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Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer BBQ Cookouts (Grills, Kitchens etc)

June 14, 2023

Get your backyard BBQ ready for grilling season with some design inspiration and tips from the experts at Nicolock Paving Stones. We're here to help you prepare your backyard for your next summer BBQ cookout, with tips for everything from creating a cozy patio to designing the perfect outdoor kitchen. Whether you're looking for a quick upgrade to your outdoor dining area or want to plan a full backyard renovation, we've got the ideas and inside tips you need to get your backyard ready to impress your guests during your next summer BBQ cookout.


The patio is the heart of your outdoor living area and if you don't already have a patio, making room for one is a great place to start your backyard makeover. Make sure you've got a solid foundation for grilling, eating and outdoor fun by installing a paving stone patio in your backyard. For the best color and long-lasting beauty, consider using paver-shield™ paving stones by Nicolock Paving Stones, featuring long-lasting color and a fade-resistant finish. You can upgrade your patio design and customize it to your style with an inlay or circle kit. Play around with colors, patterns and special accents to create a unique patio space for you and your guests.

Patio Furniture

You can't have a backyard BBQ without giving your guests a place to sit and enjoy their favorite fare. Comfortable seating goes without question, but when planning your backyard renovation, make sure you also consider the function. If space allows, a table and chair set and some more casual seating usually offer enough options to keep everyone happy.


You can't have a summer BBQ cookout without a grill. When choosing your new grill, decide whether you want propane, charcoal, wood or a combination. The type of grill you choose will yield different results. Propane grills heat quickly, charcoal grills offer the classic BBQ experience and wood grills add a smoky essence that's hard to beat. Don't feel like you have to stick with one grill. There's no rule saying you can't have two (or more) grills if you have the space.

Outdoor Kitchens

If your space (and budget) allows, an outdoor kitchen is a real show-stopper. Unlike a basic backyard BBQ pit, an outdoor kitchen offers all the conveniences you could possibly want in a weather-friendly package. From the built-in grill to the sinkto the mini fridge, you can build a backyard kitchen that works for you. Not sure where to begin? Check out our outdoor dining packages, available in several styles. Schedule a consult with a design expert at Nicolock Paving Stones to discuss your needs and to create your ideal outdoor kitchen for your backyard.

Make sure your backyard is ready for summer grilling season with paving stones, outdoor kitchens and other essentials. Let the experts at Nicolock Paving Stones help you create the backyard of your dreams, so your next summer BBQ cookout is a huge success. Ready to get started? We can even help you find a qualified contractor to bring your ideas to life.