Transform Your Backyard into a Grilling Masterpiece

Spring is officially here, meaning it’s time to dust off the grill and prepare for some outdoor cooking. Whether you’re a BBQ master or just starting, creating a dedicated grilling area in your backyard can make all the difference. Not only will it make your life easier, but it’ll also up your grilling game. Check out our tips for creating the ultimate outdoor grill area. You (and your taste buds) won’t be disappointed!

Decide on the perfect location for your grill and dining area.

Finding the perfect spot for your grill and dining area is essential to patio design. You want to ensure that your friends and family can relax and enjoy their meal wherever they’re sitting. Factors to consider when choosing a great location are how close the patio is to the home interior, how accessible it is from other areas of your yard, if there is plenty of natural shade, or if you need to install patio umbrellas. Consider these components while designing your patio space, and don’t forget to take into account any safety hazards in the area. With a professional patio design, you can create the perfect outdoor living experience for your family and friends.

Choose the right grill for you – gas, charcoal, or electric.

Selecting the right grill is essential for crafting your outdoor grilling area to perfection. When planning your outdoor living space with a professional deck design or patio design, don’t forget to factor in the type of grill that can make your outdoor cuisine unforgettable. Whether you choose gas, charcoal, or electric for cooking, each has its advantages, and it’s up to you to decide what’s best for your outdoor dining needs!

Add counter space next to your grill with a prep station.

Adding outdoor counter space next to your grill can make outdoor entertaining easier and more enjoyable — no more running indoors for extra utensils or ingredients. With a prep station, you can create an outdoor kitchen for grilling, food preparation, and even serving in one space. Portable or attached options are available to fit your needs, and finishes can be matched to the style of your patio design. This simple addition could give you the perfect place to host outdoor gatherings with friends and family.

Install a storage shed nearby to keep all your grilling supplies in one place.

Installing a shed near your outdoor living space is a great way to store all your grilling necessities in one convenient spot! With the organization and safety of having a storage shed, your time spent with friends and family will be much simpler. No more worrying about misplaced supplies (no more forgetting where you put the grill brush or grabbing the wrong kind of tongs!); just pick up whatever you need from the storage shed and get grilling! Your barbecues will be a breeze when your cooking materials are tucked away in the handy storage shed.

Remember comfortable seating – add a few chairs or a bench around your grill area.

Adding a few chairs or a bench around your grill area can be the best way to enjoy barbecuing with friends and family. Whether you want something traditional like wooden chairs or a more modern look with metal ones, having a place for everyone to sit will ensure that each person has a chance to help with the meals and still keep their distance from the barbecue heat. Plus, it’s even better if these pieces are stylishly coordinated, so your deck design has an even more pleasant look!

Finally, accessorize your new grilling space with things like string lights, plants, and decorations.

Adding the finishing touches to your outdoor grilling space is the most exciting part of the entire project! You can customize it however you please with all kinds of accessories, making it the perfect space for any gathering. Whether you add in string lights to illuminate your guests at night, accentuate the area with plants, or dress up the space with other decorations, you’re sure to create an inviting and welcoming atmosphere that you and your friends will treasure for years to come. So why wait? Start designing your new grilling space today!


So, there you have it – if you want to create the perfect outdoor grill and seating area, these six simple points can help get you started. Start small with your location and cut out any corners that fit in your space. Once you nail down the large pieces, add small details like plants and decorations to complete the area. Of course, if all this sounds like too much work, our deck and patio design experts can help you create the perfect outdoor grilling experience. Bring your dream to life, whether just a family picnic or a full-blown backyard barbecue. Gather around good food with great company – in a beautiful oasis explicitly designed for you!

And maybe it’s finally time to upgrade your standard grill to a full outdoor kitchen. Actuate Improvement can make that dream come true. When you have a functional space for cooking outside, you’ll use it over and over again. You’ll spend more time outdoors, enjoying great evenings. When entertaining, people will always want to come over to your house. Contact us today to find out more – we’d love to help.


Build/Transform Your Backyard Patios & Decks with Actuate Improvement. Call: (608) 203-9225


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