Outdoor Living at its Best!

Before summer comes to a close, and the heat subsides, you will want to start planning your outdoor living space so it is ready to enjoy come fall's cooler temperatures. You can create a gourmet griller's dream or a relaxing oasis by the pool. Either path, we at CHW are here to help you in the construction process, and guide you through making all your choices. Visit our website's Inspirations Gallery to see some great ideas you can do outside or inside your home. When you are ready, contact us to set up a free consultation to see how we can help you!
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12 Outdoor Kitchen
that will have you serving up plenty of fun and lasting memories!
Creating or enhancing an outdoor living space includes careful planning, budgeting, selection and placement of amenities to bring an entertainment oasis to fruition. Growing in demand, is the addition of an outdoor kitchen that is proving to add value to the home and increase the homeowner’s investment in their property.

We took a close look at what it takes to elevate a simple BBQ island to a fully functioning outdoor kitchen – one that mirrors the indoor version, eliminates constant trips back into the house and keeps the party where it’s at – deck, patio, backyard or rooftop!

  1. Cabinetry – The foundation of the outdoor kitchen, cabinetry is available in wood, polymers, high density polyethylene (HDPE) and stainless steel. Check out all the brands and varieties of materials we at CHW carry for your cabinetry needs on our Outdoor Cabinetry page of our website.
  2. Trash Pull-Out Cabinet – Keep trash out of sight and away from critters yet within reach for easy clean up.
  3. Grill Hood – If your outdoor kitchen isn’t in open air, consider ventilating it with a grill hood. It’s perfect if you opt to have your outdoor living space as part of a lanais or transitional California/Florida room such as the outdoor kitchen above.
  4. Float a shelf, or two – If your outdoor kitchen is placed against a back wall, floating shelves will provide additional storage or serve as a decorative element.
  5. Sink – Adding a sink will encourage cleaning as you go and makes for easy prepping while eliminating trips indoors. Don't have plumbing? No worries, we have a solution for you. Just ask us about your options.
  6. Consider more than just a Grill – A variety of types of grills to complement cooking preferences await you with one that enables you to cook as much or as little food as you wish in a short amount of time. You can choose from griddles, side burners, pizza ovens, and smokers. Check out all the brands and varieties CHW carries for your grilling needs on our Outdoor Appliance page of our website.
  7. Counters – Countertops surrounding your cooking appliances and an outdoor kitchen island provides extra counter space for more meal prep and places for guests to gather around.
  8. Seating – Although the tradition is to add guest seating nearby, keeping the cook “within the social circle” while working, today’s outdoor living areas and entertainment spaces feature low-seating areas away from the grill in configurations mirroring indoor living rooms. Guests won't want to leave when sitting in any of our seating options or handmade Adirondack furniture made right in our shop!
  9. Ice Maker/Ice Storage – Choose an ice maker or ice storage unit to conveniently chill beverages.
  10. Outdoor Refrigerator – Eliminate constant indoor runs and portable coolers while keeping perishable ingredients safely chilled until cooking time.
  11. Get Shady – Add a roof top or pergola to enhance al fresco dining by providing a bit of shade and protect your outdoor kitchen investment from the elements.
  12. Fire It Up – Heat stacks, small heaters, outdoor fireplaces or fire pits will heat things up in your outdoor living space and keep the party going well after the sun goes down. We carry a line of portable and built-in fire elements. Check them out here!
This list may feel like you have to keep up with the Jones’ but fear not, think of it as a guide to investing in the good life. Good times. Good food. Great memories. If you're thinking about remodeling an outdoor space, or if you are getting ready to build your dream home, contact the design experts at CHW to help you . We can help you achieve your creative vision and design the room that will impress your friends and family!
Product Spotlight!
We are the Columbia area's newest dealer of Kamado Joe! An ancient, Asian-style grill, the kamado is a thick-walled cooker that imparts rich, smoky flavor to meats, fish and vegetables. Relatively unchanged for centuries, air flows through the grill’s ceramic body and out its vented dome, lump charcoal comes to life as smoke and heat. Kamado Joe is proud to draw on that tradition, modernizing the grill’s classic style with unparalleled craftsmanship, innovative accessories and a range of flexible cooking surfaces.  Check out their website for all they have to offer.
FREE Bag of Charcoal
with any Kamado Joe Purchase
Expires August 30, 2019
Mention the code SIZZLE when you order!
This Month's Feature Recipe
Avocado Capri Grilled Chicken
Fire up your grill for this delicious recipe with all your favorite garden fresh foods! Take the opportunity to use your fresh tomatoes and basil combined with a ripe avocado and fresh mozzarella... you can't go wrong for this easy, yet tasty meal.
  • 3/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices mozzarella
  • 4 slices avocado
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 2 tbsp. Freshly sliced basil, for garnish
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, honey, oil, and Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Pour over chicken and marinate 20 minutes.
  2. When ready to grill, heat grill to medium-high. Oil grates and grill chicken until charred and cooked through, 8 minutes per side.
  3. Top chicken with mozzarella, avocado, and tomato and cover grill to melt, 2 minutes.
  4. Garnish with basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

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