The weather in Manhattan Beach makes it hard to spend time inside! Instead of feeling stuck inside, bring the inside out – to an outdoor kitchen. Here are some fun outdoor kitchen design concepts.
Outdoor Kitchen Design Concepts
An outdoor kitchen is more than a grill or countertop. It can be expanded into different spaces that give your family and guests a choice. Dining can vary from having bar seating to a small cafe table or a formal table for seated dinners. Another option is an adjacent outdoor living room. Serve appetizers, charcuterie, or dessert while having a more relaxed atmosphere to lounge outside on covered sofas and armchairs. If you are dedicated, you can even add a mounted TV!
Adding physical structures can help design an outdoor space. Trellises and pergolas can provide some shade while bringing in natural elements such as living vines or flowers. Louvered roofs allow for adjustable shade, aeration, and weather protection. Additionally, freestanding walls can add structure to your outdoor rooms. Using complementary materials such as natural rock walls or tiles can bring a unique touch to your new kitchen in Manhattan Beach.
Light it Up!
Exterior lighting adds ambiance to your outdoor kitchen. Some unique lighting options include under countertops or cabinets, stairways, or around a structure or roof. Hanging lights strung across an outdoor space or dangling from pergolas or tree branches add a magical glow. Be sure to light your pathways and mature trees to showcase landscaping!
Play with Fire
A design centerpiece can bring a space together. A fireplace creates a dynamic gathering spot for friends with cocktails or allows you to stay outside longer on a chilly night. A pizza oven can be another standout feature. If you have space, this addition can be both an attractive design and a fun family activity.
What outdoor kitchen would be complete without a bar? The perfect bartender’s companion is a kitchen designed with an ice maker, fridge, and prep station. Adding a design element to feature liquor or wine bottles can complete your bartender aesthetic.
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