Outside Cooking Area Remodel

Outdoor Kitchen Remodeling 101

expert advice
BY PHYLLIS VAN DOREN | ILLUSTRATION BY BLAIR THORNLEY

Cook in plein air

5 TOP DESIGNERS
GATHER IDEAS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR KITCHEN
Outdoor Kitchen San Diego

This is an opportunity to create an entertainment area, not just a kitchen. Include a place for socializing and dining outside the cooking area. Define these spaces using the cabinets, counters and landscape/ hardscape elements. Create multi-
height counter and table surfaces for work, food serving and display.

Create a design element that reflects the architectural character of the home. Design a sculptural abstraction of the home’s personality. A solid cover versus a trellis allows
greater use during inclement weather – or a bit of both adds variation.

Keep it simple unless you have an unlimited budget and a staff to clean and maintain the appliances. The outdoor kitchen can be a satellite of your home’s main kitchen, but consider how often you’ll really be using it. Have fun with you design ideas and get ready to party!

– Jim Groen, architect,

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