For many Kansas City homeowners, back yard spaces have become extensions of their kitchen, dining, and family rooms. We are cooking and serving meals outside more often, and entertaining more in our outdoor living spaces. It’s not hard to figure out why – it’s just relaxing to be outdoors. Our customer wanted her outdoor area to feel just as wonderful as the interior of their home. This gorgeous outdoor living area is right here in Kansas City.
We created the perfect balance of elements in a welcoming outdoor space. Seating and dining areas, cooking and prepping areas, and perks like an outdoor fireplace with comfortable furniture selected so that the interior kitchen and outdoor area came together as one inviting outdoor gathering area.
When working on your outdoor design, you’ll need to decide whether the outdoor kitchen will include running water, refrigeration, electric or gas cooktops and appliances, or not. If so, it can be placed anywhere you desire. Otherwise, locate your outdoor kitchen as close to your indoor kitchen as possible, to make running back and forth to the sink or fridge convenient. Consider the following in your outdoor design:
- Sun and wind protection
- Power lines and trees
- Decking surface and support
- Dealing with smoke
- Gas, electrical and water supply
- Refrigerators and other appliances
What luxuries do you want in your dream kitchen? A pizza oven? A wine cooler? Don’t forget traditional indoor conveniences such as a bar, microwave, and plenty of storage in your outdoor design. Bringing your kitchen experience outside allows you to enjoy the best of both indoor convenience and outdoor living.