Few things say summer like a barbecue on your backyard patio. The backyard barbecue patio is an essential part of a patio’s design. When options for every budget are available, adjusting your backyard patio into backyard barbecue patio is easy. The first thing to consider when planning a backyard barbecue patio is the grill that you plan to use. Barbecue grill islands are found in a large number of designs and sizes. A standard gas grill is an obvious choice. However, if the space is large enough, other appliances and furnishings can be added to the design. Some add-on options include a stove, grills, a sink, ample counter space for prepping food and serving guests, a small fridge, cabinets and outdoor pizza ovens. Construction material options for the islands include stone, stucco, brick and stainless steel. Comfortable seats to sit in are important for any backyard barbecue patio. Depending on the design of the barbecue grill island, a bar might be present, and taller outdoor bar chairs could surround that, allowing everyone to eat close to the grill.
A large wooden patio table seems like a more likely option, with padded chairs surrounding it and the ability to put a large umbrella in the middle, for shade on sunny summer days, the prime time for backyard barbecues. Lounge chairs and side tables should be around the outside as well, not only offering more seating but a place to sit and sun or read on the backyard barbecue patio when a barbecue isn’t being hosted.