Outdoor kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, customized to personal preference and budget while negotiating space constrictions and logistics. Whether it is a complete backyard remodel with landscape design, or installing a multiuse open-air kitchen, the options and features are many and require careful planning. This versatile outdoor kitchen in suburban New York is an example of maximizing function and utility with a sleek design without redesigning the whole backyard. New York-based landscaping specialists, Designing With Elements, have expertly crafted this cooking workstation to complement and match the backyard space.
Using stylish midnight blue custom cabinets to anchor the island, the designers have provided a cooking area with plenty of storage, workspace, and room for appliances. The stainless steel appliances offer a wonderful contrast to the darker cabinets and are championed by a built-in grill from Summerset. A built-in ice chest for refreshing drinks is to one side, and a built-in side burner for more cooking options is installed to the other end. White countertops brighten the island matching the accents of the home while providing needed prep space. The entire island is leveled using adjustable feet on the uneven surface to keep it safe, functional, and efficient. Modern and smooth, this outdoor kitchen is fashioned to balance the aesthetic of the backyard and not dominating it.