Matching umbrellas keep the outdoor bar and dining area covered in this outdoor living space designed by Overstream in Charlotte, N.C. The company used Belgard products for the kitchen, patio and a fireplace manufactured by Adams Building Supply.
Homeowners are designing outdoor kitchen and dining areas with room for a dining table and bar to maximize seating for themselves and guests. This patio's bar and floor use Belgard products manufactured by Miller Materials in Missouri.
A soft blue wall color keeps this kitchen space looking light and open. A cutout section houses a stainless steel range hood framed by built-in white cabinets and a gray and white tile backsplash. The large white bar in the foreground has a cutout fit perfectly for storing the barstools with brass bases and wood seats.
Off the outdoor living space is a complete kitchen and bar area with a dining spot, perfect for entertaining. The stone floor is chosen for a non-slip surface since family and friends will come in from the pool. Black countertops pairs create a striking contrast against the neutral stucco walls.
For a smaller home, a bar cart is a genius entertaining solution: Load it up with happy hour essentials and roll it wherever the party requires. In this kitchen, the cart tucks neatly under the windows when it's not needed.
The hip look of this home's midcentury modern kitchen stayed the same, but designers improved its size and entertaining potential. The layout was reconfigured to triple the size of the kitchen, raise the ceilings (from 8 feet to 10) and add a new bar.
Four modern barstools in the kitchen give the homeowners the option of a breakfast bar for a casual dining space. The extra seating could also serve as an extension to the dining room for large parties.
Wood, stone and granite combine to create this Pennsylvania outdoor living room with bar seating and appliances, such as a grill and smoker. The outdoor kitchen features a truss and timber frame design by Mid-Atlantic Timberframes.
A stone bar with stools adjacent to the outdoor cooking area ensures that guests will be able to eat food fresh off the grill, and that the cook won't miss out on the party. A pergola offers shade during the day and overhead lighting at night.
Designer Cindy Aplanalp wanted to create an outdoor space that matches the home's existing structure and accentuates its warm Mediterranean feel. Adjacent to the dining area, the outdoor kitchen is complete with a gas rotisserie grill, smoker, secondary gas burner and refrigerator -- ideal for preparing family meals or hosting parties, Cindy says.