Outdoor kitchens are phenomenal features to add to your property. They expand your living area, allow you to enjoy more time outdoors, and boost your overall property value. Many basic outdoor kitchens consist of a grill and bar, but there is so much more you can do with them. Five features you can add to outdoor kitchens to get the most out of them are refrigerators, dishwashers, sinks, pizza ovens, and outdoor lighting. Continue reading to learn more about each feature!

1. Refrigerator

Outdoor fridge installed with kitchen in Lansing, MI.

Refrigerators are one of the best features you can add to your outdoor kitchen. That's because they make your life a whole lot more convenient. Placing a refrigerator in your outdoor kitchen allows you to store meat, cheese, veggies, condiments, drinks, and other items in an easy-to-reach location. This accessibility will save you from making countless trips back into your house to retrieve refrigerated items while enabling you to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Once you install a refrigerator in your outdoor kitchen, you'll wonder how you ever survived without one.

2. Dishwasher

Dishwasher installed for an outdoor kitchen in Lansing, MI.

Many people like to cook. Most people like to eat. But hardly anyone likes to clean up dishes afterward. You can make cleaning up moderately more enjoyable and significantly more convenient when you add a dishwasher to your outdoor kitchen. Outdoor dishwashers keep cleanup as simple as possible and save you the hassle of hauling dirty dishes back into your home. When you add a dishwasher to your outdoor kitchen, all you have to do is load it up after you've finished eating. Then, you can continue enjoying your outdoor living space.

3. Sink

A sink installed with outdoor kitchen build in Williamston, MI.

Sinks are another functional feature that are exceptional additions to your outdoor kitchen. They make it easy for you to wash your hands, rinse your food, and clean off your utensils without going indoors. If you want to run a piece of chicken or steak under water before marinating it and tossing it on the grill, then you can do that in one fell swoop when you have an outdoor sink. Once you add a sink to your outdoor kitchen, it won't take you long to realize how much convenience it brings to your life.

If you hire a company to install outdoor kitchen features at your property, make sure it has been in business for 10 years or more!

4. Pizza Oven

Pizza oven installed with kitchen in Williamston, MI.

Pizza ovens are one of the splashier features you can add to your outdoor kitchen. But they are not ones you'll regret! Pizza ovens allow you to bake restaurant-quality pizza in the comfort of your own outdoor kitchen. They are typically wood-fired and enable you to cook your pizza at extremely high temperatures. When you invite friends and family over pizza night, they will be wowed by the quality of your at-home creation.

5. Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting installed near kitchen in Lansing, MI.

Outdoor lighting is a fantastic feature to add to your outdoor kitchen for many reasons. Not only does it illuminate your outdoor living space at night so that you can continue to use it after dark, but it can also be designed to brilliantly showcase the different elements of your outdoor kitchen. Another benefit is that it enhances the safety and security of your property. If you do add this feature, make sure to install low-voltage LED lights that are energy efficient.

Call today to schedule your outdoor kitchen installation!

If you want to add an outdoor kitchen with lots of features at your property, then our team can make your dreams come true. We have installed outdoor kitchens in East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett, and nearby areas in Michigan since 2002. Our team of professionals is trained, certified, and experienced in installing breathtaking outdoor kitchens at residential, commercial, and HOA properties. We can even install outdoor lighting. Call us today at (517) 333-7999 to schedule a consultation for your outdoor kitchen installation!