Best features for a perfect outdoor kitchen

An outdoor kitchen expands your living space and allows you to cook, eat, and entertain friends and family without having to leave the comfort of your home. Moreover, some of the best outdoor kitchens function the same way as an indoor kitchen. We created a list of tips that will make your outdoor kitchen more fun and versatile and all year-round.


Memphis Pellet grill installed in Werever outdoor cabinets

The grill is the heart of the outdoor kitchen and allows you to create endless dishes. Click here for 100+ recipes. Grills are also convenient enough to let you toss meats and veggies on the grill for a quick bite. There are several types of grills: gas, charcoal, and electric. Make sure to select the appropriate grill for your outdoor kitchen.

Built-in beverage cooler

Werever HDPE outdoor kitchen cabinets with appliances

This budget-friendly option will conveniently hold beverages close at hand for your guests during the next gathering and it is a perfect choice for casual outdoor dining. A built-in beverage cooler is an upgrade to the common old-school tub filled with ice.

Side burner

Extend your outdoor kitchen with a side burner. Similar to an indoor kitchen stovetop burner, a side burner is specifically designed for outdoor kitchens. They are handy without the need to run back and forth between the stove in your indoor kitchen. With a side burner, grill enthusiasts are allowed to enjoy the best of both worlds and bring any recipe to the outdoors.

Storage cabinets and drawers

Most outdoor kitchens include some sort of storage space which is a great feature to have and necessary for storing kitchen essentials, cooking utensils and more. If you often dine outside, you may want to consider filling your outdoor cabinets and drawers with a set of dishes, silverware, pots, and pans.


If you are someone that enjoys eating outdoors at night, incorporate a few low lights to illuminate the area and create a wonderful ambiance. Built-in lights are suggested near the cooking area for the chance to safely cook when it is dark outside.

Pizza Oven

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Burgers, hot dogs, steaks and other meat-based foods are common staples when it comes to outdoor grilling and cooking. However, pizza ovens are becoming more popular within most households. Some pizza ovens are built-in, portable, or add on accessories to your grill. Enjoy a warm homemade pizza and pizza oven in your outdoor kitchen

Outdoor seating

Rooftop deck living area

The most important feature when creating and designing your outdoor kitchen is your outdoor seating area. Reserve a section of your outdoor space for entertaining friends and family with a setup everyone would enjoy. Incorporate charming outdoor furniture that fits your design and space.

Nonetheless, outdoor kitchens have evolved from prep stations to full gourmet kitchens with inviting entertainment spaces. If you are looking to build or expand your outdoor kitchen, make sure to learn more about our custom product selection through our website.