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Summer Grilling Season Never Looked So Good!


   DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you to The Home Depot for sponsoring this post.  Post contains affiliate links. 

    Summer is here and I don't know about you all but we grill a LOT!! Which is completely fine with me because when it comes to manning the grill Elton takes over.  This Father's Day I wanted to give him his own grilling haven at the boat house.  Below you can see his current situation...I know pretty basic.  The boat house was his dream come true so as you have probably noticed we spend most weekends there...he deserved a grilling upgrade!  Now where to start?  You probably guessed it, The Home Depot! 

    I wasn't really sure where to begin so I first came up with a design mood board (pictured below).  I definitely wanted something that had counters and storage so I began browsing The Home Depot app getting ideas. We don't have much storage to begin with so drawers and usable cabinets were on the top of my list.  I wanted to come up with a space that was functional and could be used by everyone.  How gorgeous is that rug I found?! Yes, it's outdoor and Yes, it's as soft underfoot as it looks! I'll link all the details at the bottom of the post! (PS the price is unbelievable!!)

    I came across these buildable outdoor cabinets and knew they were perfect! You can actually create your own kitchen custom to the size/shape/features that you need.  The "L" shaped outdoor kitchens are very popular but for this particular space I needed a straight line of counters and cabinets.  I decided on a set that included the grill cabinets, a three drawer cabinet and a third entertaining cabinet.  This set is so incredible! From the cold drawer to the bottle racks and the slide out double trash bins it had everything I could ever ask for in an outdoor kitchen space. Plenty of storage plus a gorgeous stainless steel appearance.  The unique features built in to these cabinets are simply amazing! I can easily store all outdoor entertaining pieces inside the drawers which makes weekend BBQ's that much more enjoyable.  The cold drawer is a life saver especially on summer afternoons when everyone is in and out of the pool.  I can't tell you how happy it makes me to not deal with dripping wet kiddos grabbing juice boxes from they grab them poolside!!  HERE is the link to my exact kitchen cabinet set.  Remember you can add on to all these kitchens as they are customizable to your needs and space!! 

    When it comes to drop in grills I wasn't very well versed but while in store I found this Kitchen Aid grill ( linked HERE) and I was sold! All the cabinets got delivered in a timely manner and were wrapped individually making moving the pieces around much easier! I can not even begin to tell you how easy it was to set up this custom kitchen.  The directions were very clear and once you decide on your design securing the cabinets together goes very quickly. Each cabinet came very well wrapped ensuring the stainless steel avoided any scratches.  Cleaning and upkeep is easy enough using microfiber towels and water.  In one afternoon I got the entire kitchen finished.  A few additional items I chose were even available for same day pickup which was awesome!  This project moved along very quickly!! I love how projects go so smoothly because The Home Depot is a one stop shop for everything you need.

    The landscape inside the screened lanai is mainly in planters so when I wanted to match my existing bronze planters I was having trouble remembering the name.  Then I discovered the camera product search feature on The Home Depot app!  Seriously this is one of the coolest features ever and I can't wait to use this on more future projects.  It makes finding exactly what you're looking for SO easy! Did you know you can also use The Home Depot app's Augmented Reality feature while designing your project?  It is also one of the coolest things! You can see the decor products you choose in your home before you buy them!  It's a 3D Augmented Reality of your space with the items you choose! 

    So what do you think?! I can say Elton was completely surprised that I transformed the back lanai into his own outdoor grilling station! He was even more amazed at the quality of the outdoor cabinets and the gorgeous grill!! He is one heck of a dad and I am so grateful The Home Depot helped make this project which seemed overwhelming so much less stressful than I had imagined! They have the tools and the solutions you need to help complete any project no matter how big or small! 

Links to all the good stuff! 

Rug linked HERE

Outdoor kitchen cabinets linked HERE

Grill linked HERE

Aqua Planter linked HERE

Bronze Planters linked HERE

Tabletop Tiki linked HERE

Majesty Palms found at The Home Depot garden center. 



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