Eye-Catching Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Arch City Granite

Thanks to technology and the marvels of modern engineering, outdoor cooking has evolved to be every bit as clean, convenient and classy as using your home’s indoor kitchen.

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An outdoor kitchen at dusk
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Gone are the days of being forced to roast meat over open flames while crouching uncomfortably in the elements, or relaying on that aging charcoal grill that can tumble over from the press of the next strong breeze.

Today, outdoor kitchen design ideas include advanced stainless steel grills that can act as ovens and smokers, outdoor shades and awnings, and all the luxuries and creature comforts you can imagine indoors. And if you’re finding this hard to believe, here is a look at five extremely eye-catching outdoor kitchen design ideas that are sure to inspire you to build one of your very own:

The Stainless Steel Appeal

Stainless steel appliances and cupboards make a lot of sense in your outdoor kitchen because they are durable and easy to clean, and with the right visual eyes, this gleaming metal can bring a truly modern appeal to a porch, patio or sundeck.

Stainless steel also lends well to natural stone countertops, such as granite or soapstone, to create outdoor kitchens that are sleek and modern.

Remain Economical with a Salvaged Theme

Creating an outdoor kitchen that has a “salvaged” look might make you the envy of your entire neighborhood. “Salvaged chic” has never been hotter. So go ahead and design your kitchen to look warm, folksy and lived-in. Quartz, either white or mosaic in color, is a great option for the salvaged outdoor kitchen design because it adds some freshness to the look.

Enliven an Outdoor Kitchen by Going Organic

One of the nice things about designing an outdoor kitchen is how incredibly easy it is to incorporate plants and flowers into the area. A little bit of foliage, combined with natural stone countertops such as granite or soapstone, lanterns and a wood-fired oven create an earthy, organic look.

Bring Earthy Elements with All-Stone

There is something striking and masculine about an outdoor kitchen that incorporates a lot of stone into its design. Natural stone countertops combined with stone veneers on the patio and even around the grill and other appliances is a great way to create a kitchen that will stand the test of time.

Roughen the Edges with a Rustic Look

Speaking of stone: When you combine it with wood, you can create your very own rustic getaway. Consider using large logs for overhead trusses that are “butt-jointed” or “saddle-notched” together to design an outdoor kitchen that feels a lot like a mountain cabin getaway.

Of course, you can’t go wrong incorporating natural stone countertops into your outdoor kitchen design. They’re durable, aesthetically stunning and easy to maintain. For help making your outdoor kitchen ideas a reality, contact the experts at Arch City Granite & Marble today.

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