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They say the kitchen is the heart of a home. At UglyDeck.com, we say why not design a deck that serves as an extension of your kitchen space.
From outdoor grilling and family dinners to enjoying a glass of wine with friends, outdoor decks create the perfect setting for eating out and entertaining guests. So, why not incorporate a few kitchenette features to enhance the look and function of your outdoor living space.
Check out these kitchen-inspired deck designs to get the most usage out of your deck or patio area:
Create a Serving Station: Choose a single point on your deck to function as a serving station. If you have a window that connects from your kitchen to the outdoor deck, utilize this space by placing a high table below the window for delicious food to be served out, fresh from the oven. Include a stylish cloth and make sure to stock the table with plenty of plates, napkins, utensils, and of course, delicious snacks for guests to fill up on. You can also use this to stock beverages and glasses for guests to serve themselves.
Build a Breakfast Bar: Why not take your eggs and coffee “to go” and venture outdoors to enjoy the fresh morning air. Whether you decide to build a counter top from scratch or purchase one from a home improvement store, having an outdoor bar station with a few stools around it will add stylish seating options to your deck and also create a welcoming environment that encourages you to spend more time outside before heading into the office. Plus, you can easily transform your breakfast bar into a cocktail bar for parties.
Utilize Storage Areas for Dining: Adding storage boxes onto your deck is a smart way to create more space. It also allows you to prep ahead incase friends or family stop by unexpectedly or you decide to grill burgers instead of going out to dinner. Stock your storage boxes with glassware, plates, and serving dishes, so you won’t need to fuss with table set up later.
For more kitchen-inspired deck designs that fit your family’s needs and lifestyle, contact UglyDeck.com today. Whether you’re in need of deck repairs or need to build a deck from scratch, our experienced Minnesota deck builders can help you with the initial deck designs and see you through every aspect of the project until completion.