Inspiration For Your Outdoor Kitchen

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We all know that one of the best things to do in life is eat and drink. So, it’s no surprise that one of the main priorities many homeowners are looking to add to their backyard retreat is an outdoor kitchen. At Kansas City Hardscapes, there are several options we offer and will work with you to find the perfect combination of functionality and elegant design for your new outdoor kitchen.


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Custom Designing your outdoor kitchen can be so much more than a spot for a grill.

Some of the most popular elements in an outdoor kitchen include:

●       a firepit surrounded with a half wall for comfortable seating

●       a elaborate grilling system including a griddle

●       a brick pizza oven

●       ample counter space for food preparation and serving guests

●       a bar with a connection to the water line and a cooler for ice

●       a refrigerator for storing perishables and cold beverages

●       beautiful lighting and comfortable seating

●       pergola or awnings for providing shade



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As you can see, there are several factors to keep in mind when deciding what elements to add to your outdoor kitchen. We have a couple pieces of advice to help you start narrowing down what it is you’re looking for:


Function First

As homeowners begin to design their outdoor kitchen, we encourage them to begin by thinking about how they would like their backyard to function. If you plan to host large parties, it might be a good idea to make a grill and countertop the central element of your design. You will also want to make sure there are ample electrical outlets, room for seating, and a refrigerator for keeping drinks cool.


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Consider Comfort


As a host, it is important that your guests are comfortable. Maybe you are throwing large parties, or maybe you plan to use your space for the closer people in your life. A firepit can be a great way to keep your friends and family cozy while you are at the grill station preparing dinner, then you’re already around the perfect spot for making s’mores!


When designing your outdoor kitchen, consider which elements will create a comfortable space for your lifestyle wants and needs. Remember to leave plenty of room for patio furniture in your design, and consider including additional seating by installing a half wall.

If there isn’t plenty of natural shade provided by trees in your backyard, a pergola or awning is a great way to shield your guest from excessive sunlight during your party.


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Be the talk of all of your family and friends, turn to Kansas City Hardscapes to help you design and install the perfect outdoor kitchen. Schedule a designer to come talk about your initial ideas today: or call 816-499-254


Thank you to Belgard, Romanstone, and Maria at Kansas City Hardscapes for pictures