Top 5 Design Posts of the Week – Outdoor Entertainment and Cooking

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week – Outdoor Entertainment and Cooking - Architessa

With Spring in full swing, it’s time we return to our outdoor entertainment and cooking spaces! Start firing up the grill, dusting off the patio furniture, and having the s’mores supplies on deck for a warm evening spent with friends and family. Take advantage of the freedom warm weather provides, and with so many options for utilizing exterior entertainment spaces, we’ve got you covered in this week’s Top 5! Check out the best of the outdoor entertainment and cooking spaces below and let us know your favorite in the comments!


1. Backyard Inspirations for Summertime Fun

50 Backyard Ideas That’ll Transform Your Space Into Paradise, House Beautiful



Our first design inspiration of the week comes from House Beautiful,where they’re bringing us 50 backyard inspirations that evoke paradise. Whether you’re working with tons of exterior space or are making the most out of a smaller area, we’ve got you covered with this article! From pool tiling to smaller water features to lush greenery, you won’t want to miss what’s in store for your next backyard renovation. Check it out with the link above!


2. Spectacular Outdoor Kitchens

21 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas That’ll Make You Want to Eat Outside All Season Long, Country Living


Cooking and enjoying a meal in the great outdoors form the comfort of your own backyard is one of the best warm-weather activities. Having the right views while you’re preparing the grill can elevate your experience to the next level. Our second design-inspiration brings us to the world of outdoor kitchens. How do you create the best cooking area for your exterior space? From backyard patio-pavilions to wood-fired outdoor pizza ovens and everything in-between, we’ve got you covered! Check out all the outdoor cooking ad kitchen setups in the link above.


3. Outdoor-Indoor Flexibility

28 luxurious Indoor-Outdoor Rooms, Architectural Digest



While having an outdoor entertainment space is nice, there’s one thing you can’t control during a renovation, which is mother nature. By designing spaces flexible for both indoor and outdoor use, you’re left with space that’s usable in any weather condition. All it takes are some flexible covering options, making sure you have the right materials, and a keen sense of design (which we’re providing!). Check out these outdoor-indoor spaces from Architectural Digestand let us know your favorite!


4. Outdoor Kitchens Your Guests Will Love

27 Amazing Outdoor Kitchen Ideas Your Guest Will Go Crazy For, HomeBNC


From the basic barbecue grill station, all the way to a pool bar, outdoor kitchens, and cooking spaces come in all shapes and sizes. Whether your style is shabby chic, rustic, or even outdoor glam, HomeBNC has you covered in their 27 outdoor kitchen design inspirations. We loved the incorporated wood storage shown above accompanying the green egg as it’s simple yet stylish, and the wood compliments the off-white countertops perfectly. The cherry deck isn’t overstated and doesn’t hinder the surrounding views of nature, making this one of the best outdoor cooking setups we’ve seen! Check out the rest of their 27 outdoor inspirations in the link above!


5. Building the Outdoor Setup of Your Dreams

    50 Outdoor Dream Kitchens for Every Style and Space, the Spruce



    Our final design inspiration of the week brings us outdoor kitchen possibilities for every style and space, courtesy of the Spruce.

    “Three in four adults in the United States own a grill or smoker, according to the most recent report from the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association (HPBA). While a portable grill will get you started, you can quickly make it more elaborate with an easy-to-assemble bbq island kit by building something yourself or hiring a professional to create a kitchen that reflects the materials and style of your home.”

    Taking budget, size, location, materials, equipment, codes and regulations, and even lighting into account can have a drastic effect on how your outdoor space turns out. With all the design elements at your disposal, there’s nothing more you need for your next exterior renovation! Check out the guide to creating the outdoor kitchen and entertainment space of your dreams in the link above!



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