Outdoor cooking is no longer your dad’s old grill. Now, you can enjoy the outdoors while you roast, cold smoke, steam, fry, or wok together your family meals. It’s all available in built-in barbecue grills that are becoming one of the most popular cooking appliances in homes today.

The Wall Street Journal reports that instead of being wheeled out on a cart, many luxury barbecues are built into elaborate islands that form the heart of the outdoor kitchen. These days at least 75% of sales of high-end grill companies like Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Alfresco Open Air Culinary Systems and RH Peterson are generated by built-in models, versus cart versions. And that percentage has steadily increased over the last 10 years.

The grill is just the beginning. The right propane amenities can transform your plain backyard into the envy of the neighborhood.

Fireplaces and fire pits deliver the warmth and flicker of real flames with no cleanup and no firewood to store.

Flame lighting creates an unforgettable effect and works anywhere from walkways to patios.

Patio heaters can raise the temperature by up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, so a chill won’t stop you from enjoying your backyard retreat.

Pool and spa heaters keep water at the desired temperature more efficiently and effectively compared with electric heaters.

Propane grills heat up fast and give you instant on-off convenience and precision temperature control for a perfectly done meal, every time.

Find the right propane amenities for your home.