Although most backyard chefs own a grill, an outdoor kitchen provides an added level of convenience. Strong odors from cooking tend to linger in a home and provide an unpleasant welcome for dinner guests. While grilled salmon is an excellent seafood dish, preparing it outdoors leaves your house smelling clean and fresh. An outdoor kitchen that includes a cabinet, sink, and refrigerator allows plenty of space for storing ingredients and cooking utensils. When designing your custom kitchen, be sure to include ample counter space for prep work.