Many of us will be celebrating the fourth of July at home this year, so why not make it the best Independence Day ever? These ideas can help you plan the perfect BBQ island space.


You can install a BBQ island anywhere in your yard, but you will probably prefer it on a porch, patio, or poolside deck. Consider the proximity to your lounging and eating areas. Also, ask yourself whether you’d prefer to run a gas line to the island, haul a heavy tank back and forth on occasion, or simply opt for a charcoal or pellet grill.


How much room can you spare for your BBQ space? Do you prefer a simple straight island, or something L- or U-shaped? If you opt for one of these shapes, you will enjoy more prep space. Plus, A U shape can work to keep wandering kids out of the area.

Cooking options.

Are you wishing for a simple grilling area, or would you be interested in adding a smoker, fryer, or other cooking options? Consider these ideas carefully before you build, so that you can design the right space for your needs.

Storage space.

By opting for a bit of enclosed storage space, you can cut down on the need to carry extra items back and forth from the house.

Aesthetics versus durability.

Brick, cement, stone, or tile are all durable materials that will compliment your home’s exterior. Or, you might prefer the sleek look of stainless steel. As with other outdoor features, these materials are your best bets for durability in all types of weather. If you prefer a simple wood cabinet structure, these work best under a covered porch or awning.

Other features.

If you don’t mind a bit of plumbing or electrical work, adding an outdoor sink or small refrigerator will take your BBQ island to the next level of luxury. And if you’re running wiring anyway, why not add Bluetooth speakers or even a weatherproof TV screen?

If you’d enjoy a cool place to store drinks without the hassle of installing electricity to the island, a drink cooler only requires a bag of ice.

As you can see, a BBQ island can be as simple or as luxurious as you’d like. Either way, we can help you design one that fits your aesthetic preferences and budget. Give us a call and we’ll discuss your plans to upgrade your backyard this summer.