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Grill Islands - Easily Create an Outdoor Kitchen in Your Backyard

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Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a custom outdoor kitchen that includes a grill, stovetop cooking area, workspace, and storage? Because we’re dreaming big, let’s add a mini fridge, granite countertops, and warming bin to our wish list.

Your outdoor kitchen dreams can come true – minus the hassle and expense of having one custom-built – with a modular outdoor grill island.

These luxurious, pre-built BBQ islands are available at Rich’s in a variety of sizes and configurations. They feature granite, slate, and stainless steel countertops that withstand the elements well. Plus, they include many standard features.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to several outdoor grill islands available from Rich’s: 8-ft., 6-ft., and 5-ft. islands, by TRU Innovative Outdoor, and an 80.875-inch (6.7-ft.) Coastal Kitchen Island, by Challenger Designs.

Some models are in-stock at Rich’s and all of them can be special-ordered.

8-ft. Kitchen Island, by TRU Innovative Outdoor

The Thompsons, of Sammamish, made their stack-stone island an integral component of their gorgeous outdoor room. Their kitchen island features a Blaze grill, power burner, fridge, double-access doors and storage drawers.

The 8-ft. grilling station is the most popular model at Rich’s. It is in stock and comes pre-loaded with a grill and fridge.

Here is an overhead view of an 8-ft. island in one of Rich’s showrooms. This model features a gray stacked stone base and black countertop.

The 8-ft. island accommodates:

  • Blaze 32″ Traditional or LTE Built-in Grill
  • 21″ or 24″ Blaze outdoor refrigerator
  • 16″ Blaze power burner
  • 16″ Blaze double drawers
  • 32″ Blaze access doors

The premium 3cm granite countertop is 96” long x 27” deep, with a counter height of approximately 36”.

The 90″ x 22″durable concrete base comes in six different textures and colors (which can be special ordered)

The McGregors, of Mill Creek, purchased this 8-ft. grill island from Rich’s:

Features include:

  • Temperature gauge
  • Side burner
  • Stainless Steel
  • Warming rack
  • Refrigerator

Here’s how the  Varnums, of Lake Stevens, set up their grill island in their backyard:

Here’s another configuration of the 8-ft. island, on display in a Rich’s showroom. This island features a rotisserie, and a Blaze griddle on the right:

6-ft. Kitchen Island, by TRU Innovative Outdoor

At Rich’s, we stock this popular white stacked stone island with white countertop.

The 78″ x 22″durable concrete base comes in six textures and colors; you can order any combination.

The 6-ft. island accommodates:

  • Blaze 32″ Traditional or LTE Built-in Grill
  • 21″ or 24″ Blaze outdoor refrigerator; or without refrigerator
  • 32″ Blaze access doors
  • Optional ice bin

The premium 3cm granite countertop is 78” long x 27” deep, with a counter height of approximately 36”.

5-ft. Kitchen Island, by TRU Innovative Outdoor

The 5-ft. island, which you can special order, accommodates:

  • Blaze 25″ 3-burner gas grill
  • 25″ Blaze double access doors

The premium 3cm granite countertop is 66” long x 27” deep, with a counter height of approximately 36”.

The 60″ x 22″durable concrete base comes in six different textures and colors.

Coastal Kitchen Island, Model 80.875 WGDDS, by Challenger Designs

The 6.7-ft island, which you can special order, accommodates most 32″ or smaller gas grills (30.75 or less cutout width)

Its dimensions are 80.875” long x 25” deep, with a counter height of 36.25”.

This fully-assembled island is ready for grill installation. It is set up for a 20-lb LP tank OR natural gas (the installer will need to make natural gas plumbing access).

Powder-coated, textured black drawer boxes feature full-extension drawer slides, standard door style, and stainless steel 9-inch pulls.

All cabinets are weather-sealed (except for the gas grill base).

The island comes with and a 15”drop-in stainless steel bars sink with faucet, and an integrated back panel and shelf system.

Options on the 80.875 model include:

  • On-demand water system
  • 6 cabinet color options
  • 5 countertop options
  • Shaker door style
  • Color-matched toe kick kit

The Wicklines, of Kent, went big with their special-order grill island, dropping in both a Delta Heat grill and a Big Green Egg.

They purchased the Coastal 83 GDK, which is 83” long x 31” deep x 36.25” high.

The grill base accommodates most 32” or smaller gas grills, and the ceramic base fits the following grills:

  • Big Green Egg, Large or Extra Large
  • Kamado Joe Classic I and II
  • Primo Kamado Plus 300
  • Large Grill dome

What about you?

Will an outdoor grill station become the centerpiece of your outdoor space?

Stop by any of Rich’s seven showrooms throughout the Pacific Northwest and ask to see our extensive line of grills, grill islands, and grilling accessories.

We’re located in Bellevue, Lynnwood, Southcenter/Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, and Mt. Vernon, Washington and Tigard, Oregon.