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Custom Designed and Constructed Outdoor Kitchen - Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Fort Myers, Florida

Project Name: An Elegant Fireplace & Outdoor Kitchen

Project Design Layout: L-Shaped

Project Materials Description: Refrigerator, Blaze 4.1 CU FT refrigerator trim kit, Blaze Dry Storage cabinet, Installation of customer's existing double burner, Tradewind 36” Hood, Installation of customer's existing 32" grill, Blaze 32” door & double drawer combo, Under-mount sink with high-arc faucet, Single vertical door, level 3 Marinusgranite, Empire Comfort Systems, Carol Rose Collection, 60" Linear Fireplace

This outdoor kitchen/outdoor living is built in the Esplenade Country Club inside Naples. To describe the Esplenade Country Club in Naples, Florida, as beautiful is an understatement. This extraordinary, gated community offers a resort lifestyle experience. You will surely experience something incredible and amazing here! The Championship Golf Course, named as one of Golf Digest’s Best New Courses for 2014, was designed to enhance the overall ambiance of the community.
This project was a fun one to watch come together. It started with the demo of an existing outdoor kitchen and ended with a new outdoor kitchen and outdoor fireplace! Talk about a total transformation! The L-shape outdoor kitchen the grill base is 9’6″in length. On the left side, it bends around and stretches out 8’3” from the back wall, giving it that classic L-shape. Like all of our outdoor kitchens, it was framed with aluminum, wrapped with a wet weather backer board and all exposed side were finished with the stacked stone façade. The countertop & side/backsplash are a level 3 Marinusgranite. The side and backsplash is 4″ in height. It is centered under the hood, and behind the grill, the backsplash rises to 36″ high for a width of 36″. We have found adding the 36” full backsplash behind the grill does a great job in reducing the maintenance caused by the smoke residue. The granite overhang off of the backside of the refrigerator cabinet is 6″ at the corners and arcs to 10″ at the center. This large overhang gives the homeowners lots of room for entertaining guests, and the arc yields a softer look to such a large slab of granite. The following components were installed in this summer kitchen, some of which came from the customer’s original outdoor kitchen:

The 60” linear outdoor fireplace was built with the following dimensions: 7’0″ Lx 4’0″ H x 2’2″ D. Just like our kitchens, the base was framed with aluminum and wrapped with a wet weather backer board. The façade and granite colors were the same as those used in the outdoor kitchen. We also used the stacked stone to create a chimney type look by installing the stacked stone as a backsplash for the width of the fireplace to ceiling height. If you would like to learn more about the fireplace, you can visit the following link on the manufacturer’s website:

This total transformation is all outdoor living. We hope these homeowners make lots & lots of memories in this new outdoor living space!

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