Outdoor livingOutdoor Kitchen Design Tips from Pinehurst

August 24, 2016
outdoor kitchen design
An outdoor kitchen can be designed to exactly fit your needs.

Pinehurst Landscape Company was recently interviewed in the Baltimore Sun for a project we recently finished in Maryland. Debbie Mays and Neil Miller finally realized their dream of having a perfect outdoor space for entertaining when they hired Pinehurst to construct a covered outdoor addition that includes granite countertops, reclaimed barn wood cabinet doors, a bar that seats 10, a stove and double rotisserie, a sink, and a refrigerator. For Mays and Miller, their new space had everything that they needed in terms of outdoor living: the large space and expansive roof provides a luxurious atmosphere that’s fit for hosting guests or just lounging alone, while the outdoor kitchen appliances and cushy modern outdoor furniture makes the outdoors just as comfortable as the inside of the home.

Every homeowner who is looking into outdoor living has their own personal tastes, needs, and budget. For Mays and Miller, their finished outdoor kitchen perfectly answered their needs for a comfortable outdoor entertaining space while still fitting into their budget. If you’re thinking of creating your own outdoor living space, here are a few tips from the experts on what to include.

Tips for Your Outdoor Kitchen Design

  • Invest in a good grill. If there’s one thing you don’t want to skimp on when creating an outdoor kitchen, it’s the grill. People of all ages are becoming increasingly interested in cooking, and if you like hosting parties or making family dinners, then it’s likely that you’ll spend a lot of time outside cooking food. Preparing food is easier and food tastes better when you have access to a higher quality grill.
  • Go for sleek designs. Trade in Grandma’s old rocking chair for some contemporary furniture and stainless steel. More homeowners are adopting sleek, contemporary styles in their outdoor spaces. Not only will these styles likely last longer, but stainless steel designs are cleaner, easier to maintain, and blend well with other elements.
  • Opt for comfort. Outdoor spaces are prone to several issues that you don’t have to deal with indoors, namely exposure to sun, extreme temperatures, and weather. You can make your outdoor space just as comfortable as indoors with some smart modern technology. Modern outdoor cushions are now designed to dry quickly and retain their shape for longer. Modern outdoor furniture not only lasts longer but is more comfortable and comes in a greater variety of styles. You may also want to consider adding other comfortable elements, like a retractable awning over your pergola, an outdoor shower by the pool, a fire pit, and lots of tables and cushy chairs for lounging. Pretty soon, you won’t want to go back inside!

Get in Touch With Pinehurst Landscape Company

At Pinehurst Landscape Company, we value the craftsmanship of artisan stonework and custom garden design. With over 50 years of experience in landscape design, we’ve learned how to tread the delicate balance between functional and stylish Our award-winning garden designers are committed to working one-on-one with you to create a comprehensive design that thoughtfully attends to your personal needs and individual tastes. Contact us to schedule a consultation today! If you like our work, consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, and Google+.


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