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Custom Barbecue Island & Outdoor Living Area by Elegant Outdoor Kitchens

Project Name: An Extraordinary Outdoor Living Area

Project Design Layout: Straight

Project Materials Description: Undermount Sink Component with High Arc Delta faucet with a removable spray nozzle, Trade-Wind 36” Hood, Blaze 32” 4-burner Barbecue Grill, Blaze 32” double drawer/access door combo, Level 1 Santa Cecilia Granite, Silver Travertine Stacked Stone, The Blaze outdoor rated 4.1 CU FT Refrigerator, and Blaze Narrow Trash Bin

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Another Beautiful Elegant Outdoor Kitchen Design

We certainly have built a lot of outdoor kitchens in homes by DiVosta/Pulte, especially in the Pinnacle floorplan. When you see the size of the under truss lanai in this layout, it is easy to understand why. We don’t always build the summer kitchens for the full length of the available wall in this layout. In the past, we have built it more toward the center with two corners or shifted it to the interior side and stopped before the edge of the wall. However, in this case we ran it all 13’3”, that’s a lot of grilling love! We tucked the sink to the left of the grill, which freed up the remaining right side solely for counterspace and plenty of room for food prep.

To the left, you see the undermount sink with the high-arc faucet. The high-arc faucet that we use is a Delta faucet with a removable spray nozzle. It is also magnetic so that it stays in place and does not sag when you put it back. We vented the Trade-Wind 36” hood through the existing vent stack that DiVosta/Pulte installs with their summer kitchen rough-in package. Under the 32” 4-burner Blaze grill the customer upgraded from the simple double access door to the Blaze 32” double drawer/access door combo. The Blaze outdoor rated 4.1 CU FT refrigerator keeps the drinks cool on those hot pool days. Everything is easier to keep tidy with the Blaze narrow trash bin that rolls out and comes with a 42-quart trash bin.

The granite was a level 1 Santa Cecilia granite. The homeowner went with the most commonly selected backsplash layout which is 4” side splash on the left and 4” backsplash that rises to 36” in height for a width of 36” centered behind the grill and under the hood. This was paired with the Silver Travertine stacked stone. The Silver Travertine is so versatile, typically we see it paired with a cooler tone granite, but it does pull some browns and looks great with the warmer granite types too.

The hood vent cover is custom made for a couple of different reasons as is the case with this project. Due to the truss structure, the vent stack running through the attic comes out a little far off the wall. This is why you see the vent cover step out a little further as it gets closer to the ceiling. Another reason why we have our vent covers custom made is because although the hood itself is perfectly square the walls, unlike the hood and the vent covers, are made by hand not manufactured. We will sometimes have vent covers that are longer on side than the other, or the front may need to be made longer than the back.

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At the completion of this outdoor living area project, the customer wrote.

”I am thoroughly pleased with my new outdoor kitchen. From design to installation, all aspects were handled professionally and with top shelf customer service. Highly recommended!!!”

Your New Outdoor Living Area Awaits!

Are you looking for a professional outdoor kitchen contractor in the Southwest Florida area? Look no further than the Elegant Outdoor Kitchens team. We specialize in the construction of beautiful and elegant custom outdoor kitchen areas. Give us a call today to start the design consultation process.