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Houston Fire Pits – 4 Of Our Favorites

Houston Fire Pits – 4 Of Our Favorites

Here are a few of our favorite Houston fire pits – all part of outdoor kitchens, covered patios and other outdoor living spaces designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston:

 Nighttime fun around the fire …

This fire pit by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston helps extend outdoor entertaining into the night with its warmth and glow near the covered patio with an outdoor kitchen, outdoor bar and grill area, retaining walls, stamped concrete hardscape and an outdoor media room. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com

This fire pit by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston helps extend outdoor entertaining into the night with its warmth and glow. Conveniently located near the covered patio and its outdoor kitchen, outdoor media room and outdoor bar and grill area, cool drinks, hot steaks and tonight’s game are only a few steps away. And patio chairs can be brought over at night to create a cozy fireside conversation area.

 Linger a little longer …

This fire pit, designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston, extends the outdoor living season - and your day - with its warmth and glow. This one is part of a warm, cozy, rustic covered patio with a slanted wood ceiling, an outdoor bar and grill area with an outdoor kitchen, patio seating, a tile floor and an outdoor media center, not to mention glowing pendant lamps. More at www,.outdoorhomescapes.com

As is the case with many Houston fire pits, this design has a rustic, down-to-earth glow that matches Houstonians’ blend of energy and hospitality. The wicker swivel chairs around the dining table can be brought to the fire as nighttime settles in (or as the season grows colder). And a glass of wine or bottle of cold craft beer is always nearby – on the other side of the outdoor bar and grill island.

 

Family time …

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 We’re all so busy and in front of screens all day. Why not start an evening ritual of family time around the fire? This is the ideal environment for it – with a dining table for family dinners nearby. Just a few steps more, and you can snuggle up, let your dinner settle, listen to some wind-down music from the speakers above and share something about your day.

 

A personal retreat …

 Even though Houston fire pits typically beckon a crowd, they also provide an ideal get-away in a world of distractions, worries and obligations. This intimate setting, designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston, with a fire in the middle, creates a focal point, a sense of calm and an infusion of energy. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com

Even though Houston fire pits typically beckon a crowd, they also provide an ideal get-away in a world of distractions, worries and obligations. This intimate setting, with a fire in the middle, creates a focal point, a sense of calm and an infusion of energy.

Like what you see? Want a fire pit – or outdoor living space – of your own? Just contact us today! We’ll get the ball rolling!

You can also find more design inspiration for Houston fire pits on Houzz.

 

 

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Outdoor refrigerator, side burner free with built-in grill!

Outdoor refrigerator, side burner free with built-in grill!

 

This outdoor kitchen by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston features (from left) a Big Green Egg grill, an RCS outdoor refrigerator, an RCS grill, an RCS side burner and an outdoor sink. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com/blogGet an outdoor refrigerator and side burner FREE with a built-in, 30-inch RCS grill when you get an outdoor kitchen designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston.

To participate or learn more, just contact us!

The RCS (Renaissance Cooking Systems) grill in the promotion is a 27 Cutlass Series II Grill With Rear Burner (list price $1,599). It’s a definite favorite of ours (after all, owner Wayne Franks cooks on one himself).

Measuring 29 3/4 inches wide by 18 inches deep by 11 inches high (with a 27-inch wide grill area offering 577 square inches of cooking space), this high-performance, commercial-grade grill offers two stainless steel burners and a 15-inch stainless/ceramic high-heat rear burner. Other features include a stainless steel rotisserie motor with heavy forks and rod, 30,000 BTUs of cooking power, 417 square inches of primary cooking space, 160 square inches of secondary cooking space, an interior halogen light, stainless steel cooking grids, grilling zone separators, stainless steel “flame tamers” and a Sure-Strike Ignition System.

The RCS outdoor refrigerator, valued at $369, measures 4.8 cubic feet, with high-quality stainless steel construction that holds up to the elements. It includes a door lock, stylish stainless steel door front with black trim, interior light and adjustable feet/levelers. This model also offers an adjustable thermostat, adjustable interior glass shelves, an automatic defrost system and two inner drawers.

For more information on outdoor refrigerators, check out this great article, called “How to Buy An Outdoor Refrigerator.”

The RCS drop-in side burner, valued at $379, measures 8 1/2 inches wide by 16 1/2 inches deep. It also offers commercial-grade 304 stainless steel construction, 12,000 BTUs of cooking power and a cover/lid.

Don’t wait to take advantage of this limited-time offer (worth a combined value of $748)! Contact us today!

 

 

 

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Big Green Egg Grill Giveaway – One Week Left!

Big Green Egg Grill Giveaway – One Week Left!

Big Green Egg Grill Giveaway alert! Only one week left to participate!

Here’s the deal: Get a built-in, large Big Green Egg grill FREE when you let Outdoor Homescapes of Houston design and build your outdoor kitchen!

Big Green Egg Giveaway picture by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. This outdoor kitchen features a Big Green Egg grill (at left), outdoor refrigerator (second from left), RCS grill (middle), RCS double burner (second from right and outdoor sink). More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com/blog

To enter, just go to our Wishpond Big Green Egg Giveaway landing page on our Facebook page. Or, simply contact us!

But – just to review – what’s a Big Green Egg? And why would you want it built into your outdoor kitchen (or summer kitchen, or patio kitchen, or whatever you prefer calling it)?

A Big Green Egg is what’s known as a kamado-style ceramic cooker. So what’s a kamado, you ask? Well, it’s a grill, oven and smoker in one with an airtight ceramic chamber that allows for greater heat and moisture retention. This renders food incomparably moist and delicious, with all the flavor sealed in! Kamado style cookers are especially popular right now for briskets, roasts and anything you’d normally cook in an indoor convection oven.

Oh, and it’s green and shaped like an egg – hence the name “Big Green Egg.”

The Big Green Egg, however, must be elevated to a proper working height. You can buy a metal stands, called a Big Green Egg Nest, but you still need working and serving space. For this reason, Big Green Egg tables or carts are also available. But in our humble opinion, they look kind of awkward:

 

And, since many of today’s outdoor kitchens are acquiring a growing number of amenities and appliances, the most popular aesthetic and functional option is combining them all in built-in islands.

Pictured above is our latest Big Green Egg outdoor kitchen island.

It’s 16-feet long, complete with a Big Green Egg (size small) and an RCS outdoor refrigerator on the left. The countertop is a honed and filled, hand-picked, NYSA 18-inch travertine tile. Moving toward the right is a stainless steel 42-inch professional-grade RCS grill with a infrared burner for searing. 

The grill – along with the Fire Magic double burner for crawfish and shrimp boils - help accommodate all the outdoor entertaining done by the homeowner. So do the outdoor sink and built-in storage from several stainless steel doors and drawers. The island walls are dry-stacked Virginia Profit ledge stone.

Gorgeous, no?

So why put it off anymore? You work hard – don’t forget to play! Join our Big Green Egg Grill Giveaway today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Houston Outdoor Kitchen With Silver Travertine Tile Countertop

Houston Outdoor Kitchen With Silver Travertine Tile Countertop

Silver travertine tile can be a unique, stylish countertop, as seen in this outdoor kitchen by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. more at www.outdoorhomescapes.com.

Silver travertine tile is a stylish, unique choice for outdoor kitchen countertops, as you can see in this video of Outdoor Homescapes of Houston’s latest outdoor kitchen.

In it, company owner Wayne Franks features a small, stylish outdoor kitchen with silver travertine tile counters and an easily accessible outdoor kitchen fridge.

“It’s a natural stone,” says Franks of the silver travertine tile, noting the nicely finished backsplash complete with electrical outlets for countertop appliances.

Echoing the hue of the silver travertine tile is the stainless steel of the high-performance grill and storage, drawers and doors housed in islands. Contrasting beautifully with the silver are white Austin limestone dry-stacked island walls.

The same Austin limestone can be seen on the columns of the adjoining covered patio and its audio-visual TV wall – visually tying the spaces together.

“What’s kind of unique here is that we’ve placed the outdoor fridge and drink cooler on the outside of the kitchen island,” notes Franks, panning around to the outside of the island, facing the TV and conversation area by the pool. “Real easy access for everyone.”

Built-in outdoor refrigerator built into exterior of stone outdoor kitchen island with silver travertine tile counter. The positioning of the fridge on the outside of the wall, facing the entertaining, conversation and media area, provides ultimate accessibility. Outdoor living space designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com/blogOutdoor living space with outdoor kitchen in background by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. Outdoor refrigerator built into exterior of kitchen island, next to entertaining, media and conversation area provides ultimate accessibility. The outdoor kitchen island also has a unique silver travertine tile countertop. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com/blog

“The client put this pool in, but we helped with the structure,” explains Franks. 

Beautiful built-in pool with fountains next to outdoor living space and outdoor kitchen with silver travertine tile countertop by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com/blog

Do you  like the look of the silver travertine tile on countertops? If so, you may want to check out some of these images of silver travertine tile on Houzz.

 

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Big Green Egg Giveaway Enters Second Week in Houston!

Big Green Egg Giveaway Enters Second Week in Houston!

It’s our Big Green Egg Giveaway – Week Two!

That’s right! On April 7, 2014, we here at Outdoor Homescapes of Houston announced we’d be giving away a large Big Green Egg This built-in Big Green Egg was designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com.grill (the most popular model, with an estimated retail value of $849) to anyone getting a custom outdoor kitchen designed and built by us!

The Big Green Egg promotion is a fun way to kick off the season after a particularly cold, wet, miserable winter. To participate, all you have to do is go to our Big Green Egg Giveaway website page or our Wishpond Big Green Egg Giveaway landing page!

What’s a Big Green Egg?

For the uninitiated, a Big Green Egg is a kamado-style ceramic charcoal cooker. Not only is it versatile, with the ability to function as a grill, oven or smoker – its airtight ceramic chamber retains heat and moisture, rendering food juicy and delicious! We’re talking restaurant quality!

The thing with the Big Green Egg and other kamado-style cookers is, you need to lift them to a proper working height. You also need to provide them with working and serving space. Although you can buy Big Green Egg tables and metal stands (called “Big Green Egg Nests”), people are gravitating more to cabinets and islands for their outdoor kitchens – so they can keep all their outdoor appliances and amenities functionally – and aesthetically – coordinated.

Why Big Green Egg islands?

Here’s a gallery of some of our Big Green Egg islands. And we’ve got to tell you - people love them! In fact, our Big Green Egg islands on Houzz are by far our most popular images on the site.

And here’s a video of our latest Big Green Egg island, narrated by company owner Wayne Franks:

Interested in getting your Big Green Egg for free? Well, you’ve only got two weeks left! So visit one of our Big Green Egg Giveaway pages (above), or just contact us today!

 

 

 

 

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It’s Our 2014 Big Green Egg Giveaway!

It’s Our 2014 Big Green Egg Giveaway!

It’s time for our Big Green Egg Giveaway! Outdoor kitchen design has been revolutionized by this versatile, ceramic charcoal cooker and we want you to take advantage of it with our special offer!

That’s right! For each outdoor kitchen designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston, we’re offering a complimentary, large Big Green Egg grill (valued at $800 and up) build into an island!

Outdoor kitchen with built-in Big Green Egg island by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. The outdoor living space design and build company in Cypress, TX is offering a 2014 Big Green Egg Giveaway. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.comWhat’s a Big Green Egg, you ask?

Well, it’s arguably one of the most well-known, popular kamado-style ceramic charcoal barbecue cookers out there! Kamado-style cookers are derived from an ancient clay cooking device known as a “kamado.” They’ve become increasingly popular in recent years because they cook in a unique style that makes meat unbelievably tender, moist and juicy. People also like kamado grills because they can be used as ovens, grills and/or smokers.

But why a Big Green Egg?

Well, of course, there are many other models and brands of kamado grills besides the Big Green Egg. In fact, we also just started offering the charcoal-free Kamado Gourmet for our outdoor kitchens, too. But the Big Green Egg brand is widely acclaimed as the first American-designed model and has become become synonymous with kamado-style barbecue cookers. Even if people are talking about a different kamado grill, they often call it a Big Green Egg. Besides, you can’t argue with all of the brand’s top ratings, like this About.com review on the Big Green Egg.

The thing about the Big Green Egg grill, however, is that it needs to be raised to a proper working height. And sure, you can buy a Cedar Pro Smart Cart for the Big Green Egg grill. Part of a blog post by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston on its 2014 Big Egg Grill giveaway. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com/blogmetal stand, called a “Big Green Egg Nest,” for this purpose. But Big Green Egg Nests don’t offer the serving and working space an outdoor cooking and grilling area really needs. Of course, you can also buy a Big Green Egg table or cart, but in our humble opinion it looks … well, awkward (see image at left).

In contrast, our popular Big Green Egg island designs offer a sophisticated, integrated approach, with this kamado-style cooker built into a stone island along with a grill, granite countertops and other outdoor kitchen amenities. It’s about design – one that’s incorporated into your existing space and looks like it’s always been there.

Want to see how Big Green Eggs look built into outdoor kitchen islands? Here’s a video from last week’s blog post on one of our most recent Big Green Egg islands:

 

And here’s a photo gallery of our other Big Green Egg islands:

 

 

Aren’t they gorgeous? No wonder our Big Green Egg images on Houzz are our most popular!

So – are you interested in joining our Big Green Egg giveaway? All you have to do is contact us!

 

 

 

 

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Big Green Egg Island Design In Houston

Big Green Egg Island Design In Houston

A Big Green Egg island for an outdoor kitchen in Houston?

What a stylish, functional way to house America’s most popular kamado grills!

Kamado-style ceramic cookers are growing increasingly popular because of their ability to function as an oven, grill and smoker. The challenge with the Big Green Egg and other kamado-style ceramic cookers, however, is stylishly raising them to a comfortable working height and providing working and serving space.

Here at Outdoor Homescapes, we solve the problem by building Big Green Eggs into custom-designed stone islands in clients’ outdoor kitchens and grilling areas. Sure, you can buy a Big Green Egg Nest (which is basically a metal stand) and it’ll look OK. But in our opinion, a custom designed stone island allows for working, serving and entertaining space that’s integrated into the architecture of your house.

Here’s a feature of our most recent project.

Let’s start with a video tour of the finished design by company owner Wayne Franks:

 

As pointed out by Wayne in the video, this large Big Green Egg grill is built into a stone island that raises the Big Green Egg grill to an optimal, comfortable working height. The kamado-style charcoal cooker sits on a table of Kremna granite (the same material the countertops are made of.) It also features a professional-grade, stainless steel RCS grill with two drawers and a door.

This Big Green Egg island also houses a professional-grade, stainless steel RCS grill with two drawers and a door.  The countertops are raised on one side, allowing for counter seating at the bar.  The island is constructed of Chardonnay Valley cobblestone. The flooring around it is designer stamped concrete.

Now, let’s back up to a “before shot” - a graphic rendering of the backyard before the Big Green Egg island was built.

A Big Green Egg island will be built in this backyard by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. This is a "before" shot of an outdoor kitchen project. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com

And here’s a photo gallery of some of the graphic renderings visualizing what this outdoor kitchen and its Big Green Egg island would look like, once complete:

 

Well, we hope you enjoyed this Big Green Egg island feature! It’s one of our favorite projects to date!

Interested in a similar project? Contact us – and we’ll get you started with a design today!

         

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Before And After – Outdoor Grill Island And Bar

Before And After – Outdoor Grill Island And Bar

How much of a difference can an outdoor grill island and bar make?

A world of difference, as you can see in this before-and-after feature of a side yard outdoor living space connecting a Houston home and garage!

As always, Outdoor Homescapes of Houston started the outdoor living space design process by taking “existing” or “before” shots of the property from different angles. Here’s the backyard view of the back of the garage, where a covered patio with a rustic-meets-contemporary outdoor grill island and bar is planned.

Before shot. Back view of a garage from the back yard. A covered patio with an outdoor bar and grill area will come into the backyard from this garage, and another covered outdoor living space - a living room - will span the distance between the garage and the house to the right. For more on Outdoor Homescapes of Houston, go to www.outdoorhomescapes.com

And here’s the back view of the house to the right:

Before shot of a Houston home that will have an outdoor living space with covered patios and a bar and grill area designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com

After speaking to the client’s family about its functional and aesthetic preferences and coming up with a design, the next step is always 3D renderings of the project. This way, clients know exactly what their outdoor kitchen, covered patio or other outdoor living space will look like and can make any changes before it’s built.

This first rendering shows the view from the back yard, with the new covered patio and its outdoor grill island and bar coming out from the back of the garage via roof extension. You can also see how a second roof extension spans the distance between the garage and house, creating an outdoor living room in between.

3D graphic rendering of an outdoor living space design by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. It features two covered patios with roof extensions, housing a bar and grill area and living room between a house and garage. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com.

Here’s another 3D graphic rendering, showing the view from the house:

3D graphic of outdoor living space design by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. It features two covered patios with roof extensions - one housing an outdoor bar and grill area and the other housing an outdoor living space spanning the distance between a house and garage. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com.

And here’s the finished project!

First, a view of the outdoor grill island and bar coming off the garage. The front face of the bar area, which has a built-in kegerator and outdoor refrigerator, has been raised to accommodate counter seating. The patio cover – made via gabled roof extension – features a wood ceiling with rustic, vintage-inspired outdoor ceiling fans. And the rustic theme continues with the light-colored, rugged-faced natural stone islands.

"After shot" of an outdoor living space design by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. This angle showed the covered patio housing an outdoor bar and grill area. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com

 

These second two shots show the completed outdoor grill island and bar off the garage …

Second "after shot" of outdoor living space design by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. This covered patio, made possible by a roof extension with a wooden ceiling, features a rusting outdoor bar and grill area. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com.

 

Here are two closeups of the outdoor bar and grill area:

Closeup of a rustic outdoor bar and grill area designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. It features a wet bar, RCS grill and double burner, built-in storage, outdoor refrigerator and Kegerator, all in natural stone islands. More at www.outdoorhomescapes.com.

 

This a closeup of a wood ceiling with rustic styled outdoor ceiling fans on a patio cover and roof extension designed and built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston. For more on this outdoor designer, go to www.outdoorhomescapes.com 

And here’s a closeup shot of the completed living room, with a Roman fountain, an outdoor heater, a natural stone retaining wall, designer stamped concrete floor, patio table and chairs:

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The homeowners are so pleased with this project, and use the outdoor heater to extend their enjoyment of the space into the cold season!

We hope you enjoyed this before-and-after feature of our outdoor grill island and bar! What do you like best about this project? Leave a comment and let us know!

Also check out more of our outdoor bar and grill projects on Houzz!

 

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Our Favorite Patio Covers: The Double A

Our Favorite Patio Covers: The Double A

Here it is – the first in Outdoor Homescapes of Houston’s favorite patio covers!

“This is one of my favorite outdoor living spaces,” says company owner Wayne Franks in the video (above).

This patio cover by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston is a roof extension done in a double A or double gable construction. For more patio covers, outdoor kitchens and outdoor living spaces, go to www.outdoorhomescapes.com.Under a roof extension spanning more than 28 feet, he notes, is an outdoor kitchen complete with a custom sink, granite countertops, an RCS double burner, 3 burner grill and power burner. Built into islands of Austin natural stone off the back of the house, this covered outdoor kitchen also includes a wet bar, Kegerator, ice maker, flat screen TV and stainless steel storage.

One of the things I like most about this outdoor living space is the ceiling,” says Franks, noting how the wood ceiling comes to a point in the middle.  “The ceiling was done in what we call a double A type of ceiling, or double gable.”

Franks also likes how the wet bar is right off the pool, and how the homeowners can watch football this fall from their large dining table and patio seating.

“And when it gets cold out,” says Franks, walking across the designer stamped concrete to another covered outdoor living space, “here’s the beautiful fireplace we built.”

The 18-foot-high fireplace, constructed of red brick to match the home’s exterior, features a flat screen TV over a wooden mantel with a stain matching the wooden ceiling above. The columns supporting this patio cover are also red brick. 

 

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Houston likely to see rise in outdoor kitchens

Houston likely to see rise in outdoor kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are becoming a very popular trend in Houston. Backyard kitchen plans have us busy all the time, and business has increased threefold in the past few years!

At least we think so, after reading another Houston Chronicle article about how the Exxon Mobil campus just south of The Woodlands is going to spur more high-end home development in Houston’s northwest quadrant.

“The biggest impact from Exxon Mobil’s impending arrival may well be on the housing market,” writes

Houston looks to see an increase of outdoor kitchens, patio covers and other outdoor designs. For more outdoor design ideas by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston, visit www.outdoorhomescapes.com

One of the many outdoor kitchens and patio covers featuring high-end amenities like an AV system, fire pit, wet bar and dining area.

Houston Chronicle real estate staff writer Nancy Sarnoff, “where property values are soaring and builders are confidently breaking ground on thousands of new homes.”

Well, we’re pretty excited about this growth in outdoor plans – especially since outdoor living spaces have become such a popular component of high-end homes.

Statistics for outdoor kitchens

Just consider this information from a June 21, 2013 Wall Street Journal article:

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, a company that manufactures equipment for high-end outdoor kitchens in Kalamazoo, Mich., says the average outdoor kitchen it built in 2012 cost $40,000, up from $30,000 in 2010.

“We’re selling bigger and bigger kitchens every year,” says Steve Adolph, the company’s president. Last year, the company introduced a dishwasher specifically designed for the outdoors. It’s built with a stainless-steel casing, specialized tubing and electric systems and a “winterization mode” for the off-season. 

High-end home builders nationwide, the article says, have also updated their plans to include

outdoor living spaces. KB Homes, for instance, has added “indoor-outdoor great rooms with sliding glass walls that open up to outdoor living areas on some homes in the $400,000-to-$1 million price range in Southern California.”

Particularly hot, according to the article, are outdoor kitchens called “summer kitchens” and furnished backyard living areas.

“We’d put a little table with two chairs and you’d have your pool,” said Greg Netro, president of the Florida North division of Toll Brothers. “Now many models include the summer kitchen, the fire pit, seating areas and the extension of the indoor living area.”

Local trends

This mirrors the trend we’ve seen in the Houston area, too. A growing number of our clients not

High-end covered outdoor kitchen with dishwasher, RCS 30" grill, double burner, refrigerator, sink, bar and trash drawer. Built by Outdoor Homescapes of Houston, an outdoor living space design company in Cypress, TX. More projects like this at www.outdoorhomescapes.com

One of our beautiful covered outdoor kitchens with dishwasher, RCS 30″ grill, double burner, refrigerator, sink, bar and trash drawer

only want bigger covered patios and covered outdoor kitchens, but more appliances and amenities – often built into natural stone islands with granite or stone countertops.

Among the popular bells and whistles are outdoor pizza ovens, professional-grade grills, Big Green Egg ceramic charcoal cookers, media rooms with fully integrated AV systems, flat-screen TVs,  wet bars with Kegerators and sinks, water features like fountains and waterfalls, natural stone structures and fire pits and fireplaces.

Another local trend we’ve seen echoing this nationwide movement toward bigger and better outdoor kitchens, patios and living spaces is the reworking of existing space to make way for more backyard living. (This was also mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article). We’ve seen this a lot in the city of Houston and its inner-ring communities to the west and northwest. Old homes with outdated floor plans are razed to make way for more modern layouts – and part of the new layouts are outdoor living spaces.

One of the drawbacks in some of these cases, is a lot size that’s smaller than a homeowner’s dream for a backyard retreat. That’s where our outdoor small-space kitchens have proven particularly popular. It’s also where hiring professional designers like Outdoor Homescapes of Houston comes in handy, because we have 3D landscape software allowing you to see the project before it’s built.

Outdoor kitchens need designers

Our expertise with outdoor kitchens and patio covers also allows us to improve functions like storage, conversation areas and traffic flow while keeping the look and amenities you want. We’re not just trying to sell off old inventory.

Well, we’ll just have to see if this “tsunami” of high-end home development around the Exxon Mobil campus leads to a boom in outdoor living spaces. But considering that Houston’s household median income and home sales are nearly double the average of the rest of the country, we’re willing to bet that this will be the case!

 

 

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