Tips for Designing the Best Grill Space for Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted October 26, 2023 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, Furniture, General, Grill Station, outdoor appliances, outdoor design, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Living Room, Outdoor Technology

When it comes to creating the perfect outdoor grilling space, whether it’s for a family gathering or an intimate dinner, nothing beats the aroma of food on the grill as you enjoy your meal on your new deck or patio. However, with so many outdoor grill options available, choosing the right one for your family and space can be daunting, especially without the correct information, specifications, and design ideas. It can be challenging to visualize how each option will look in your space, so this could sadly result in you wasting money on an underutilized investment or worse, decrease the value of your home!

A custom 3D design can help you see exactly how your new grill area will look and let you feel how your layout will flow to avoid any discrepancies or wrong decisions. So, to help you get started, here are a few design options worth considering for your outdoor grilling space:

  • Built-in Grill Station:

A built-in grill station offers a seamless and integrated look to your new custom outdoor living space. It can be designed with various materials that complement your home such as a stone veneer, brick, crisp white shiplap…etc. Some design options also allow for additional features like countertops, storage cabinets, sink, microwave, ice maker, dishwasher…the possibilities are endless for added convenience when cooking outside. But, a built-in grill station isn’t always for everyone since once installed, it it is staying put. So this is not really ideal for those who like to rearrange their outdoor space frequently.

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  •  Fully equipped Outdoor Kitchen:

If you love cooking and entertaining outdoors, an outdoor kitchen might be the perfect option for you. With the right design, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen could eliminate any need to return inside your home during dinner parties! But, making sure you have enough counter space in your new outdoor kitchen is important. If you want to make your space efficient, take the time to properly consider where your grill, refrigerator, sink, and storage cabinets should be located and ensure that your layout provides a complete cooking and dining experience, allowing you to prepare and serve meals easily without having to go back inside.

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  • Portable Grill Cart:

A portable grill cart is a practical and versatile option for those who prefer flexibility with this outdoor cooking. A portable grill allows you to move your grill around as needed and can be easily stored when not in use, so you can reclaim that available square footage! Look for a cart with wheels, a sturdy frame, and additional features like side shelves or hooks for utensils especially if you don’t have a lot of counter space. Overall, a portable grill cart offers convenience, flexibility, and functionality, so it allows you to enjoy outdoor cooking without any limitations, making it a practical choice for those who value versatility in their grilling experience.

  • Grill Island:

A grill island is a larger and more elaborate option that incorporates a grill, countertops, seating, and maybe even a bar area. It provides a dedicated space for grilling while also serving as a gathering spot for family and friends. Since customization options for grill islands are virtually endless you can customize the island with additional features like a mini-fridge, a built-in ice bucket, or a pizza oven. Others may opt for built-in storage cabinets or drawers for grilling utensils, cookware, and other essentials. Overall, a grill island offers not only a functional cooking space but also an inviting outdoor gathering spot for friends and family.

Are you looking to build a new outdoor kitchen in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania to enjoy a summer of meals outside, remodel and renovate your existing pool in Allentown, Pennsylvania so your grandkids can enjoy it all summer, or build a custom outdoor living space that will create lasting memories? If so, then look no further. Because we understand the importance of getting value for your investment and want you to avoid having the hassle of coordinating with multiple crews or dealing with complicated plans, permits, or approvals. That’s why we are proud to partner with homeowners in the Lehigh Valley to help them avoid wasting time, money, and space when it comes to transforming their backyard into a custom outdoor living space.

Our award-winning design/build process ensures that all engineering, project management, contractor scheduling, inspections, permit applications, and other essential details for your new custom outdoor living space in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania are taken care of for you by experienced, reliable, & trustworthy professionals. You’ll never have to worry about communicating with your HOA or township either. So relax and watch your dream outdoor living space come alive as we handle all of the heavy lifting so that you can focus on planning how you will enjoy your new custom outdoor living space.

Here’s how you can get started today:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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