Outdoor Kitchen and Deck
An outdoor kitchen and fire bowl on a deck defines the outdoor living space in this home’s back yard. The yard is flat and stretches out to a pond. Hardcover maximum had been reached. Not even a patio would be allowed. But the designer worked with city planners and a raised lower deck was approved.
Maximizing the Deck Space
- Outdoor kitchen contains a grill, side burner, and a cooler
- Fire bowl sits on natural stone and is plumbed from below with gas lines.
- Deck is made of Ipe (also called Brazilian hardwood) and will last more than 20 years without preservatives. More importantly, it is a renewable resource.
- New York Bluestone sits under the fire bowl on the deck.
- Frost footings support the stone-clad kitchen structures.
- Kitchen is wrapped in a weathered-edge Chilton & Fond Du Lac mix, matching the exterior stone on the home. Counters are Indiana limestone.
Planning ahead for the next phase – Eventually, the outdoor kitchen, positioned on the deck, will have drop-down screens to enclose the area when necessary.
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