DIY Quick Tips for Installing an Outdoor Backyard BBQ

Building a backyard BBQ and bar is not only a stylish way to transform a home for those that love to host get-togethers, it is also a great way to save some money while improving the overall value of the property. Before setting off on one of these projects though, it is important to have a clear idea of design, style, materials, and any other costs that could put someone over budget if they are not carefully planned. One very important aspect is the type and amount of tools needed. Should you purchase tools or obtain rental tools from an equipment rentals store like Gaston Rentals? These are necessary items to consider before the project begins so you have the tools on site either bought from a hardware store or ready to reserve of pickup at a rental store.

The final design of the bar is going to be slightly easier in most scenarios, but the BBQ is going to take some serious consideration including the size and scale. In its most basic form, a backyard BBQ can be nothing more than a simple firepit either above ground or built into the ground. The most elaborate backyard BBQs are often referred to as outdoor kitchens and house everything from smokers and heating racks to griddles and convection ovens. Deciding on the scale will also help with the decision on what the heating sources will be including charcoal, wood, electricity, or gas.

The location of the BBQ and bar is another concern, and most homeowners are going to want to blend safety and convenience. For larger projects, it is important to look at what kind of enclosure will work best such as a wind-breaking wall, partial covering, or full covering. In the event of a full covering, it is important to provide maximum ventilation directly above the grill. In most cases, it will be necessary to clear back brush or trees within a few feet of the BBQ or any electrical cords running to the bar.

For those that decide on gas or electrical hookups, there will be two primary options. The first option is to run a channel to the BBQ or bar, but this will require a closer look at zoning in the area and a call may need to be made to the city to check for underground lines. For those that will be running these lines or storing propane above ground, they must be kept in a secure location away from pests that will chew into the lines.

Keeping these few simple steps in mind will not only help owners keep their gear safe and attractive, it will also help to save a little extra money with an amazing custom home addition. For more information about outdoor yard tips and DIY advice, contact our local equipment rental company to speak with one of our professionals today!