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4 Things You and Your Outdoor Kitchen Do NOT Need

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Dec 6, 2018 11:37:30 AM

This is the time of year when we talk a lot about all of the things we have on our lists. If an outdoor kitchen is on your Christmas list, we think we can help to simplify it by removing a few "extras" you may have thought you needed. 

Simplify your Christmas list (and get a better outdoor kitchen as a result) when you avoid four non-essentials that are often wrapped up like necessities.

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Topics: Kitchens

Building an Outdoor Kitchen That's Designed for Movement

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Nov 29, 2018 7:59:00 AM

From Fitbits to Garmins, it's obvious that being more active is a lifestyle trend that's catching on. But "getting your steps in" isn't the only way to move as often as you should. There are many unique ways to incorporate movement into your lifestyle, and if you're creative enough, one of them could happen in your very own outdoor kitchen.

No, we're not suggesting that you need to wash twice as many dishes or scrub your grill twice as hard. We have a better idea — one that's a lot more fun! 

What if you designed your outdoor kitchen for movement? Designing rooms and other spaces for movement may not yet be considered mainstream, but for those who love fitness and food, it's a match made in heaven! 

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Topics: Outdoor kitchen design

Things We're Thankful for at Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Nov 22, 2018 8:24:00 AM

Another Thanksgiving marks another year of blessings, growth, and gratitude! While we're usually quick to bask in our blessings, it seems to take a holiday like Thanksgiving for us to actually count them.

Today we're doing just that — because at Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen, we have a lot to be thankful for, and we wanted to share a few of the blessings that top our list.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Insider

3 Ways to Cook a Turkey in Your Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

While popping a turkey in the oven or dropping it in a crockpot may be two of the most obvious and traditional ways to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, they are certainly not the only ways.

There are many ways to cook a turkey that don't require a conventional oven or crockpot, and if you have an outdoor kitchen, these additional cooking options are literally in your backyard.

Let's look at three...

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Topics: Cooking Tips

Grilled Desserts That Always Hit the Spot

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Nov 8, 2018 8:08:33 AM

For most of us, when we think of desserts and treats over an open flame, s'mores are likely the first that come to mind. There are good reasons why s'mores are such a popular classic, but what about when you're grilling out instead of sitting around the fire pit? You can still enjoy some incredibly tasty sweets on the grill.

Here are some of our favorites...

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Topics: Cooking Tips

4 "Musts" for a Weatherproof Kitchen

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Nov 1, 2018 8:15:00 AM

While California is blessed with mostly sunshine throughout the year, the Golden State still has its days of intense weather. That's why, if you've built an outdoor kitchen in San Jose or Santa Clara or anywhere else in California's Bay Area, it's still important to weatherproof it.

Weatherproofing is most effective when you do it during your kitchen installation rather than after your outdoor kitchen has already suffered the effects of severe weather. Here are 4 ways to weatherproof your outdoor living space:

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Topics: Outdoor kitchen design

Pumpkin Carving Tips for Looks and Longevity

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Who doesn't love pumpkins? This is the time of year to get your carve on, which can be a lot of fun, but also a lot of work and mess for a few short weeks. 

Follow these tips to end up with the best-looking and longest lasting pumpkin you've ever carved.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

Which Delivery Option Should I Choose for My Outdoor Kitchen?

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Oct 18, 2018 8:05:00 AM

An outdoor kitchen from Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen can find its way to your backyard one of four ways. Any delivery option is a good one, but we want to help you decide which one is best for you. Let's take a look at the delivery options that are available and how they're different in order to point you in the right direction.

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Topics: Kitchens

4 Ways to Build an Outdoor Kitchen That's Sturdy

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Oct 11, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Outdoor kitchens should be as sturdy as they are beautiful. Unfortunately, many people designing their dream outdoor kitchen sacrifice one of these elements in order to achieve the other. Don't make this mistake. A beautiful outdoor kitchen is a waste of time and money if it's not built to last. You can have both strength and beauty in your outdoor kitchen — and you should!

Let's look at 4 ways to check your boxes in the durability department while also creating an attractive design.

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Topics: Outdoor kitchen design

Creative Ideas for Designing an Outdoor Kitchen Your Pets Will Love

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Oct 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Outdoor living spaces are mostly for you and your family, but if you have a pet, there's no doubt your furry friend is included in that family category.

So why not design your backyard paradise in a way that benefits your dog or cat as well? With a backyard living space that pleases your pets, you'll be able to enjoy the space that much more!

Here are some ideas for pet-friendly design elements worth incorporating in your outdoor living area.

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Topics: Outdoor kitchen design, Backyard Trends, Outdoor Lifestyle