Rustic Stone Outdoor Kitchen, Gorgeous Pergola, Making the Most of Your Space in Texas

Everything may be bigger in Texas, but even these neighborhoods have a limited footprint and this family has maximized their space to provide a high-end outdoor cooking experience. To add texture and contrast to the brick construction of the home, the outdoor kitchen is constructed of flat stone with a palette of earth tones that brighten the space.  A gorgeous dark wood pergola crowns the space with rustic charm and warmth while providing partial shelter and shade.  For those hot Texas summers, a matching outdoor ceiling fan has been installed to keep the air circulating and the smoke from building up.

The kitchen features a wrap-around island stocked full of appliances and a separate standalone island that can double as prep space and bar seating. A stainless steel Summerset Grill, matching side burner, and Big Green Egg adorn one branch of the island while matching cold storage, dry storage, and built-in ice chest fills out the other branch.  Rough-cut stone countertops crown both islands and a shallow wraparound shelf provides a polished look and additional bar seating as necessary. Such multiuse elements add function and flexibility to space, which is key in maximizing the utility and extending the living space of the home outside.

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