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Outdoor Kitchen Pergolas & Pavilions to Inspire You

Outdoor Kitchen Pergolas & Pavilions to Inspire You

Looking for a way to elevate your backyard and create a functional yet stylish space? Outdoor kitchen pergolas and pavilions are both great solutions, each with their own unique advantages.

Available in a wide range of design options, from classic wood to modern vinyl, there’s an outdoor kitchen pavilion or pergola to suit any style or budget. So how do you decide which one is best for your needs?

In this article we’ll explore the keys to designing the perfect outdoor kitchen structure, along with some vital differences between pergolas and pavilions. Plus, we’ll provide plenty of examples of outdoor kitchen pergolas and pavilions to inspire your own outdoor kitchen.

Keep reading to learn more or contact B&L Woodworking now to get started on an outdoor kitchen pergola or pavilion for your backyard oasis.

Design Tips for Your Grill Pergola or Pavilion

Adding a grill pergola or pavilion can be an exciting process, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. With all the available options, how do you choose which structure is best for your needs? Here are some tips to help you decide on the perfect outdoor kitchen structure.

Choose Your Structure

So, which is better – an outdoor kitchen pergola or pavilion?

Pavilions feature a solid roof that provides full shade and protection from the elements, making them a great choice if you plan to use your grill pavilion all year-round or in areas with harsh weather conditions. Outdoor kitchen pavilions come in a variety of styles to suit your needs. Check out some of our favorite pavilion styles.

Pergolas are open-air structures with a latticed roof that offers partial shade, letting more natural light filter through. A grill pergola could be a great option if you like to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as you cook or entertain or love the view of the night sky. If you prefer more protection from the sun or other elements, you can always add an optional canopy to your grill pergola.

Select the Best Material

Whether you choose an outdoor kitchen pergola or pavilion, you’ll want to select the right material to suit your design preferences. Pavilions and pergolas are available in both classic wood or maintenance-free vinyl styles and both come with their own set of advantages.

Because wood never goes out of style, it can be painted or stained with virtually ANY color, and it’s extremely affordable, wooden outdoor kitchen pergolas and pavilions are popular choices for property owners who have a warm and natural aesthetic.

However, vinyl backyard grill pavilions and pergolas bring the invaluable advantage of maintenance-free, long-lasting style to backyards everywhere. Plus, they also come in a variety of gorgeous colors! Learn more about wood vs. vinyl outdoor structures by contacting B&L Woodworks now.

Decide on the Right Size

When designing your grill pavilion or pergola, the size you choose will determine how you can use your space. Ask yourself these questions to help you decide on a design…

  • What will the covered area be used for (preparing food, serving guests, etc.)?
  • Do I want to be able to cook outdoors in rain and/or shine?
  • Ideally, how many people should be able to comfortably fit under or around the outdoor kitchen structure?
  • What do I feel comfortable spending on this project?

Need help to determine the perfect size for your outdoor kitchen pavilion or pergola? Contact the design team at B&L Woodworking today! We have decades of experience building quality outdoor kitchen structures and we’re happy to recommend the right dimensions to get the most out of your outdoor space.

Customize Your BBQ Pergola or Pavilion

After you’ve decided on the structure you want, the materials you like, and the size you prefer, the final step is customizing your new BBQ pergola or pavilion. Here are a few of our best ideas to personalize your outdoor kitchen structure with style and functionality.

Add Decorative Elements to Your Pergola or Pavilion

wooden outdoor kitchen pavilion

Choosing decorative posts or brackets for your BBQ pergola or pavilion can give it a character and style all its own. At B&L Woodworking we offer a variety of base post options and other design elements to add a bit of design panache to your outdoor kitchen pavilion or pergola.

Enhance Your Privacy

wooden BBQ pergola with privacy shade

Incorporating privacy walls or curtains can provide additional protection from the sun or create a more secluded atmosphere for your BBQ pergola or pavilion.

Light Up the Night

wooden pergola with dining area and lighting

Add a whole new dimension to your grill pergola or pavilion with lighting! Whether you choose enchanting string lights or more elaborate light fixtures, your lighting sets the tone for nighttime enjoyment.

Create an Outdoor Dining Area

dark wood grill pavilion with fireplace and dining area

No BBQ pergola or pavilion is truly complete without an outdoor dining area. That’s why B&L Woodworking offers a complete line of premium Amish outdoor furniture to create the ultimate outdoor dining experience!

Get Started on Your Outdoor Kitchen Structure Today!

Whether you choose an outdoor kitchen pergola or pavilion, you can count on B&L Woodworking to build a backyard environment that will dazzle your guests and provide years of backyard cooking and dining pleasure.

Located in Princeton, NJ, our team of Amish craftsmen build every outdoor kitchen structure with quality materials for durability you can count on. We’ve worked with countless homeowners across New Jersey and Pennsylvania to bring their outdoor kitchens to life!

Ready to design your BBQ pergola or pavilion ideas to life? Contact us today to get started!


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