Outdoor Kitchen and Bar Landscape Design
As the darker and cooler days of winter give way to warming rays of bright sunshine, spring fever promotes visions of outdoor entertaining and relaxing in a patio that entwines the convenience of a fully functional kitchen with the surrounding beauty of nature. Wichman Landscape Construction is ready to design and create your Pittsburgh outdoor kitchen, making those visions a reality that you will enjoy for seasons to come.
Imagine al fresco dining on your own patio, surrounded by beautiful paving stonework. Friends arrive and are beckoned to your fully stocked outdoor bar. Drinks in hand, socializing commences as well as dinner preparation. Now the cook is no longer alone, relegated into the house to slave behind the stove in a steamy kitchen while everyone else is having fun outdoors. Everyone can participate in the catching up and lend a hand in the kitchen simultaneously, all from the patio that was designed with your cooking and entertaining needs in mind. Children can continue their outdoor play while the grownups enjoy dessert and coffee around the dancing flames of a fire pit.
For centuries, the kitchen was dubbed the heart of the home. It is still the place where people gather, converse, dine and relax. Now the heart of the home has been replicated outdoors for the benefits of fresh air and sunlight. Outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular and fully functional. A well-equipped outdoor kitchen may include a bar for mixing drinks for that weekend cocktail gathering or for relaxing with a glass of wine after a hard day of being cooped up in a drab office. If you are fortunate enough to work from home on a computer, set up the coffee machine at the outdoor bar, bring your laptop and enjoy the inspiring motivation of nature. When it comes time begin dinner preparations, a culinary haven designed to suit all of your cooking needs, from granite or limestone countertops for food prep to refrigerators to hold perishable ingredients to complete built in cooktops with side burners and warming drawers, is at your disposal. Storage compartments are available to house all of your cookware, utensils and nonperishable provisions.
Outdoor Kitchens & Fire Pits
No longer limited to a large barbecue grill and an umbrella-shaded table situated on a concrete floor, today’s outdoor kitchens offer all of the amenities of the indoor kitchen, including unique design that compliments your lifestyle. Patio designs can incorporate several designated spaces, from a conversational seating arrangement around a fire pit to the cooking area to the scenic dining spot. This may be achieved in an open plan separated by low brick walls and potted plants, or through the construction of multiple decks at varying levels. When it comes to the outdoor kitchen, consider the things that you like to cook the most and incorporate that into your design. For example, if you revel in gourmet pizza creations, consider a pizza oven as part of your outdoor kitchen schematic. If kicking off a party with drinks is your idea of a good time, a bar outdoors will allow you to stay in the conversation as you mix those margaritas for your guests without having to duck indoors.
In addition to designing your Pittsburgh outdoor kitchen, Wichman Landscape Construction can also install attractive lighting options for when those evening conversations continue after the sun recedes. Installation of seating walls, pergolas and plantings will enhance your outdoor living space. All you will need to do is add some whimsical garden décor and a few boldly colored and patterned cushions to infuse your personal flare, and then enjoy the good life outdoors.