Get Set for Summer With These 10 Grill DIYs

Raise your hand if you’ve already got the grill going. I’m with you. Once the warm weather hits, it’s impossible not to let the mind wander to homemade cheeseburgers and juicy grilled chicken. Having a grill is a necessity of life. However many times, it’s the eyesore of your patio or deck. How do you make something quite ugly look amazing amongst your beautiful outdoor furniture and decor? The answer: you DIY it. Here are 10 projects to make your grill and all your grilling necessities look a little better under your string lights.

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If you have the time, energy and budget, consider building a permanent spot for your grill. This lovely insert gives you plenty of storage space for all your grilling needs as well as providing a pretty spot for the grill itself. Perfect for homes with walled in gardens. (via Clean and Sentsible)

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Maybe your grill needs to be stashed away during the cold months. By building a floating counter, you can make your grill look permanent during the summer and roll it all away when the weather turns ugly. Bonus points for a real marble countertop. (via DIY Network)

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You could also just build your own grill. This one is made out of an old tire rim and you would never guess. Not only is it on wheels, it looks good enough to stand by itself on your deck. And that open top just invites you to roast marshmallows over the coals. (via Instructables)

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Meet the gorgeous duel purpose outdoor counter. While your grill sits pretty, you can hook up your hose to the faucet for an outdoor sink. Talk about efficiency. (via Instructables)

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Speaking of efficiency, this DIY serving cart might be the only thing your patio needs. It will keep your drinks cold, store your grilling tools, serve as a counter when you host parties and look awesome sitting next to your grill. What more do you need? (via Build Something)

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Is your patio too small for the lovely multipurpose cart above? Try this one instead. The wheels will allow you to park it by the door while you bring all your necessities outside and then wheel it over to your hosting area. (via The House of Wood)

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Keep those grilling tools handy with a simple plaque for hanging. No more balancing on the edge of the plate of burgers. Hint: this would make an amazing Father’s Day Gift. (via The Rustic Window)

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If you’re the kind of person who grills out every other night, you need this storage shelf. She’ll hold all your tools and favorite spices right by your precious grill so all you need to bring are the matches. (via All Things Thrifty)

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Or not! Use a mason jar to hold your matches and put a striking sheet on top. It’s the perfect container to keep them in the box above or in your camping gear. (via It All Started With Paint)

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Sometimes, you just can’t escape the weather so you have to grill out anyway. If the climate where you live is snowy most of the year, build this little shack to keep your grill (and yourself) dry and protected while you flip those burgers. (via Montana Wildlife Gardener)