Important Tips To Prepare Your Patio for Your BBQ Island Installation

January 29, 2024

Nothing transforms your backyard like a new BBQ island! Outdoor kitchens are a great way to create additional entertainment space, whether you want to host the next neighborhood block party or just enjoy family dinners on the patio.

With a bit of preparation, you can ensure you get the best possible results out of your BBQ installation! We’ve listed our top four tips so you can make the most out of next summer.

Know Where You’ll Connect Your BBQ to Gas & Power

While you can place your new barbeque anywhere in theory, keeping a shorter distance from the installation to your gas and power lines will help minimize costs.

Installing your island far from power sources will require your contractor to add extensions for the lines, which will add to the total project cost. If you know where your gas and/or electric sources are, you can start designing an island that will fit the space and stay within budget!

Consider a Patio Cover to Keep Cool

Anyone who’s ever hosted a Fourth of July party will tell you that cooking outdoors can sometimes get too hot for comfort. 

When designing your new grill area, ask your contractor about ways to incorporate some type of patio cover. Adding a pergola, for example, is a great way to keep your family’s chef cooler in the hot summer months!

Clear the Area of Flammable Materials

Your biggest priority when it comes to installing a BBQ island should always be safety. Any time there’s an open flame, you must ensure that flammable materials are at least 10 feet away from the heat.

This includes – but is not limited to – plants, wooden beams, patio furniture, and artificial turf.  During the design process, your hardscape installation contractor should ensure you have adequate space around the BBQ to keep everyone around you safe.

Determine How Often You’ll Use Your New BBQ Island Installation

Your new BBQ island can be as simple or elaborate as you like! When creating your perfect outdoor spaces, you’ll want to look at how often you’ll actually use each element. 

If you love cooking outdoors and plan to host regular gatherings, ask your contractor about creating a full-out outdoor kitchen! We’ll work with you to add the elements you need to make your vision come to life, whether a food prep area, sink, or refrigerator. 

Do you prefer a more compact, easier-to-clean space? We’ll create something clean and minimal. 

At Arizona Luxury Lawns, we prioritize the customer experience. From start to finish, we’ll provide a personal level of service to help you bring your dream backyard to life! Whether you’re looking for a new BBQ island, pavers, or artificial turf installation, we’ll get the job done right. Call us today at 480-991-0196 or contact us online to start your next home improvement project.

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