Fired Up for the Long Weekend! Cooking in the Outdoor Living Space of Your Whole Home Remodel or New Home

A long weekend at the grill is time well spent! Here are some of the options to consider when designing outdoor living space for your new home or whole home remodel.

Smart Space Planning
Your home should be designed with easy navigation between the outdoor kitchen and indoor kitchen. A professional designer can help you determine how the grilling area should relate to seating and sunbathing areas or a pool. The number of people who will typically congregate in the space determines the ideal size and layout. You’ll also want to give thought to how your space is oriented. In this expansive outdoor living space, the grill and seating take advantage of stunning views of surrounding hills.

Grilled to Perfection
There are hundreds of grills to choose from, including wood, gas, charcoal or hybrid versions. The type of grilling method you choose is both personal and practical. For this outdoor area with a pool where the clients frequently entertain large groups, the design includes two grills along with several high-end accessories. Your space should reflect your lifestyle and how you plan to use your outdoor living space most often.

Safety and Comfort
Safety is essential when it comes to deciding where your grill will fit into the scheme of your outdoor area. A professional designer will help you make the decisions about where to place your grill for safety and which materials make the most sense in your environment. A good design also includes elements that protect from both rain and intense sun, such as a luxury louvered roof that adapts to changing weather and gives you control over your environment. Like this spectacular outdoor living space with mountain views, you’ll want to think about how to accommodate both daytime and nighttime events with shade elements, water features, lighting, and heat sources such as an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.

Cooking and eating outside makes your home feel more inviting and expansive. Our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals will help guide you through the decision making process to arrive at an ideal outdoor living space for your lifestyle.