Outdoor grills provide a great way to make a great and healthy meal while socializing at the same time. With so many different sizes, brands and styles of grills, the choices can often be a little overwhelming.
We’ve collected some of our favorite outdoor grill ideas to get you ready for summer. Setting up your barbecue area to function as efficiently as a professional kitchen will make the whole grilling process easier. And having a place for everything, as well as some seating, is possible even in a small patio or balcony.
We’ve broken down the outdoor grill setup to 10 essential BBQ accessories and components that trick out your outdoor grill and make barbecuing a snap.
1. The grill
What’s your favorite grill? Are you old school and a charcoal purist? Or do you love a modern, state-of-the-art grill like the Wolf barbecue above? Depending on space and budget, there’s a variety of grill options out there.
2. Outdoor grill ideas that add counter space
Nothing makes your barbecue area more functional than extra counter space. If you can’t add a built-in cabinet and countertop, consider adding a rolling cart, butcher block or stainless steel restaurant prep table next to your grill.
3. Grill lighting
Why stop the grilling party just because it’s getting dark? Add some task lighting near the grill to help light the area. If there’s no electric connection, consider using a battery-powered LED light.