Outdoor kitchens are a great way to make cooking a memorable experience. Home cooks have taken to creating beautiful kitchen entertainment spaces outdoors, complete with luxury grills, pizza ovens, and much more. When it comes to powering these appliances, more people prefer propane for its fast heat-up times and quick cleanup. Regardless of your cooking style, turn on the party with propane at the turn of a switch.  


You have options when it comes to the exact layout of your outdoor kitchen. A straight option will generally cost less, and could be pushed up against a wall to save space in smaller areas, or be used as an island. A L-shaped outdoor kitchen can offer more counter space to use while prepping and cooking, with the potential for some bartop seats. With a U-shaped layout, you’ll have more space to install multiple appliances and include seating.  


You could build an addition onto your house to increase your property value — but you could get the same results by building an outdoor kitchen you can enjoy from installation to your last day in the home. A propane-powered outdoor kitchen extends your square footage of living space with the addition of a more special family atmosphere.  


There’s no one-size-fits-all outdoor kitchen; yours will depend on your style and budget. If you’re thinking of a smaller-scale option, you may choose to keep things simple with a rolling cart and a propane grill powered by a portable propane tank. If you’re thinking big, your outdoor kitchen might involve hardscaping, countertops, and a grill that’s hooked up to your propane line. The benefit of a grill hooked up to your propane line is that you’ll never lack fuel. Consider installing the kitchen closer to your house so you don’t get stuck carrying meals across the yard.  


An outdoor kitchen centered on a propane grill is achievable for a range of budgets. Talk to one of our Suburban Propane service members when you’re ready to spend, and find out how we can help with the process. Always use a qualified professional to install a permanent propane appliance — for your safety, and to get the best results.   Article Cite: Courtesy of Propane Education & Research Council   Outdoor Kitchens | Propane.com (article link for reference)