Planning Your Outdoor Bars and Kitchen
When the landscape design program calls for a fully functional kitchen outdoors, we need to put some extra thought into it. Good planning will directly affect how much use and enjoyment you ultimately get from your outdoor kitchen. Here are a few important points that our landscape architects will consider during the planning phases:
Outdoor Bars and Kitchen Types
The style of outdoor bars and kitchen and dining area that works best is simply the one that works best for you. Here are a few outdoor cooking/dining installation types that have worked perfectly for the size of the yard and the needs of the client.
Built-In Grill Station
A simple built-in grill station is located just steps away from the covered patio dining area. It’s nearness to the house makes for easy access to food and supplies. When appropriate, we position the built-in grill or kitchen structure to hide air conditioning units or other utilities from view.
Retaining Wall With Grill Station
This large grill station is neatly built into a retaining wall. There is generous counter space on either side of the grill and a refreshing view of the landscaped hillside just beyond the stone capped backsplash.
Full Service Outdoor Kitchen Patio
This full feature kitchen with split-level bar is smartly located between the garden entrance and patio doors of the main house. It efficiently includes café seating, food prep area, large under mount sink/dishwasher, and an under counter refrigerator. All stone construction and stainless steel appliances.
Sheltered Outdoor Kitchen
This luxury stone and steel kitchen are inside a pool house with dining area and stone fireplace. Note the large range hood over the grill.
L-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen & Dining Area
This L-shaped kitchen/dining patio is shaded simply by umbrellas. And, it’s conveniently located a few steps from an air-conditioned pool house (just in case).
Outdoor Dining & Landscape Design
OUTDOOR KITCHEN AND DINING areas share the stage with other entertainment and play areas. There may be a pool, spa or outdoor fireplace in the mix–and there needs to be a logical connection between activity areas. It’s up to your landscape architect to balance those relationships and integrate them into the overall landscape design.
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