Outdoor Kitchens

Move Over Kitchen: The Backyard is the New Heart of the Home

Move Over Kitchen: The Backyard is the New Heart of the Home

SABER OutdoorLiving2014 Survey Finds Americans Use Their Backyards More Often Than Most Areas of Their Home

Upgrade to Infrared Grilling for Faster Cooktimes and a Hotter Grill

Upgrade to Infrared Grilling for Faster Cooktimes and a Hotter Grill

Infrared grilling is all the range in outdoor cooking and for good reason. Check out our results from using the new Saber infrared grill.

How To Modify Your Brinkmann Smoker for Peak Performance

How To Modify Your Brinkmann Smoker for Peak Performance

With a few homegrown mods you can turn your Brinkmann Smoke N’ Grill into a powerhouse.

Do-It-Yourself Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Do-It-Yourself Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Mike Senese and the Pizza Hacker show us how to do-it-yourself when it comes to cooking pizza pies outdoors.

How To Clean Up Your BBQ Grill

How To Clean Up Your BBQ Grill

Give your bbq grill a quick clean after each use and it will last you for years.

BBQ Battle – Smoke vs. Grilling

BBQ Battle – Smoke vs. Grilling

The 4th of July is the most popular day for outdoor cooking and for years we always grilled burgers and dogs but recently we acquired a Brinkmann smoke and grill and wanted to smoke a pork butt for the holiday. The Brinkmann is a very capable unit and I did […]

DIY Backyard Smoker

DIY Backyard Smoker

There are a lot of plans available for building backyard BBQ grills but this is this is the first do-it-yourself smoker we’ve seen and it’s courtesy of Popular Mechanics. They’ve provided a great step-by-step tutorial that requires a few tools such as a drill and cutter but otherwise it’s really […]

Setup an Outdoor Bar for Summer Parties

Setup an Outdoor Bar for Summer Parties

After you’ve finished prepping your yard and patio for Spring, consider setting up an outdoor bar area to take full advantage of the warm weather. There’s nothing more enjoyable than hosting happy hour from the comfort of your own back yard. But forget the keg and six-packs and setup a […]

Steel Barrel BBQ Grill

Steel Barrel BBQ Grill

The raddest grill we’ve seen all year is also the most simple. This industrial barrel is painted blue and brass and has two-tiers for cooking and an easy access side tray. The top has a mahogany handle and temperature gauge so you won’t have to guess but that is the […]

Think Spring When Looking For Bargains

Think Spring When Looking For Bargains

In the market for new stuff? There’s usually an ideal time to buy larger items like cars, electronics and appliances. During the first part of the year, be on the lookout for deals on outdoor items such as furniture and barbecue grills. It may be tough to picture spring if […]

Grow Your Own Pizza Garden

Grow Your Own Pizza Garden

Although “pizza” and “gardening” aren’t always in the same category, Better Homes & Garden touched on a great way to convince people to test our their green thumb – for the sake of fresh pizza toppings! Using a 6×4 foot space in full sun, the editors grew the plants in […]

Spend or Save on Home Upgrades

Spend or Save on Home Upgrades

Our favorite This Old House host Kevin O’Connor joins three other home design experts as they share their Spend or Splurge tips when it comes to outdoor furniture, flooring, appliances and outdoor grills.

Top Chef Doesn’t Do BBQ

Top Chef Doesn’t Do BBQ

On a personal aside, the Bravo reality show Top Chef filmed an episode at our ranch this summer and it aired last night. Great to see friends and family as guest judges enjoying ceviche in the desert (not really). We were pining for primo steaks and tasty beans but that […]

Home Depot Welcomes Martha Stewart and her Patio Sets and Organizing Bins

Home Depot Welcomes Martha Stewart and her Patio Sets and Organizing Bins

Breaking from @HomeDepot and @MarthaStewart Twitter accounts, their is a partnership brewing that will have Martha Stewart Living sell branded home improvement products in all Home Depot stores. Products in the outdoor-living category will launch in January in the U.S. and February in Canada, followed by products in the home-organization […]

Prep Your Home for July 4th Festivities

Prep Your Home for July 4th Festivities

Summer is in full-swing and hopefully your backyard is ready for the first holiday event this weekend as we all celebrate our country’s independence on the 4th of July. We’ve gathered some helpful articles to help you prep your home and yard for friends, family, guests, and cooking for all […]

Build-It-Yourself: Brick BBQ Grill

Build-It-Yourself: Brick BBQ Grill

It’s getting a bit cool for outdoor grilling but if you’re still up for it and live in a warm climate then BBQ is always an option. If you are need to get your grill on but have no grill why not build your own.

The Family Grill Update using Natural Gas

The Family Grill Update using Natural Gas

Well it seems I’ve shamed my family into replacing our 20 year old outdoor bbq grill. This week Dad picked up a Char-broil stainless stell unit for $179 from Big Lots with 3 burners and a side warmer. Our previous grill hooked right up to our natural gas outlet but […]

BBQ Grill Roundup

BBQ Grill Roundup

The family grill that’s survived years of Arizona summers Remodelista has made it clear they are all in favor of charcoal grills which they claim provide a hotter flame and richer flavor and we couldn’t agree more. However we continue to find ourselves reaching for the convenience and simplicity of […]

City Grill

City Grill

This portable bucket grill has answered our prayers for a safe and convenient way to BBQ in New York city. Fill the bucket with your supplies and charcoal and after cooking you can remove your mess cleanly and dump the ashes safely. Also great for the beach or anywhere else […]

Gas Grill Buying Guide

Gas Grill Buying Guide

Consumer Reports breaks down the differences between the low and high-end gas grills and what to look for when shopping for your new grill.