Happy Father’s Day! Get the Grill Ready for Dad in Your Whole Home Remodel or New Home

Do you know a Dad who gets enthusiastic about his turn to cook when it means firing up the grill? On Father’s Day, we’re celebrating Dads who like to cook and Dads who like to eat with a look at planning for BBQs in the outdoor living space of your whole home remodel or new home. Here are some of the options to consider when designing space for an outdoor barbecue: 

Choose the grill. There are hundreds of grills to choose from, including wood, gas, charcoal or hybrid versions. Each type of grilling method has its own dedicated fan base – chances are, the Dad in your home has a favorite type of grill.

Select the accessories. Depending on the space you have available and the prominence you want to give your outdoor barbecue space, you may decide to keep the area simple with just a few grilling accessories, or build an entire outdoor kitchen complete with refrigeration and sink. 

Pick a place. Safety is essential when it comes to deciding where your grill will fit into the scheme of your outdoor area. You will also want to consider protection from the weather – both strong sun and long periods of rain here in the San Diego region. A louvered roof above your outdoor kitchen provides protection from the elements while also making a stunning design statement in your backyard.

Design for living. Your outdoor area should work well both visually and functionally with your indoor space. The space should have its own visual appeal while harmonizing with the look of the rest of your home. Practical aspects of the design make a real difference in outdoor design, such as selecting countertops and ground covering that will stand up to repeated use and exposure to the elements. 

Working with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you can imagine and create a design for the outdoor living space of your whole home remodel or new home that fires up Dad’s passion for grilling year round!