You put too much effort into your outdoor kitchen to let the fall winds scare you away!
As the leaves turn and the weather cools, a stab of melancholy may set into your belly … it’s time to say goodbye, not only to the warm weather but also to the backyard cookouts that made the summer spectacular. It doesn’t have to be that way. You put too much effort into your outdoor kitchen to let a gust of wind scare you away.
Keep the grill warm with Field Of Dreams‘ 3 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Kitchen This Fall …
1. Install A Patio Heater
You don’t have to retreat from the cold weather when you can hold it at bay! Restaurants rely on propane patio heaters to keep their patio seating toasty in the colder months, and so can you. Powerful standalone heaters can produce so much warmth at high settings, you may find yourself dialing it back!
Does a standalone heater seem like overkill? Tabletop versions may be the way to go.
2. Put In a Fire Pit
Gas and wood-burning fire pits don’t just warm the bones in the autumn. They serve as a beautiful focal point and a festive gathering point for autumnal revelry. Make sure to provide plenty of seating around your fire pit—guests will be drawn to it for singalongs, laughter, and swapping stories while sipping cocoa and hot toddies.
Want bonus points? Provide marshmallows to roast and ingredients for s’ mores.
3. Plant Fall Crops
Just because the tomatoes and cucumbers are spent does not mean the garden-to-table goodness has to stop. Substitute your homegrown summer crops for broccoli, kale, spinach, lettuce, and peas. Your salads and grilled veggies will knock your guests’ socks off. If you feel really ambitious, plant fall-bearing orchard trees for fresh apples.