The covered sandbox in the yard had served its purpose. It was time for an outdoor kitchen. The Plano, Texas couple knew well what they wanted to achieve. They envisioned a grill, refrigerator, warming drawer, sink and bar. They had a keen eye for good design. Not until we met had they been able to find someone that could take their goals and design a space that worked for them. Working closely...Read more
We had plenty of room to enhance this back yard to include an outdoor kitchen, larger sitting area, meditation space, fire bowl, fountain and plenty of perennials and annuals to provide lots of color. ...Read more
We all know that a grill is a must for an outdoor kitchen. But have you considered a side burner as well? These are often overlooked. They come in handy as they can be used to heat side dishes to compliment the main dish coming off of the grill.
Enough seating for family and guest is important to keep in mind when planning an outdoor living area. A couple of ways to achieve this is with patio furniture and stone seat walls that double as a retaining wall. Here's another Landscape Studio tip with David Castagno. Think about your biggest outdoor gathering you'll have this year. That's the amount of seating you'll need, especially if you're having a sit down meal....Read more