Space and Storage Design for Your Outdoor Kitchen in Mechanicsville

Categories: Grills

Staying Cool in the Kitchen During the Summer

During the spring and summer, the outdoor kitchen becomes an extension of your usable living space at home. Whether you’re hosting your friends and family or simply enjoying the fresh outdoor air on your own, your outdoor kitchen could end up becoming the most important “room” of the house for half of the year. With all that said, as you plan out and design an outdoor kitchen, special consideration should be given to space and storage design aspects. In kitchen design, space is a premium commodity, and it is no different regardless of whether the kitchen is inside or outside. Here are 4 tips to help you get the most space and storage from your outdoor kitchen.

Protection from the Elements

The most unique design problem facing an outdoor kitchen designer is how to keep all of the components protected from the elements. As we know, April and May showers are almost constant in Maryland, and storms can brew without warning during the hotter summer months. Dry storage solutions for your utensils, serving items, and others are critical. In addition, all appliance installations should be situated within a covered space. This maximizes their lifespans and helps protect the appliances from potential rust damage.

Keep Cooking Utensils Close By

It can be a pain when you’re in the middle of cooking and can’t seem to find a pair of tongs or a spatula or any other cooking utensil you might need! The easiest way to avoid this problem is to ensure that there are storage areas for your most commonly used cooking utensils located within easy reach of your grill.

Plan for an Outdoor Refrigerator

Cold storage outdoors is a huge quality of life design element that will allow you to spend more time outside and less time running back and forth between your indoor and outdoor kitchen. The focus for your outdoor refrigerator should be on convenience, not necessarily on tech (although tech is always nice!). The two most common design choices either place undercounter refrigerators at the main base of the masonry or have a full-size refrigerator located outside to create a pseudo work triangle.

Have Enough Prep Space

Planning out food prep zones in an outdoor kitchen is yet another way to spend less time in your indoor kitchen and more time out socializing with your friends and family. Keep in mind that the surface material you choose for your outdoor countertops should be weatherproof, easy to clean, and resistant to heat.


ADU is a family-owned business that has been a leading appliance supplier in the mid-Atlantic region since 1982.  We offer a comprehensive selection of today’s best appliances, competitively priced, and in 8 locations convenient to you.  Our team of dedicated professionals are among the most knowledgeable and helpful in the industry.  We have built our reputation on integrity, trust, and our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service to each and every customer.  Your complete satisfaction is our greatest accomplishment.

We provide kitchen, home, and office appliances to home builders, contractors, architects, design professionals, property managers, and home-owners. If you are searching for the best appliances in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, our knowledgeable team can help. Call 844-900-8600 for a showroom nearest to you and please like, follow, and share on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTubeHouzz, and Pinterest!

Visit our Mechanicsville showroom at:

38588 Brett Way #5
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
(301) 274-2570