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Get Your Outdoor Kitchen Ready for Summer

There’s no gathering quite like yours, so why settle for a cookie-cutter layout for your gathering space? We can help you design an outdoor dining arrangement that’s custom to your needs. 

Chairs, tables, and countertops are just the beginning of the conversation. Here are some upgrades that can take your outdoor kitchen of any size to the next level.

Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

Going beyond the grill — When most people think of an outdoor kitchen, the grill is king. Whether it’s a gas, charcoal, electric or even a hybrid model, a good grill is often the focal point of the outdoor kitchen that keeps your guests coming back for more.

But if you’re not much of a griller, you can just as easily build your outdoor kitchen around the appliance of your choosing. Your guests will be just as happy to gather around a smoker or wood oven when you’re entertaining.

Outdoor fridges — If there’s one thing that lets bugs into your house, it’s guests going in and out to grab a drink from the fridge. Sure, you could drag a heavy cooler full of bottles and cans outside, there’s a better way to keep your guests with drinks in their hands without all the hassle. 

Outdoor fridges are a convenient addition to any outdoor kitchen. They come in all shapes, sizes and capacities, and they can be freestanding or built into your outdoor bar. No matter which model you choose, you’ll get an outdoor fridge that lasts thanks to their weatherproof design.

Outdoor sinks — Take your outdoor bar to the next level by upgrading it to a wet bar. Outdoor kitchen sinks bring all the convenience of a full kitchen to your outdoor entertainment area. Not only does it make meal prep and cleanup a snap, but it’s a great benefit for your guests, too.

Hot summer days and warm summer nights can sneak up on your guests if they don’t pay attention to hydration. Your outdoor sink means fresh water is only a few steps away — and the same goes for handwashing when BBQ night gets a bit messy! Outdoor kitchen sinks can really tie your outdoor kitchen together, and Cutting Edge can help you find the right fit for your setup.

Outdoor Lighting

Summer nights were made for entertaining, and sunset doesn’t mean the party has to move inside. Outdoor lighting is a natural complement to any outdoor kitchen. With help from Cutting Edge, you can find the outdoor lighting that fits your style and provides the right ambiance for your evening gatherings.

Choosing the right lighting is all about how you’ve built and arranged your outdoor kitchen. String lights are a classic choice for many outdoor entertainment areas, but they’re hardly the only option when it comes to outdoor lighting.

If guests will be spending time out in the yard, path lighting and in-ground well lights can make sure they can see clearly when moving to and from the dining area. If the crowd is on a deck or patio, you can rely on wall lights and deck post lights that make a stylish addition to your hardscapes.

You have plenty of options for entertaining after dark — it all comes down to your style and lighting needs.

Spring is the perfect time to build or upgrade your outdoor kitchen, and Cutting Edge can help you bring your vision to life. Not only do we offer free estimates, but our imaging software lets you see a visual mockup of your outdoor kitchen before construction even begins.

Get your free estimate today, and see the outdoor kitchen of your dreams take shape in time for summer.