As seen on Good Bones, a former rundown bedroom is transformed into an elegant kitchen with butcher block countertops and a granite bar. There is plenty of counter space and storage in this kitchen, with upper and lower cabinets surrounding the room, and modern, open shelving to display unique pieces. To complete the space, stainless steel appliances were added to finish out the sleek look.
This gorgeous outdoor granite bar gives the bartender an amazing view of the tropical pool, waterfall, and cabana. Cameron flagstone invites you into the large cabana, featuring an Eldorado stone veneer and colored acid washed concrete. Visitors can sit and relax in front of the fireplace, watch TV, or watch bathers splash into the pool from the rope swing.
This expansive earth-tone outdoor living room sits nestled just below the pool level so swimmers can sit at the large granite bar and watch TV, enjoy a roaring fire, or chat with friends relaxing on the large L-shaped couch. Just beyond the bar, a hot tub is surrounded by a massive faux-rock wall.
A little bit of chalkboard paint can go a long way. Carlton Walker and Tony McNeal of McNeal Walker Interiors created a wall with a message to fit the theme of the coffee bar area, complete with a thick wooden shelf with chunky metal bolts.
If you have a bit more room to play with, the wet bar offers the opportunity to incorporate extra refrigeration, a second sink and even a recycling center. Designer Nathan J. Reynolds fit all this and more into this project. “This wet bar was designed with entertaining in mind,” he says. “The top refrigerator drawer is perfect for storing cold water, soda, beer — even juice boxes for the kids. The bottom freezer drawer makes ice and is great for chilling glasses and liquor. Fill the sink up with ice and display the beverages offered to guests for the evening. The far right drawer is handy for bottle openers, napkins and bar utensils for the bartender. Below the drawer is a recycling center pull-out with trash and recycling for the empty bottles. The countertop space is generous for displaying beverages and making your favorite cocktail.”
Install glass shelving to stock up a bar and display favorite bottles and garnishes. For an inexpensive industrial feature, Carlton Walker and Tony McNeal of McNeal Walker Interiors repurposed an old metal kitchen light with a cage purchased at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
The chef is never far from the grill or the company while cooking in this luxurious outdoor kitchen. The natural tones of the beautiful ledgestone bar and granite counter top work handsomely with the espresso, woven wicker barstools and stunning glass tile backsplash.