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With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your outdoor space looking its absolute best! If you live in the Midwest, chances are you’re itching for a relaxing outdoor oasis that blends both functionality and beauty.

Everyone can agree that nothing beats the warm sun on your face, the fresh air in your lungs, and being surrounded by nature. Take it up a notch with an outdoor kitchen! Having a dedicated kitchen space in your outdoor living area will make for great quality time with family and friends. Even more, our Sunesta awnings and screens are here to protect your outdoor kitchen space all summer long!

Our Favorite Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

There truly isn’t anything better than grilling outside on a summer night, surrounded by people you love! With an outdoor

A Sunesta retractable awning offers revolutionary shade in the Midwest

kitchen, your outdoor living space can be upgraded to a dreamy outdoor oasis. Probably one of the most crucial elements of creating an outdoor kitchen is deciding which appliances to include! This can depend on the dimensions of your outdoor space, budget, and more.

According to Outeriors, some of the most essential outdoor kitchen appliances include:

  • A grill (charcoal, gas, etc.): a must-have for summer cookouts
  • Outdoor kitchen fridge: perfect storage for drinks, food, and more
  • Side burners: perfect for multi-tasking and heating things up at the same time
  • A sink: a necessity for cleaning up as you cook and keeping your space tidy
  • Cocktail/beverage station: a fun way to serve up cocktails and store bottles
  • An ice machine: quick access to fresh ice for drinks

In addition to appliances, the design aspect of an outdoor kitchen can take it to the next level!

As stated by Country Living, “If you’re not all in on a built-in outdoor kitchen, you can create a makeshift space by curating readily available, inexpensive items like a table with a flat surface for prepping food, a tiered bar cart or shelf for storage, a grill, and a cooler. Shop in a tight colorway for a cohesive and polished look.”

Sunesta for Outdoor Kitchen Protection

With the help of Sunesta’s retractable screens, the Sunroll or Sentry, along with retractable awnings, like the Sunesta and Sunstyle, your outdoor spaces can stay protected all year round from the Midwest weather!

When you want to cook outside at night, look no further than our smart-technology LED awning lights — which instantly illuminate your space from the convenience of your phone! Did we mention they’re also waterproof?

When you choose Sunesta, you’re choosing a company with a history and tradition of innovation and quality! If you’re a Midwestern resident ready to take the next step in ensuring your outdoor kitchen stays protected from the elements, contact us today or call 1-800-SUNESTA for a free estimate!