Outdoor Kitchens, from Simple to Extreme
Outdoor kitchens aren’t a trend that will be going away soon. In fact, the days of firing up the barbecue and praying for good weather are gone. Instead these spaces have become an extension of the home, and whether you decide on a simple design or separate entertaining building is up to you and your entertaining style.
Built-In Barbecue that is Stunning and Functional
A simple way to add an outdoor kitchen is with built-ins and outdoor friendly materials to enclose your favorite grilling equipment. Commonly on a large patio area, porch or deck like this one pictured. An exhaust hood was added to eliminate smoke pooling under the porch overhang.
Outdoor Kitchens for Year-Round Enjoyment
Many grilling enthusiasts are incorporating the outdoor kitchen within the roof structure of the home for more protection during inclement weather. Phantom screens drop down to eliminate pesky mosquito’s and provide more comfort for dining and casual seating. The addition of a TV and fireplace gives you even more flexibility to enjoy the outdoors in comfort while watching your favorite sporting event.
The Extreme – The Summer Kitchen
If you host large gatherings often and require a large entertainment space, the ultimate “outdoor” kitchen is the Summer Kitchen or Barbecue House. Numerous appliances are blended unseen into hand-distressed painted and Knotty Alder cabinetry. A 48” dual fuel Wolf range with gas grill and fryer are housed under a full masonry Chilton stone exhaust hood with stainless steel lining. The fryer is encased in a customized stainless-steel cabinet to mirror the Wolf free standing range