Pitmasters have argued for years over the best barbecue flavors and techniques. Kansas City-style versus Carolina barbecue, marinades versus dry rubs, smoking with hickory versus apple wood … You get the idea. But if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that a well-designed grill shelter is the best way to add style to your outdoor cooking space.
A grill gazebo – or as we like to call it, a “grillzebo”– is a stylish and practical solution for housing your grill or smoker, storing tools, and making you look like a barbecue pro. We’re sharing some of our favorite products to help you create a BBQ gazebo of your own, from grill canopies and cookware to meat smokers and outdoor pizza ovens.
1.) Select a Grill Shelter
When creating your covered grilling area, choosing the physical outdoor shade structure will be your first priority. Whether you prefer a fully-covered gazebo, an airy pergola, or a lightweight grill canopy, you should choose a grill shelter that best reflects your personal style and has enough space for your grill or smoker. Check out our covered grill shade picks to see if anything suits your tastes …
To maximize space, look for a grill shelter with built-in counters. The additional counter space is perfect for buffet-style spreads, and can also be used to create an inviting outdoor bar.
2.) Choose a Grill or Smoker
The next step in creating your outdoor covered grill area is making sure you’re stocked up on appliances. If you’re in the market for a new grill or smoker, or looking for something a little more adventurous (outdoor pizza oven, anyone?), we’re serving up all the products you need to get cooking.
3.) Add Grill Tools & Accessories
Once you get your grill and gazebo all set up, you’ll need to equip yourself with the must-have tools of the barbecue trade. Check out our recommendations for grill scrapers, chimney starters, tongs, trays, and more …
4.) Bring Out Dishes, Glasses & Serveware
Now that the burgers have been flipped and the pork has been pulled, it’s time to dig in. And if you’re looking for stylish solutions for outdoor dining, we’ve got plenty of suggestions. From melamine dishes to chic outdoor ice chests, we’ll show you how to give your cookout guests a 5-star dining experience.
5.) Incorporate Outdoor Furnishings & Décor
Now that your grill shelter’s built, stocked, and ready to entertain, you can’t wait to hold your next backyard barbecue. Your guests will already be awed by the glory of the grillzebo, but finishing off the space with inviting outdoor accents is sure to wow them even further. Rugs, planters, and garden stools allow you to express your style, while fire pits, heaters, and string lights brighten the mood.
If you’re ready to add a grillzebo to your own deck or patio, Hayneedle has everything you need to create the perfect covered grill area. From smokers and grill tools to pergolas and outdoor dishware, we’re sure you’ll find the products that are just right for your space.