outdoor kitchens are perhaps the most popular type of outdoor room built by Exterior Worlds. This is because
these rooms are essentially indoor living space inverted and transformed into
outdoor comfort zones. They are designed to give you everything that a
custom indoor kitchen gives you.
In addition to
convenient usage, there are any number amenities and features that can be added
to these rooms. Furnishings and technology typically associated with
living rooms and family rooms can also be integrated with these floor plans in
order to provide you with one central area for food preparation, dining,
relaxation, conversation, and media entertainment.
Certain features of
kitchens are standard, functional features that go into every one of these
structures. These features are built into the room in order to make it
self-sustaining. There is little point in investing in any outdoor
living environment that requires you to run back inside to use an appliance
or pick up food materials. Our outdoor rooms
are more thoughtfully planned than that. They are built with specific
standard features that make it possible to begin and end an afternoon or evening
outside without ever having to return to the house for any reason.
Let’s take a look at some of the standard options that make this high level
of convenience possible.
refrigerators we install are just as large as indoor equivalents and are rated
for outdoor use. They can be used to store any foodstuffs you normally
specifically directed otherwise by the client, we furnish ever covered outdoor
kitchen with a separate freezer unit. This is not because the freezer
units in refrigerators work any less effectively; they simply do not have enough
storage area. Investing in an outdoor freezer allows you to stock up a
variety of meats for traditional dishes and for outdoor grilling.
Fine cuisine often involves preparing soups and sauces that
need burners for heating. Rather than having you sacrifice half of your
cooking area for liquid foods, we place a separate set of burners to the side of
the main stove so you can use one part for meats and vegetables and the other
for soups and sauces.
full-sized and built with Thanksgiving and Christmas baking in mind. There
is never a need to prepare anything in an indoor oven and bring it
outside. You can bake a turkey, roast, lamb, or Christmas duck right in
your covered outdoor kitchen oven.
Steel Cabinets and Drawers
Stainless steel has a remarkable
durability that makes it impervious to the elements. It also has a very
strong and simple aesthetic that will blend well with any number of interior
decorating themes. Cabinets are drawers are always built to scale
comparable to those in your interior kitchen. There will be plenty of room
for you to store cookware and utensils when the day is done.
These are very important little appliances that people never
realize they need until the Texas heat begins to raise the temperatures in their
Marble Food Preparation Areas
Granite is the preferred countertop
material in most of our covered outdoor kitchens. However, we want our
clients to participate as much as possible in the design phase, so there are
many projects we have done where fine marble has been substituted for
are designed to look superb on an aesthetic level and to also provide plenty of
space for food preparation. There is never a cramped feeling in a covered
outdoor kitchen by Exterior
Worlds. Our food preparation areas are designed with holiday meals and
formal celebration in mind, so there will always be plenty of room to work
regardless of the size or interior architecture of the structure..
There is little point in preparing the equivalent of a
five-star meal if you have to pack it to another area to enjoy it. That is
why all of our covered outdoor kitchens are designed with fine flooring areas, a
dining room table, and plenty of seating for guests. The actual size of
your dining area and table are determined during our consultation phase, where
we work with you to accurately forecast the average number of attendees to your
summer parties and fall events.
Systems and Controls
A reputable lighting
design and control company is brought in to install interior lighting for
task and décor. This lets you host events starting in the evening and
continue well into the night regardless of external lighting conditions or
a look at now some of the custom options that we can build covered outdoor
kitchens. There is a great range of flexibility in what we can do here,
and much of it depends on your personal lifestyle and interests. Keep in
mind that these are custom rooms, so once we have taken care of the basics of
structure and functionality, you virtually have free reign in choosing the
options that best meet your home entertainment needs.
Texans love to grill year round. Weather permitting,
there is always a grill going somewhere in the city on any given weekend.
Adding a side grill near the stove in your covered outdoor kitchen will allow
you to use your outdoor room for events that typically call for barbecue as the
main course, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor
That way, if it
rains on one of these holidays, you have a roof over your head and still get to
make the best of the day outdoors.
If aesthetics matters more to you than durability, cabinets
and drawers can be custom built out of fine woods such as maple, oak, or
A living room area right next to the dining area extends
convenience into luxury. Anything from fine tiled floors to fully carpeted
interiors can be built in these spaces, along with couches, chairs, papasan
lounges, recliners, and rockers.
These living room
areas can also be very cozy in the winter with the addition of a fireplace or
fire pit. Fireplaces tend to make an outdoor living area look identical to
an indoor room with traditional design. On a practical level, though, a
central fire pit in the center of the room can warm a small area better than
Everything from plasma flat screen TVs to high-end stereo
equipment can be installed in the living room portion of your covered outdoor
kitchen. Our lighting design partners can even install special controls
that can change the lighting to match the moods of music or themes of movies at
the push of a button.
Always think of
lifestyle and convenience when you think of covered outdoor kitchens by Exterior
Worlds. While these structures do represent an investment on your part,
the increase in property value they typically generate represents a considerable
return should you ever decide to sell your home, and many years of fine Houston
outdoor living should you choose to remain in it.