Create the ultimate outdoor kitchen! Cooking outside is a fun way to create a feast for your family and friends while you enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy the taste of smoked ham and ribs, or barbecued burgers and chicken. Throw some vegetables on the grill or in a smoker and really give them a burst of flavor. With a ton of appliances available for outdoors including outdoor fridges and countertops, you can have everything you need on hand, so you don't have to go back in the house for supplies and ingredients. Some of the best retailers for outdoor supplies and appliances include Home Depot, BBQ Guys, Lowe's and Wayfair. When it comes to creating an outdoor kitchen that's actually practical, it's okay to go a little over the top. If you want to create the ultimate outdoor cooking space, but aren't sure where to start, read on to learn more.

Create the ultimate outdoor kitchen! Cooking outside is a fun way to create a feast for your family and friends while you enjoy the fresh air… cont. 

Enjoy the taste of smoked ham and ribs, or barbecued burgers and chicken. Throw some vegetables on the grill or in a smoker and really give them a burst of flavor. With a ton of appliances available for outdoors including outdoor fridges and countertops, you can have everything you need on hand, so you don't have to go back in the house for supplies and ingredients. Some of the best retailers for outdoor supplies and appliances include Home Depot, BBQ Guys, Lowe's and Wayfair. When it comes to creating an outdoor kitchen that's actually practical, it's okay to go a little over the top. If you want to create the ultimate outdoor cooking space, but aren't sure where to start, read on to learn more.

For the ultimate outdoor kitchen, you are going to need a couple things that every kitchen has: cabinets and countertops. Most cabinets are made of stainless steel which doesn't rust and is resistant to weather and other elements. However, before you can install them, you'll need to build a kitchen island made of materials such as stone, brick, tile, wood, metal or other weatherproof materials. Countertops can be made of stainless steel, or granite, just like you might find in a high-end indoor kitchen, which is easy to clean and durable. If you want a natural look, Quartzite is a sturdy option as well. Concrete is durable but cans scratch and fades over time. Soapstone scratches as well but is highly resistant to heat and stains. If you are on a budget, tile countertops should hold up well enough if you make sure to keep up with cleaning and maintenance. Outdoor kitchen island frames and cabinets can be found at Home Depot such as the Cal Flame Outdoor Kitchen Island Frame Kit ($719.42), and at BBQ Guys like the Grillnetics Grill Cabinet Frame Kit ($1,190). Access doors for your cabinet are available or as low as $124.99 at BBQ Guys.

In addition to cabinet space, there are plenty of appliances that you can add to your outdoor kitchen. The most obvious, of course, is a built-in grill. The Blaze BLZ-4LTE2-NG LTE natural gas grill is on sale for $1,849.99 at BBQ Guys and is a popular choice. The Kitchenaid 4-Burner Built-in Propane Gas Island Grill Head in Stainless Steel with Rotisserie Burner is $899.99 at Home Depot and features a 10-year warranty. A single-burner grill from Cuisinart is available for just $139.99. In addition to grills, refrigerator units are available that should fit easily into your outdoor kitchen island. The Blaze 20-Inch 4.5 Cu. Ft. Right Hinge Compact Refrigerator With Stainless Steel Door & Towel Bar Handle is $479.98 at BBQ Guys. A free-standing unit with wheels, the Cal Flame Modular Outdoor Kitchen Outdoor Refrigerators Modular Refrigerator, is just $1,433.50 at Lowe's.

An alternate option if you don't want to build a kitchen island in your backyard is the Char-Broil Modular Outdoor Kitchen 5-Burner Medallion Modular Gas Grill for $1,599 at Lowe's that includes a gas grill, storage space and a place for food preparation. Pair with that a Char-Broil Modular Outdoor Kitchen Medallion Modular Refrigerator for $999. You can add more countertop space with the RTS Home Accents Outdoor Kitchen Countertops for $860 each at Home Depot. Join together as many cabinets as you need for your space. Another available countertop unit from RTS Home Accents features a built-in kitchen sink for $864. Better yet, you can get everything you need with the Deluxe Island 6-Burner Propane Gas Grill, $5,599.99 at Wayfair, which features a grill, a sink, countertops, cabinets and outdoor fridge all-in-one.

In addition to those essential kitchen items, there are many other add-ons to consider for the ultimate outdoor kitchen experience. Wine lovers should consider a wine cooler, available for as low as $3,279 at BBQ Guys. You can also find an ice machine like the Blaze 50 Lb. 15-Inch Outdoor Rated Ice Maker With Gravity Drain for $1,999.99. Pizza lovers can cook up their own pizza at home with the Alfa 5 Minuti 23-Inch Outdoor Countertop Wood-Fired Pizza Oven for $2,099 at BBQ Guys. Smoke meats and veggies in the Backwoods Chubby 3400 Vertical Charcoal Smoker for $799. Sink and faucets of every style can be purchased as well at BBQ Guys, or you can purchase them together at home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe's. The Sunstone 17 in. 304 Stainless Steel Single Sink with Cold and Hot Water Faucet is just $234 at Home Depot. Check out these options and many more online today.