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.
Check your water heater thermostat. Many manufacturers set thermostats to 140 degrees, although most households only need a setting of 120 degrees. Each 10 degree drop in water temperature can save you between 3 and 5 percent in energy costs.