Gather ‘Round’: Outdoor Living is Back
With Broadway opening again soon and most other restrictions on businesses etc. being loosened, it’s time to think once again about happy times spent outdoors with family and friends. And the heart of any outdoor gathering is the outdoor kitchen.
If not by Memorial Day, it seems definitely by July 4th, a normal sense of the outdoor season will be ours — and we’ll be cooking up yummy food on the barbecue.
Deck and Patio has designed/built a outdoor kitchens in a variety of sizes and shapes.
The one we’re highlighting today is an outdoor kitchen that was part of an overall backyard upgrade.
The project boasts a two-level Techo-Bloc patio, custom fire pit, dining and seating areas, and a water feature with stream and waterfalls that flow alongside a new portable hot tub.
Space, however, was an issue when planning this upgrade. So rather than a fixed pergola, the clients chose moveable outdoor umbrellas — or, ‘flexible shade.’
Both patio areas were built with Borealis’ modular slabs from Techo-Bloc. Note how the colorful umbrellas behind the outdoor kitchen can be moved as needed in their yard, and offer such nice pops of color wherever they are positioned.
Their new custom fire pit is overlaid in a facade of natural stone that mimics that of their outdoor kitchen.
The outdoor kitchen’s amenities include a built-in stainless steel grill, expansive work area, sink, refrigerator and eating/drinking bar with stools.
Project’s Feature Photo: The outdoor kitchen’s handsome and expansive granite countertop allows for an eating/drinking bar, while leaving plenty of “prep” space for cooking. Ice and cold drinks fit in the fridge immediately below the eating/drinking bar area.
Note also how the outdoor kitchen is only steps from their hot tub and relaxing water feature.
A full-sized activity center is the perfect spot for a break anytime. Whether entertaining or not, it’s the heart of outdoor living.