Here’s a way to get that “on vacation” feeling without ever leaving the driveway – create an outdoor kitchen in your own backyard. An outdoor kitchen, custom-designed for the way your family lives, will become your oasis any day of the week. As Father’s Day approaches, an outdoor kitchen is a both a great addition AND a great Father’s Day gift. With a little design help, the right materials, seating and storage, Dad will have his own outdoor “man space” to share with the family or claim only for himself!
You don’t need a huge amount of space to create a beautiful and usable outdoor kitchen, but an efficient layout is key. Your choice of grill can be standalone or incorporated into a counter area with built-in storage. Consider adding electrical for appliances, such as a small refrigerator. Lighting placement will extend the kitchen’s use, as will the addition of a circulating fan for those warm August nights. A fire pit and inviting seating area will keep the party going during chilly nights, and provide a cozy gathering place for friends and family.
Living in the Midwest, we need to be mindful of harsh temperature swings throughout the year. As experienced professionals, we will help you choose materials designed to last during our hot summers and cold winters. Natural stone is beautiful around the grill or fire pit. Paving stones come in a wide choice of color, size and texture. Retaining or seating walls direct family and friends to an inviting entertaining space. Smooth bar tops and countertops rival those used in the indoor kitchen, and storage adds convenience. We will listen to your goals; whether it’s entertaining large parties or mastering the grilling of a perfect a steak just for you. We can design around your current landscaping or create an entirely new, integrated outdoor living area.
Invest in your own home and see how an outdoor kitchen will extend your living space year-round. Call us to get started at 630.355.3370 or email [email protected].
Happy Father’s Day!