While summer is on its way, there’s another season that has already started – grilling season. A lot of folks broke out their grills on Memorial Day and they’re not putting them away soon. The same should go for you! In fact, it’s now time to start making your patio into the grilling paradise you’ve always dreamed about. How can this become a reality? Check out these 6 simple steps to learn more.
1. Get Inspired
Inspiration is key when it comes to design. Luckily, there are many other people who have already done the legwork for you. Check out websites like Pinterest or even Forbes, which offers 13 upgrades for your outdoor grill area. You’ll have more than enough ideas by the time you’re ready to move on to step two!
2. Draw It Out
Like with any remodeling plans, it’s important to draw every detail out first. Start with the patio space so you can get an idea of how much room you have to work with. Next, place the grill where you think it fits best. Use this as a focal point and add as much or as little around it as you would like.
3. Consider Functionality
While you are carefully drawing out your grilling paradise, don’t forget about functionality. Think about your patio furniture, which can make an excellent spot for prep work. You can also get creative and invest in outdoor countertops. Each of these options will give you plenty of space for seasoning, dicing, and cooling. Adding additional appliances like a sink or mini fridge could also save you a few trips inside your home.
4. Make Room for Friends
Grilling is more than just for cooking a tasty meal, it’s also for the people you prepare it with. Make sure there is plenty of room for chairs and a place for friends to eat. We’re talking about backyard barbeques after all – eating inside is for dinner parties (and rainy days)!
5. Start Putting Everything Out
You’ll never know if you enjoy your new setup until you test it out. Get everything together and put it all out just like you had planned. Notice something that doesn’t work? It’s important to be flexible and make adjustments when necessary.
6. Add Your Own Style
Every grill master has a different preference when it comes to style, so make it your own! If you want to add those countertops, choose from a variety of materials including wood or granite. Don’t have a grill just yet? They come in all shapes and sizes as well as in multiple colors. You can then purchase all matching accessories including grill covers, mitts, and more!
All of this hard work is going to result in an updated patio space that will make you proud. Start the grill and let us know what you have done to create your grilling paradise in the comments below!