My husband worked very hard on his man cave/BBQ pit attached to his shed. He used recycled kitchen counters and made the cabinets himself. This outdoor kitchen has a fridge and his BBQ grill is incorporated right into the counter.
When using your laptop computer at home, put the battery charger (an AC adapter) on a power strip that can be turned off. The transformer in the charger draws power continuously, even when the laptop is not plugged in.