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Beverage Chillers for Your Outdoor Kitchen

outdoor kitchen Are you considering building an outdoor kitchen for your home or property in Lake in the Hills? If so, you have many design choices to make. One of the most important features to consider is whether to install a means to serve cool drinks to your family and guests as you enjoy the warm weather. Beverage chillers are one of the simplest options for cooling down drinks in your outdoor kitchen.

Over the past decade, the Lake in the Hills outdoor kitchen installation team of Daybreaker Landscapes has worked hard to help our customers design and build features that allow them and their families to enjoy their outdoor spaces. If you are considering building an outdoor kitchen for your home in the Lake in the Hills region, call Daybreaker Landscapes at (815) 596-0070 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation to discuss your proposed project.

Why Do You Need a Beverage Chiller for Your Outdoor Kitchen?

When you are entertaining friends and family in your outdoor kitchen during the warmer months, you will obviously want to serve cold, refreshing drinks. If there are design limitations in the space where you are considering installing your outdoor kitchen, a beverage chiller might be an ideal option for cooling down beverages. For example, if you do not have enough space for a full wet bar or cannot run electricity out to your outdoor kitchen to power a refrigerator or mini-fridge, a beverage chiller can be an effective substitute for keeping beverages cold.

What Does a Beverage Chiller Do?

beverage chiller ice binA beverage chiller is typically constructed by cutting a square or rectangle into the countertop of your outdoor kitchen and dropping in a large stainless steel box where you can put beverages on ice. The bottom of the box will usually have a drainage hole to allow water to drain out of the box as ice melts. The beverage chiller can be drained into a bucket that you empty, or you can drain into a hole in the ground or connect the beverage chiller to plumbing.

In an alternate design, some beverage chillers have removable gel freezer packs, so that you do not need to spend money buying bags of ice or spend time freezing ice inside your home. A beverage chiller can also take the form of a portable cart, which might work better in your design if you do not have much counter space in your outdoor kitchen.

Why Choose Daybreaker Landscapes for Your Outdoor Kitchen Construction?

If you’ve decided to build an outdoor kitchen for your home, you may not know where to start to design and build your kitchen, or you may feel overwhelmed by the design options available to you. At Daybreaker Landscapes, we take the time to help you develop creative design solutions for your outdoor living space. We also strive to perform the best quality work and craftsmanship so that you have an outdoor kitchen that will last and entertain you and your family for years to come.

With Daybreaker Landscapes, you can rest assured that you have a company that cares about you and your property and wants to make sure that your outdoor kitchen project is done right. We want you to be able to take pride in your property and to have a worry-free location for making memories with your family and friends.

In addition to outdoor kitchen design and construction/installation, other services that Daybreaker Landscapes provides residential and commercial homeowners in the Lake in the Hills region include:

What Other Elements Might You Need for Your Outdoor Kitchen?

A versatile outdoor kitchen will usually be divided into several common areas, including a food prep area, a cooking area, a cleanup area, and an entertaining/dining area. Depending on the space you have and the utilities you can connect, your design options for your outdoor kitchen may have no limit. Features that you might consider installing in your outdoor kitchen include:

  • Built-in grill – A built-in grill is often the centerpiece of any outdoor kitchen, and our firm can help you determine the best position for your grill and help you pick out a grill that matches your preferences and budget. Outdoor kitchen grills are usually powered by natural gas or propane (either plumbed or from portable tanks), although wood, charcoal, and electric grills are also options.
  • Smoker – A smoker is another popular feature for outdoor kitchen owners who enjoy barbecuing. Smoker types include offset smokers, box smokers, drum smokers, upright smokers, pellet smokers, and Kamado grills. You may decide to have a freestanding smoker or to build a smoker into the countertop. Certain smoker designs can also double as charcoal or wood-fired grills.
  • Ovens – Some homeowners also choose to install ovens in their outdoor kitchens. Options include traditional electric or gas-powered indoor kitchen ovens, while some property owners choose to install wood-fired “pizza” ovens.
  • Wet bar – Wet bars give outdoor kitchen owners the ability to make and serve drinks without needing to go back inside. Wet bars usually have direct plumbing for access to water and may also have refrigerators, wine coolers, kegerators, and dishwashers.
  • Televisions – You may also choose to install a television in your outdoor kitchen. You can choose one that is ceiling mounted, wall-mounted, or mounted in its own cabinet. Depending on how the television is positioned, there could be shutters to help protect the televisions from weather elements.
  • Heaters – Installing space heaters in your outdoor kitchen can extend your use of your outdoor kitchen as the weather begins to turn cooler in the fall. Popular options for heaters include freestanding electric or gas patio heaters, as well as electric wall-mounted heaters.

Contact Daybreaker Landscapes for Help with Outdoor Kitchen Design and Installation

If you have questions about designing an outdoor kitchen for your home or property, reach out to Daybreaker Landscapes for a consultation and free quote. Give us a call at (815) 596-0070 today to learn more about how we can assist you through the process of designing and installing an outdoor kitchen so that you can enjoy the spring and summer months outdoors with your friends and family.