There is something about the aromas from a BBQ that are synonymous with summer. However, with the installation of an outdoor BBQ area you can design a space to suit your needs and one that you can use all year round.


The great Australian BBQ tradition has been transformed over the years. Investing in an outdoor BBQ area has become increasingly popular and people realise that by prioritising this area it will encourage more time spent outside and cooking more BBQ’s.

Here are a few things to consider when designing your BBQ area;

Where would you like the BBQ?

Will it be undercover? If so, you may need a rangehood to disperse smoke.

Where will the outdoor eating area be?

Where will the bench space go? How much under bench storage would you like? Storage can double up in keeping away other outdoor items.

What materials would you like to use for your;

Bench – stainless steel, granite, quartz stone, honed bluestone or polished concrete?

Cupboard door material – laminate, timber, stainless steel?


Do you want to install a sink?

Have you considered an outdoor bar fridge? It can be handy having the extra fridge when entertaining not to mention the convenience of having access to a cold drink while cooking!

So if you like entertaining don’t let it stop at summer, with a little forethought you can design a stylish space which you can use no matter what the season.