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Create Memories: Host the Best Memorial Day Party This Year

Posted by Rachel Allain on May 24, 2023 12:25:10 PM

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner! This gives you the perfect opportunity to show off your new custom outdoor kitchen or fire pit. Throw a party for everyone and create memories that will last a lifetime. You'll get more credibility for being an excellent host, making people want to return to your place for days of fun!

There are many ways to create the best atmosphere for a weekend party, and using your outdoor kitchen, BBQ island, or fire pit can take it to the next level.

Here are a couple of ways to help you host the BEST Memorial Day Party this year for you and your guests.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

DIY Edible Bouquets for Valentine's Day

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Feb 13, 2020 7:21:30 AM

Edible bouquets are a lovely way to show your love on Valentine's Day. After all, who wouldn't want a bouquet that tastes even better than it looks?

Like any bouquet, edible bouquets come with a price tag. Vendors put a lot of work into edible arrangements, and they charge a pretty penny for their time and creativity. If you're looking for a frugal way to pull off an edible arrangement this Valentine's Day, the best solution is to do it yourself.

We've found four edible bouquets that even the most novice creator can assemble. So, if you have a Valentine who craves fruit or candy, bacon or pickles, we have the perfect bouquet for you!

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Cooking Tips

Should You Host a Backyard Wedding?

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Nov 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Your daughter is getting married, and there's only one place she wants to say her vows...

At home.

In your backyard.

You've been told the occasion is going to be intimate in your outdoor living space but you also know the expectation is that this wedding is done with all of the elegance and class (and expense) of a traditional wedding at a traditional venue.

So... How do you do this?

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

3 Things to Do for the Dad with an Outdoor Kitchen Father's Day

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Jun 13, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Dads are hard to buy for.

Great... you're thinking. Now tell me something I don't know.

Okay, we will! Buying dad a Father's Day present is not the only way to celebrate him this weekend. In fact, a lot of dads don't necessarily even like gifts, or else they don't need them. They have enough tie clips and personalized coffee mugs to last them a lifetime. We're here to help you think a little more creatively, and yes, practically this Father's Day. 

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

Stargazing in Your Outdoor Kitchen: A Brief Lesson on Astronomy

Posted by Michael Dougherty on May 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It's bound to happen this summer if it hasn't already. You'll be sitting in your outdoor kitchen after a long day and a relaxing dinner, and then you'll look up at the sky. You can't help but notice how bright the stars are. You remark on their brightness and their beauty, but your astronomy knowledge is limited enough that you don't have much more to say after that. So instead, you start to look for Orion, but you can't find him. A few moments later, you decide to be content with at least spotting the Little Dipper. 

Stars are fascinating, and there is a plethora of science and mythology associated with them. The more you know, the more interesting the sky becomes — and less confusing. For example, if you had known that Orion wasn't visible this time of year, then you wouldn't have been so disappointed with yourself for not being able to see him. Additionally, if you knew just a little bit more about astronomy, you might have been able to enjoy the night sky more fully. 

Let's dive into some fascinating facts about summer constellations so that you can truly appreciate the galaxy from your outdoor kitchen.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

How to Convince Your Partner to Invest in an Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Michael Dougherty on May 23, 2019 8:01:00 AM

So, you know that you want an outdoor kitchen. That's great. But maybe it's not that easy. Maybe it's not solely your decision if an outdoor kitchen gets built in your backyard.

If you have a spouse or significant other, then you'll both need to agree whether or not you'd like to add an outdoor kitchen to your backyard. If your significant other is not completely on board with the outdoor kitchen idea just yet, don't give up the fight too easily. Let us help you win the debate with some tactful and true arguments.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Kitchens

Kitchen Must-Haves That Should Never Be Mother's Day Gifts

Posted by Michael Dougherty on May 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When you're buying a gift for mom, an easy go-to gift is something that she can use in the kitchen, especially if she has a beautiful outdoor kitchen. While a mom who cooks will probably get a lot of use out of a kitchen gadget, another cooking tool may not be the thing to make her feel loved and appreciated on Mother's Day.

To keep you from making the kind of of mistake that too many sons, daughters and husbands make every May, Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen is here to tell you what gifts to avoid buying mom.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

Make a Simple Romantic Dinner That Tastes Like You've Been Prepping All Day

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Feb 14, 2019 8:05:00 AM

It's Valentine's Day. Yay! An excuse to eat chocolate and buy flowers and eat out at your favorite fancy restaurant!

Unless you forgot to make reservations at your favorite fancy restaurant... In that case, you're in desperate need of a Plan B. 

All is not lost because you forgot to reserve your favorite table at your favorite dining spot on February 14th. In fact, we'd venture to say that you'll be better off savoring a romantic dinner at home with your sweetheart in your very own backyard.

We know you weren't planning to whip up a romantic dinner in your outdoor kitchen this evening, which is exactly why we found three easy dinner recipes that will still taste like you've been planning for weeks! 

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Cooking Tips

What Type of Swing Should I Install in My Outdoor Living Space?

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Jan 31, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Who doesn't love getting on a good swing every now and again? For many, swings takes us back to our childhoods when we'd play in the backyard or go to the park just to get on a swing and imagine that we were flying. 

While you've probably given up the fantasy of flying at this point in your life, there's still something magically relaxing and even fulfilling about being on a swing. If you agree, then why don't you have a swing in your backyard living space?

Ensuring that you have comfortable seating in your outdoor kitchen is one thing, but a swing — that's another entirely.

When you're ready to install a swing in your backyard living area, the first thing you'll need to decide is what type of swing you want. Let's look at your options.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Backyard Trends, Outdoor kitchen design

Your Outdoor Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Jan 3, 2019 8:01:00 AM

We understand if cleaning is not your favorite part of having an outdoor kitchen. However, it is a necessary part. Usually, having a plan for a project makes it less daunting, which is why we've put together a checklist for cleaning your outdoor kitchen.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the idea of keeping your outdoor kitchen spotless, just take it one piece of equipment at a time, and give yourself a pat on the back for tackling a project many people avoid. 

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Kitchens