How to Cook Up Plans for a Deluxe Outdoor Kitchen

Here’s what to think about when designing your ultimate alfresco culinary space

As summer approaches, you may be thinking about turning your backyard barbecue into your dream cooking and entertaining center. There’s an abundance of outdoor options, from simple surrounds for a basic grill to islands so tricked-out that you’d have trouble telling them from indoor ones unless you looked up and saw the sun or moon.
Where to start? We break down the decisions to help you determine what would best fit your lifestyle and budget.