. A cover can add an extra layer of protection when your grill is not in use. If you live in an area where you have very cold winter months, you can find storage for your grill while it is not in use.

When you begin to explore all of the accessories that are available for outdoor grilling, you will find some that you want added on to your grill. This can completely change the way you cook outdoors, and provide you with some options that can make life much easier while grilling.

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Summary: When you have an outdoor grill you want to make sure that you are taking care of your grill, and you should also have the right accessories to encourage you to use your grill more often.

BBQ Island And Accessories

 

Alturi Island CMYKWhen you are thinking about purchasing a BBQ Island you may not know what to expect. When you understand what you will receive, and the features that are available for an outdoor island, you can begin to create your own backyard masterpiece.

With most BBQ Islands you can customize this any way you want. You will choose the grill that you want to use, and all of the accessories. This gives you a chance to create your own vision when it comes to your grill. You should look at all of the features that are most commonly used with a grill to decide what you are going to need the most for your backyard island.

A burner can be a great addition to any grill. Many people do not realize how much they use the burner until they actually have it to use. A burner is something that you can use for many different purposes. This can give you a way to keep food warm without having to take it indoors.

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Storage will also be a very important part of your grilling experience. A BBQ island is big enough that you can store all of your equipment in this Island. You will not have to drag all of the items you need from inside the home, instead you will have everything you need in an enclosed island. This can allow you to stay more organized when you are cooking outdoors and you will not have to keep running indoors during your next barbecue.

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Summary: When you are thinking about purchasing a BBQ Island you may not know what to expect. When you understand what you will receive, and the features that are available for an outdoor island, you can begin to create your own backyard masterpiece.

Creating Your Own Outdoor Kitchen

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When you are thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard it can be a very exciting time. This is a kitchen that you will be able to design with all of the features that you use the most for outdoor cooking. You can begin to look at all of these features, and this can give you some great options you may want to include in your space.

The first thing you want to do is to choose a grill for your kitchen space outdoors. Often the entire kitchen will be based around your choice of grill. You should think about how you grill the most, and make sure that this is included in the grill you choose. We have many different grills available from the top manufacturers you can easily choose from.

Accessories will also be a very important part of choosing your grill. Many people find that adding a sink is something that they enjoy the most later. It can be very difficult to keep running indoors each time you need to access water. Adding a sink to your kitchen outdoors can be a feature that you really appreciate later.

It can be a good idea to design your kitchen with all of the features that you want before you start looking for an outdoor kitchen to purchase. You can find a kit that you can easily construct to transform your backyard into a place that your friends and family will enjoy immensely throughout all of the warmer months.

Summary: When you are thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard it can be a very exciting time.