Stylish Features of an Arizona Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Living | 09/17/14

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It’s important to explore your outdoor kitchen options before you begin making concrete plans.  These around the pool ideas are great for decking out your outdoor kitchen and are sure to excite, intrigue, and invite your family and friends to your outdoor living area.


1. A Fiery Focal Point

Fire pits and fire bowls are complementary focal points to any outdoor grill.  Fire features of any kind create a warm and enticing place on cool evenings, and are sure to draw guests outdoors.

2. Contrasting Colors

Backyard pool ideas often make use of contrasting colors, and outdoor kitchens should do the same.  Using different tones and even textures for your materials, whether it’s wood, stone, or another material, is not only extremely contemporary but it gives depth and definition to your outdoor living space.

3. Custom Built-In Furniture

Comfortable seating and loungers are a must, but stylish outdoor kitchen and pool ideas include customized furniture (such as benches) that have been built right into the deck around the outdoor kitchen area or on the patio.  Throw some plush pillows in and add a colorful painted rug, and your once unformed outdoor space will transform into a distinct backyard living area.

4. Illuminated Walkways

Tiki torches have their place, but investing in stylish lighting that’s incorporated into you outdoor kitchen space adds elegance and sophistication.  Not only does permanent outdoor lighting act as a safety feature for your guests, but lighting up your kitchen and pathways along your deck with discrete lighting helps set a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.

5. Curvacious Decks

Pool ideas these days often focus on straight lines and hard edges, but nothing adds movement to your kitchen and patio better than a curved deck.  A wavy deck shape encourages a constant flow of motion, making it the ideal type of deck for entertaining large groups.


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