Tips for Creating a Modern Outdoor Kitchen Design

An outdoor kitchen can make you the hottest house on the block. Whether you center your outdoor living space around a fun poolside bar, cozy pizza oven, or a deluxe grill, your modern outdoor kitchen design can serve as a gathering place for memorable family fireside dinners or pool parties with the neighbors.

We’ve come a long way from round charcoal grills and an ice chest full of cold beverages. Today’s outdoor kitchens bring everything you need outside and give you major style points. With all of the design and appliance choices, you may be overwhelmed with where to start. Let’s discuss the options to help you create a space you’ll want to use year-round.

Inspiration for Your Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space

Maybe you just went to a party with a drool-worthy patio you can’t stop thinking about. Or you’ve been flipping through a style magazine and you have bigger dreams for your outdoor space.

Whatever your motivation is, start looking at some modern outdoor kitchen designs to get your wheels turning. If you want some inspiration, HGTV has a gallery overflowing with options or visit our showroom.

Just like the kitchen is the heart of any home, the cooktop is the heart of your outdoor kitchen. Outdoor options include freestanding island systems that are more budget-friendly or built-in grills that are flanked by custom countertops, sinks, and cooktops. Non-design considerations include how large a crew you’re cooking for which will determine how many burners you’ll need, as well as the size of your cooking space. If you want an alternative to basic grilling, some units feature a rotisserie system.

Depending on how much of your cooking and entertaining you plan to do outside, it may be worth investing in an outdoor refrigerator to keep your favorite beverage within reach, as well as an outdoor sink for easy water access.

Whatever your outdoor kitchen needs are, we can help with the selection and installation of your cooktop and appliances, and work alongside you in the creation of your custom patio space.

Outdoor Kitchen and Fireplace Combo: Year-Round Gathering

If you’re going to invest in an incredible outdoor kitchen, why stop at something you can only enjoy in the warmer months? An outdoor fireplace can serve as a stunning centerpiece for your modern outdoor kitchen design. A fireplace will invite you to linger a little longer and means you can get the most out of your investment as you gather outdoors into the chillier months. Your outdoor fireplace can be constructed of a variety of heat and weather-resistant materials to complement your home.

For smaller spaces, a fire pit or fire table is a great alternative. If you’re envisioning something rustic and only suited for a campsite, think again. Today’s fire pits and fire tables are modern and sleek functional pieces of furniture, blending in with your outdoor seating. Here at AES, we have a wide selection of fire pits and fire tables that will fit your needs.

Making Your Outdoor Kitchen Dream a Reality

Whether you’re a simple barbequer or an all-out grill master, here is a range of outdoor kitchen and grilling options that are perfect for your needs and your space. At AES Hearth & Patio, we work with homeowners to create a modern outdoor kitchen design they’ll enjoy for years. From deluxe grills, contemporary fire pits, and beautiful outdoor furniture, we have everything you need for an amazing outdoor living area. Reach out via our website or come visit one of our showrooms to start making your dream a reality.

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