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Nestling a built-in barbecue amid rich plantings makes for a more inviting dining area. Counter space was included next to the grill as a landing spot for hot plates.
A sizable brick barbecue is the focal point of this outdoor dining area. A natural-gas line fuels easy starts for wood fires.
There are two grills: one for meats, one for veggies. Toasted marshmallows usually top the after-dinner menu.
Interlocking bricks provide a solid, low-maintenance floor.
Boost the presence of an outdoor kitchen by surrounding it with an interesting environment. Here, a simple pergola adjacent to the barbecue center creates a living background. The vines and trees make this a private space for entertaining.
By contrast to the busy backdrop, the flooring is visually quiet. Long planks of natural-finish wood decking stretch out underfoot across the entertainment area.
In addition to the seating it offers, the deck's built-in bench also functions as a railing that defines the deck and protects guests from a drop-off.
Douglas-fir pergolas give definition to the spa and dining spaces, setting boundaries similar to the way walls and ceilings do indoors. Of course, the views here are open to the pool and sky.
An eating bar is a practical addition to this outdoor kitchen. It allows for easy snack service during playtime breaks.
Steps leading from a sandy play space to the outdoor kitchen help conquer the yard's severe slope. Native wildflowers also scramble across the hillside, turning the potentially awkward area into a sea of color.
Perched high for a bird's-eye view of the rolling hills beyond, this 400-square-foot outdoor kitchen is fully stocked. Features include everything a first-rate setup needs:
-- Commerical-grade grill
-- Wood-burning oven
-- Plenty of storage
-- Eating counter
Swim on up and have some refreshments. That's the invitation of this hillside pool.
The pool is actually a cliff-hanger. Built into a hillside, the pool is supported along its outer edge by footings drilled deep into the slope. The far lip of the pool has an infinity edge--there seems to be no edge at all.
Set up under the home's eaves, this poolside grill area has a built-in gas grill. Storage cabinets along the floor are topped by a poured-concrete countertop, which doubles as a buffet server for the table.
FULL YEAR just $5.99