Customer Testimonial - Pat & Susan M., Fort Myers, Florida
When planning our outdoor kitchen, we consulted with many companies before finding Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. Ben and Andrea were so helpful, came to our home and quickly defined out wants and needs. Their expertise and professionalism made this project hassle free with help and direction in product and material selection. Our kitchen was completed… Read more »
Designing an outdoor living space has
it’s challenges and many things to consider. We all have plans to to
entertain company in our outdoor living space, but there are other
factors to consider including our personal tastes and how everything
will tie together. With that said why not consider a kitchen classic
the L-Shape design. A popular choice for traditional in home kitchen,
its a versatile design that is ideal for entertaining. When applied
to an outdoor living space it offers a considerable amount of counter
and social space. Whether your prepping the meal or serving up a few
cocktails, you can be certain you will appreciate the additional
What makes the L-Shape Design Unique?
The L-Shape design isn’t just limited
to entertaining, if your priorities are having a functional outdoor
cooking space, than look no further than this classic design. The
L-Shape is designed with the cook in mind, offering a functional
“work triangle” that includes easy access to cooking, preparation
area, and cleaning. These three elements are a powerful and efficient
trio when combined into a single space. Your outdoor kitchen will
match your every move, ensuring that you and your guests are both
safe and comfortable.
Outdoor entertaining redefined
Entertaining guests in your outdoor
living space is both thrilling and challenging, as you’ll be working
overtime! Cooking is one thing but making sure your guests are
entertained is also your responsibility in your outdoor living space.
The additional counter space provided by L-shape design provides
ample space for guest seating and can act as a bar top!
Advantages provided by the L-Shape Outdoor Kitchen Design
• Perfect solution for a outdoor
• Adaptable to most outdoor spaces,
including small and medium kitchen areas
• Counter tops and cabinets can be
adjusted to your available space
• Efficient “work triangle”
ensures you have everything you need to make an amazing meal
• Ideal use of space for an open
outdoor living space
You’ve done it! You are now the proud owner of a Custom Outdoor Kitchen, undoubtedly you’ve hosted a few outdoor cookouts and relaxed under the sun with friends and family. It’s easy to enjoy your investment but let’s not forget to keep up with maintaining our wonderful Outdoor Living Space. By its very nature, our outdoor kitchens will attract dirt and, and not to mention wear and tear from the elements. Let’s go over some basic tips and guides for maintaining and cleaning our outdoor kitchens.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances and Surfaces
Our outdoor living spaces were designed to meet the outdoor weather head-on! However, that doesn’t make them invincible against wear and tear. As a general rule of thumb, never cut on a stainless steel surface, instead bring out or store a cutting board in your outdoor living space. With that said stainless is really easy to clean! Typically you’ll only need soapy water a microfiber towel and good helping of elbow grease. Be sure to clean these surfaces regularly by including in your weekly cleaning schedule.
How to make it Shine!
We’ve all been there, after a few months or a year of heavy use, oil and finger smudges accumulate into a fine but noticeable haze that covers the surface or certain spots of your shiny stainless steel appliances and surfaces. Never fear! Stainless Steel Polish is here! Apply a penny-sized drop of polish to a microfiber towel and rub the polish into the stainless steel in a single direction, working it in circular motions can lead to “swirling” which will only complicate resurfacing it next year. After applying the polish be sure to rinse it off completely using a CLEAN microfiber towel and soapy water. Once down rinsing dry the stainless steel with another microfiber towel as the chloride found in most tap water will stain your shiny new surface.
Protect that new shine
For this step, you may want to consult a professional but it is a task that most outdoor fanatics can tackle. To protect your stainless steel appliances and surfaces from corrosion and rust you can add a few coats of powder or clear coat. Clearcoat with brings out another level shine that polish alone cannot produce, while powder coating surfaces can add a layer of color and texture. Think of this step as you would a leather jacket, it will keep you both safe from the weather and most minor abrasions.
Spending time outside enjoying the lovely Florida sun with friends and family is arguably the sweetest fruit of our labor. The size of the outdoor space hardly matters you make it your unique outdoor paradise. Planning your outdoor kitchen correctly and safely will maximize the usable outdoor kitchen living space available to you.
Outdoor Fung Shui
The right tile and outdoor material will bring out the desired color of your outdoor kitchen living space. Outdoor tiles and materials are the foundation that brings the entire outdoor experience together. Whether you go with a neutral finish such as stone or opt for warmer materials such as brick molded concrete, the outdoor floor defines the mood of the space
A touch of Green Thumb
in your outdoor living space helps elevate the mood and makes the
whole experience more organic. Plan the color of your fixtures around
the color of the types of plants you’d like to have to create an
additional layer of aesthetic. Plants introduce a number of benefits
that include lowering the carbon dioxide levels, and keeping the
temperature a little lower!
A Splash of Water Features
Whether it’s a bubbling hot tub or a pouring fountain, there is nothing more relaxing than the sound of moving water. Introducing this pleasant babbling feature no matter the size will help stress relief for both you and your loved ones.
you start planning your next barbeque, dig into that junk drawer and
grab the saftey instructions that came with your grill. Read them
thoroughly as things such as gas build up are very real safety
hazards that you need to be aware of.
Get to know your Gas Lines
connected to natural gas lines or bulk storage are built with a
safety shut off switch. Look around and nearby, if you can’t find it
give your outdoor kitchen builder a phone call. Get comfortable with
the location of the shut off switch and test that it functions
Light her up!
your familiar with how to operate your grill safety lets go over a
few general lighting procedures, but be sure to confirm them with the
owners manual of your particular make and model of gas grill.
make sure all burner valves are in the OFF position before opening
the gas line for your gas grill.
that your grills hood is in the open position, this helps minimize
gas build up. With the grill up open the gas line.
the grill hood in the open position light the gas burners, if the
burners don’t ignite within 5 seconds, turn them off and allow the
gas to dissipate and then try again.
outdoor kitchen layouts will always ensure that at least 20 inches
separate the sides and back from accidental contact, helping to keep
children and pets safe from potential burns.
At Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we more than understand how big of a project it can be planning your very own outdoor kitchen space. Although, we’re here to tell you how fun it actually is, and steps you can take to make this an easier process to get started. Having an outdoor kitchen takes your living space into a whole new direction as it is practically an extension of it. You want to ensure you’re planning for this extension to be full of shade, warmth, and shelter no matter what season you may be using it in. The first step is always getting a clear idea of how you’re going to use this space. Do you like to cook outside often, or plan to? Will you be having a lot of events in this space where you want to focus on entertaining as well? Try to write down some thoughts about what you expect this to be for you, and that will help you have a great outline on how you can get started.
The second step to consider is your surroundings. Now that you have some ideas for your outdoor kitchen; it’s also important advising to the space you have in order to get the most out of what you want to see. Not only do you want to get out your measuring tape to make sure it fits, but you also want the aesthetics to be fitting regarding your home’s exterior. Don’t worry, remember this is supposed to be fun! You’re going to be excited about choosing the colors, style, and textures that complement each other once you get going. Please also note, your surrounding landscape is also pretty important. For example, in a tropical location, you might want to consider materials that are bold and stand out to compliment the lush it will contrast.
The next thing you would want to focus on is planning your layout. Just as you planned your living room for each family member to feel comfortable in no matter what occasion, you want to ensure you’re doing the same for your extension of it outdoors. This also makes it incredibly easier to know where and what to place once you get appliances for it. Something to keep in mind is your indoor living space utilizes the assistance of walls, windows, and doors whereas your outdoor space uses the space of its own. Please know to also plan accordingly to your hot and cold zones. You want to refrain putting your grill next to your refrigerator unit since your fridge is working pretty hard in the summer to keep things cold for you and your friends. This is just one of many thoughts to plan out so you can be prepared accordingly for your outdoor kitchens use.
Another step to get very excited about is choosing your appliances. Here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we have a vast selection of appliances to help get you started. You can check out our page to see what options are available to you. We want to ensure you get the best when it comes to your grills/smokers since the focal point is this in your outdoor kitchen space. Once you have your appliances selected, you want to start choosing your materials especially in preparation for heavy rain, extreme heat, high winds, and even the possibility of snowstorms. It’s important to keep durability in mind, and toughness for these weather changes. Stainless steel is a very popular choice as it compliments those scenarios, and it’s also to easy to clean while looking sleek.
Finally, all you have left is your lighting and style by adding any fixtures you want to consider for it. It’ll make your outdoor kitchen come to life, and set an ambiance for the party you’re now ready to plan. Here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we want you to know we have your best interest in getting exactly what you planned and need for this new venture you’re about to take on. Please don’t hesitate to contact (239) 229-9033 to get started on this journey!
When it comes to custom outdoor kitchen contractor design and construction services within the Fort Myers region, you can rely on Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. Our company has quickly become the preferred barbecue island contractor here in Southwest Florida. We specialize in both traditional and extravagant outdoor kitchen builds. Whether you’re in need of a simple solution for family and friends or desire a custom design created for larger capacity backyard entertaining. The professional outdoor kitchen contractors from Elegant Outdoor Kitchens have you covered!
Give us a call today to get started with our proprietary custom island design process. Our team is one of the only companies here in SWFL that enable you to view your outdoor kitchen before we build it! Yes, you heard it correctly, Elegant Outdoor Kitchens will showcase our proposed design before we construct it. Our process allows you to change, add, and remove anything you might not want during the conceptual design phase. Our 3D CAD design service is complimentary; it’s just one of the many benefits you’ll receive when you choose to build a barbecue island with us. Our primary objective is to build your outdoor kitchen correctly and to your exact specifications, the first time. Just because we’re contractors doesn’t mean we build everything twice. (Laugh here) We can’t wait to design & build the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted. Call now to schedule an on-site consultation with one of our outdoor kitchen design pros.
View our recent custom outdoor kitchen designs; we’ve documented all of our custom work, from the start. We invite you to take a look at this section of our website, who knows, you might see something that resonates with your preferred aesthetic. All of our outdoor kitchens are custom designed by us. When you choose EOK, you’re choosing a builder that specializes in the barbecue island design & construction industry.
Owning an Elegant Outdoor Kitchen is different than going to Home Depot, writing out all the products you wish to include, hiring a general contractor and piecemealing your thoughts into an inconvenient, stress-amplifying experience. The ease we provide to our customers is beneficial for many reasons. Not only do we remove you from the unwanted burden placed upon yourself to achieve the desired result, but before the process even begins we guide you through a series of pertinent questions that may have been otherwise overlooked.
For instance, will you be hosting parties or the occasional intimate family gathering? Will you need refrigeration, natural gas or running water? Do you have the proper water lines or gas lines running to your outdoor living area? If not, have you inquired about an estimate? What type of fuel will your primary cooking components use? (Natural gas, charcoal, wood, propane, etcetera). Will you be dining outside? If so, do you want your outdoor kitchen to have reasonable accommodation for such? What type of cooking are you most interested in pursuing? Will it be grilling, baking, smoking or a combination of the previously mentioned? What kind of material finishes will you be selecting and have you considered how they’ll fair in the Southwest Floridian weather? Do you need functional storage and trash storage? What design layout works best for your allotted space? Have you spoken with a professional design consultant yet?
Reading these questions may seem overwhelming. Not only are they valid concerns, but there’s also quite a few. Many of them would’ve arisen once the general contractor had been hired, creating an added pressure to have an answer before you know if it’s the correct one, had you not considered each prior.
Andrea and Ben Poulton of Elegant Outdoor Kitchens indeed simplify the process. You can contact us for a free consultation, we’ll come by your home at a time of your selection, and together we’ll navigate the parameters and possibilities within them while focusing our attention on what’s practical, within budget and aesthetically appealing. We’ll create a mock outdoor kitchen in our software, propose it to you based on the information we’ve discussed, further reworking the design if necessary, and once you’re happy with the layout, action will ensue. You won’t have to worry one bit; continue on with your life. We’ll just be in the backyard shrouding your vision with sawdust and hard work; however, once the debris settles and our final tool goes back into its bag, you’ll realize in that moment that your selection to choose us was one you won’t regret.
Call us today for a free consultation. Let’s create something lasting, something you take pride in, something beautiful, something you.
If you live in the Southwest Florida areas of Fort Myers, Naples, or Estero, give Elegant Outdoor Kitchens a call today! We specialize in the custom design & manufacturing of beautiful outdoor living spaces.
We design & build custom barbecue island designs for our SWFL clientele! Let our custom outdoor living specialists help you choose a BBQ Island design that best fits your outdoor living space. From design concept to actual build completion, we start every project with an on-site design consultation. This process allows our team to understand both the area you have to work with as well as your aesthetic design preferences. Our primary objective is to manufacture a superior outdoor kitchen that you and your family will enjoy for many years to come. We invite you to view our outdoor kitchen project portfolio; we’re confident that you’ll be able to get some basic design ideas of what you want in a custom outdoor kitchen build. It helps when we understand what you want to achieve with your new kitchen. If you’re not quite sure what you want yet, that’s okay. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Our knowledgeable team is always here to answer any and all questions you might have when it comes to building a brand-new custom outdoor kitchen with Elegant Outdoor Kitchens.
Whether you’re looking for a convenient outdoor kitchen that enables you to grill amazing meals or you’re looking to construct a breathtaking outdoor living space with all the bells and whistles. Elegant Outdoor Kitchens has you covered. We’re here to help you explore barbecue island design concepts that work with your space and fit within your budget. What we’re not here to do is oversell you! Our design team is here to make sure you get the most out of your outdoor kitchen investment. We work closely with our clients to ensure that they receive a quality product that they can enjoy for many years to come. From professional barbecue grills to outdoor pizza ovens, the Elegant Outdoor Kitchens team is here to exceed your expectations.
Download this fantastic outdoor kitchen design guide that we’ve compiled; it will help you to start thinking about what you want in an outdoor living space.
Imagine being able to enjoy the taste of your favorite steakhouse from the comfort of your own home. With an outdoor kitchen build by Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, you’ll be grilling like a professional chef every night of the week. We bring the steakhouse to you! Here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we pride ourselves on building the best custom outdoor kitchens and living areas in Southwest Florida. From concept to completion, you’re able to pick and choose whatever style of outdoor kitchen design and cooking components you want in your custom build. We build the kitchen how you want it made! Whether you want all the latest professional components, or you just want to keep it super simple, our team is here to consult you and answer any questions you might have. Our professional team is here to show you what’s available, and what looks great! We pay special attention to both functionality and aesthetics. Our primary concern is building an outdoor kitchen that works with your outdoor living space, and it must look spectacular!
Building custom outdoor kitchens is what we do here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Southwest Florida!
Outdoor Kitchen Design & Manufacturing Company of Southwest Florida – EOK
Elegant Outdoor Kitchens has quickly become the preferred custom outdoor kitchen design & manufacturing company in SWFL. Our priorities aren’t just about the construction though; we’re all about customer service and support. We want to make our customers happy. We believe that communication is crucial when it comes to building you the outdoor kitchen that you want. We want to ensure that you’ll enjoy your outdoor living area for decades to come. That’s why we’ll work closely with you, making sure we build it to your specifications. Give Elegant Outdoor Kitchens a call today!