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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

7 Holiday Traditions to Start in Your Family's Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Dec 13, 2018 7:59:00 AM

Your outdoor kitchen isn't just a gathering place for summer barbecues. and football parties. It can also be the perfect place to start some great family traditions. 

In addition to the obvious Christmas festivities like putting up a tree and hanging stockings above the fireplace, we have some other holiday-inspired ideas that you can try in your very own outdoor living area. Pick your favorites and make them traditions for your family for years to come!

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

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: Insider, Outdoor Lifestyle

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