Before building your outdoor kitchen island, outline how you want the island and its surroundings to cook you up. It is necessary to include where you want any sinks, chambers and food preparation spaces to be located. Also, determine where the kitchen island is located outdoors near the house, by a set of tables or other areas. Next, determine how much use this kitchen will get; it will be used for the entire outdoor season, only on holidays or it will be in use for one or two special occasions such as an outdoor birthday party or a wedding.
After planning how you want the island to cook outdoors and the space around to look, determine if you are going to build the kitchen island or if you are buying one that is already built. Prefabricated outdoor cooking islands come in a variety of configurations and finishes. They can be integrated into a space for less money than a personalized one. Most of the prefabricated islands have cabinets for storage, and once in the place where you can add other items that you like to complete your outdoor kitchen.
Do not forget to add accessories such as lighting, theme items and storing items for food preparation to the outdoor area kitchen area. Adjust the space above so you have everything at your fingertips and you do not have to go back to the main kitchen for items. An idea for lighting, install a work light in an outdoor kitchen area so you can see the grill at night.