For Father’s Day Weekend, A Cookout in Your Own Backyard

dad1Dads get fired up at the prospect of manning the grill! In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, we’re taking a look at what to consider when you’re planning a grill or cooktop for the outdoor kitchen in your whole home remodel.

Plan the space. Think about how you will use your outdoor space and how you would like your grilling/cooking area to relate to the interior of your home. If you have outdoor seating and sunbathing areas or a pool, you’ll want to take them into consideration as well. An experienced professional designer can help you maximize your space for style and safety. Protection from weather is a smart investment, from enclosures integrated with your home to pergolas or patio coversdad2Thoughtful materials, such as countertops and ground coverings that will stand up to repeated use and exposure to the elements, are essential.

Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living. Outdoor living spaces are most successful when they’re carefully integrated with your interior, both visually and functionally. Professional designers help you create a space that’s distinct and inspiring while also looking as it if belongs with its surroundings.

Choose your heat. There are hundreds of grills to choose from, including wood, gas, charcoal or hybrid versions. Each type has a dad3dedicated fan base, and we’re guessing the Dad in your family has an opinion!

Celebrating Dad in your own backyard is a joy. Working with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, your whole home remodel can include an outdoor living space that makes every family gathering more fun!