The kitchen is arguably the most important room in your home, not to mention one of the most used. Anybody with any knowledge on buying and selling real estate will tell you, a good kitchen is attractive to potential buyers, and oftentimes means a better return on investment. But why have one kitchen, when you can have two? Outdoor kitchens are garnering popularity with homeowners and designers alike — when designed and executed well, and with the right accessories and appliances, an outdoor kitchen can add to your home’s value; (and as the weather gets warmer, the appeal of having one becomes clearer). We’ve rounded up a few appliances we think will up your outdoor-kitchen-game.
An Automatic Outdoor Ice Machine
Cool off this summer with an ice machine that can hold up to 35 pounds of ice. (Because all that grilling is bound to make you break a sweat.)
A Free-standing Grill Cart
This portable grill cart by Fisher & Paykel is the perfect gift to give to your grill. The sturdy, stainless steel cart comes with a gas holder and accessories such as a sturdy side shelf to keep your tools (or your beer) when you’re not using them.
Wind-proof, Water-proof, Weather-proof Protection for Your Grill
Let’s face it, grills are not cheap, so you may be hesitant to leave yours outdoors exposed; (we live in Canada after all, sporadic hailstorms are a thing of concern). Give yourself peace of mind with this heavy-duty vinyl grill cover by Dacor.
A Compact Grilling Station, With Built-in Fuel
Amongst other features, this Sedona grill by Lynx Grills, has multiple burners, a built-in natural gas fuel source, a halogen surface light, and a spark ignition system with battery backup. According to Tasco Appliance’s website, this user-friendly grill is ideal for your first outdoor kitchen.