9 Outdoor Storage Cabinets for Every Budget and Backyard Space

Whether you're grilling on a deck, patio or small balcony, we found a storage solution for your grilling tools and more.

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April 20, 2022

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Having to move grilling tools and outdoor dinnerware from your kitchen to the patio can be a pain. A weatherproof outdoor storage cabinet can make grilling outdoors even easier. Whether you need more prep space, want to bring your dining room outside or just need some storage in the garage, these cabinets can make it even easier to spend more time grilling outdoors.

We scoured the internet to find outdoor storage solutions. Choose from a prep station, portable table, extra-large cabinet or even a chic buffet and sideboard to meet your outdoor space needs no matter your size, style or budget.

Cabinets with Prep Stations

These storage solutions give you all the benefits of an outdoor prep station without having to dish out the big bucks for an all-weather outdoor kitchen. Look for cabinets with shelving for easy organization of grilling tools and baskets, melamine servingware and outdoor prep tools like plastic cutting boards and bowls. Make room for these stations near your grill for easy back-and-forth from prep to cook stations.

$313.60 $179
43% Off

Believe it or not, a potting bench can double as an outdoor cooking station. Store tools and dinnerware in the cabinet space and keep food you need for prep in a cooler in the open space.

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Extra-Large Cabinets

If you have lots of space on your patio or in your garage, a tall storage cabinet with lots of shelving might be for you. These cabinets can hold all your grilling tools, servingware, dinnerware, tablecloths and even some cushions. You could include some non-perishable items like canned beverages in these cabinets, too. Store those on a lower shelf to weight the cabinet down.

This chic storage cabinet is perfect for keeping on your deck or patio. It's weatherproof and provides lots of shelving for easy organization.

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Keep this affordable cabinet option on your patio, or in your garage or basement for easy access to all your outdoor cooking tools.

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Tables for Small Spaces

For small patios and decks, a mobile storage table is ideal. This has a small storage space underneath that could fit a grill tool set, grill brush and even some baskets. Keep these tables near your grill while cooking for more prep space.

Use this outdoor cart as an additional food prep station or even a small bar cart. When you're ready to start grilling or mixing drinks, the paper towel holder will come in handy more often than you think.

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This small table is lightweight so it's easy to move around your space even though it's lacking wheels. The weather-resistent material is easy to clean with a simple hose and wipe-down.

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Buffets and Sideboards

Turn your backyard into an outdoor dining oasis with all-weather dining furniture. In addition to a table and chairs, a buffet and sideboard can make your deck feel like a real dining room. Use an outdoor buffet or sideboard the same way you would indoors. You can store melamine servingware and dinnerware, grill tools and baskets, outdoor cookeware and linens.

$310 $177
43% Off

This cabinet doubles as a buffet for your outdoor dining area. The generously-sized cabinet space makes it easy to store all of your dining accessories — even the ones you might not use that often.

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$1,599 $1,279

This splurge-worthy buffet will bring your indoor aesthetic outside. For anyone who is investing in a serious outdoor kitchen space, this chic serving piece is a must-buy.

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Deck Box

You've probably seen a deck box before and have maybe used it to store cushions for lounge or outdoor dining chairs. For outdoor dining storage solutions, look for deck boxes with a couple of shelves to separate your food and prep storage from cushion storage. Deck boxes can also double as more outdoor seating for when you entertain.

Though this deck box doesn't come with a shelf, you can't beat the price tag. Add some plastic storage bins inside for easy organization.

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This 80-gallon deck box is large enough to store your grilling tools and seat cushions. The front-open doors also make it easy to grab exactly what you need without digging through disorganization.

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