Sorry, to brag, but this installation deserves some loving.
Among Georgetown, TX outdoor kitchen builders, ours is – how should we say it? – AMAZING!
When we arrived at our new client’s home for their free, no-obligation design consultation, the only outdoor living space feature in their backyard was an existing covered patio – and pretty sweet it was.
But, alas, the homeowners were foodies – and you know what that means. Truly world-class meals will be lovingly prepared at every opportunity for family, friends and even some very lucky neighbors.
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No matter how you look at it, this project is much more than your typical covered patio amenities and covered patio upgrades. What was really cool about this project was that the clients wanted virtually every convenience they had inside their interior house kitchen to be duplicated outside in their covered patio.
Interestingly enough, the home was a new build, so our outdoor kitchen installation really completed this new move-in transition beautifully.
According to Archadeck designer Jim Schallon, Archadeck of Austin designed and installed this snazzy new outdoor kitchen in an existing covered patio space that was until then just an area to lounge, relax, and enjoy the evening sky.
What was missing was the aromatic pleasures that were typically found inside their kitchen.
To the left of it, you’ll notice an extra-wide outdoor grilling station for steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and another family favorite – grilled vegetables.. Also, notice the generous storage drawers below the grill and the gas stove top burner. Once stocked with their preferred essentials, there is no longer a need to go back into the house because “Oops, I forgot something!”
The far left includes a pull out trash drawer for food trash, as well as recyclables.
And in case you didn’t notice, check out that big red smoker at far right, atop – and surrounded by, the stacked stone foundation.
It’s the Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill and Smoker, and low and slow is the way to cook with it.
The generously-sized 42-inch diameter features a grill that also has a rotisserie that cooks with infrared heat, a 20-inch power burner, trash can, storage, and a warming drawer. The setup is so complete that there are even 3 additional power outlets in the backsplash.
The beautifully rich stonework is Limestone with a Buff Lueder’s cap. We chose Lueder’s as it is a tried and true Texas limestone and is sawn on top, as well as the bottom.
It contains a rich variation in gradients and colors from buff, light-gold, dove gray, to even deep-golds. If you happened not to be familiar with it, Lueders limestone originates from a well-established stone quarry in North Texas.
Native to North Texas, this rectangular-shaped limestone showcases abundant shades of charcoals and grays. Lueders natural stone veneer presents a timeless classic look to any application. Formal sawn heights in buff, white, cream and brown have made this a popular choice.
Because of the size of the grill, the kitchen needed to be designed and built with a larger depth than we typically construct, since once you get over a 36-inch grill, the lid of the grill descends further back. So it requires a standard depth surface (30-inches with a 6-inch backsplash) to accommodate the swing of the back of the lid/cover of the grill. This finished outdoor kitchen is 42-inches deep per the final specs.
Also, the cap on the backsplash is a little bigger than normal to coincide with the other larger dimensions. And if the client wants to screen the patio cover, it can easily be done without obstruction.
Should readers be interested in having us design an outdoor kitchen for them, too, make note that a building permit is now required in Georgetown, TX as well as Round Rock – which is a recent requirement.
When planning, new outdoor kitchen clients may want to contact their local building department and inquire to make sure they are aware when planning and budgeting.
As you can see, choosing an outdoor living contractor is easy when your name is Archadeck. Admit it … now you want one, too – right?
Contact Archadeck of Austin today to schedule your free design consultation.
Just when you thought Austin, TX, outdoor kitchens couldn’t get any better! Nothing is more perfect than having a grand vision for your outdoor living space and seeing it brought to life by the skilled hands of Archadeck of Austin. Specifically, we are talking about a full outdoor kitchen, adjacent covered porch and spacious patio in Hudson Bend. When you look at the “Before” and “After” pictures of this project, you may be stunned by the visual impact of this transformation, but you won’t be surprised if you already know us by our reputation as the premier Austin, TX, outdoor kitchen builder. Let the photos tell the story!
The homeowners wanted an outdoor kitchen complete with “the works“: oversized grill, warming drawer, refrigerator, ice bin, storage area, stone countertops, bar seating and more. They wanted to entertain and relax at the same time without running inside for anything. They wanted a covered porch protected from the sun when it was too hot, protection from rain showers, an open patio where they could soak up the sun’s gentle warmth on cooler, sunny days, and a heat source to take the chill off of winter evenings.
When selecting materials for this new outdoor living combination, the homeowners were guided by the home’s neutral stone façade. For the base of the outdoor kitchen, they chose a Ledgestone block system with a dry-stacked look in a mix of silver, white and nicotine colors. For the countertops, they went with a smooth, chocolate Leuders limestone, which will become even more beautiful with age.
With their materials selected, construction could begin — or, destruction. The old flagstone patio had to be demolished and removed. The new concrete slab we poured for their patio also serves as the base for the outdoor kitchen and covered porch area. For added beauty, we stained the concrete surface to match the hues of the various stone elements we would be using.
The covered porch design called for the richness of a sturdy cedar pergola to complement the stone structures. We installed a polygal cover atop the pergola to increase shade and to provide protection from rain.
Installation of the oversized grill presented a challenge, but Archadeck of Austin rose to meet it. While most outdoor kitchen grills are a standard 24″ deep, this grill sits 27″ deep into the stone countertop, so the kitchen had to be planned and measured meticulously. We even hand-chiseled the backsplash of the kitchen counter to ensure the cover (lid) of the grill would operate with ease. And so it does!
These Hudson Bend homeowners have a flair for décor, and it shows in their flawless integration of sconces and pendant lights as graceful accents against the stone and cedar backdrop. Archadeck of Austin installed their selected lighting. Finally, they wanted an immediate heat source, so they have placed infrared heaters in the kitchen and porch areas. This will increase the versatility of their beautiful outdoor kitchen/covered porch/open patio combination space for cooking, dining, relaxing and entertaining.
Outdoor kitchen. Check. Covered porch. Check. Patio. Check. Enjoy! If you would like to learn more about creating the outdoor kitchen combination project of your dreams, contact Archadeck of Austin today at (512) 259-8282 or via email at email@example.com to schedule a free design consultation.