15 April, 2019

How We Designed the Ultimate Outdoor Entertaining Space


Today's Peek at a Project is a look at an ordinary outdoor patio with an extraordinary view. As part of a larger project, our client came to us wanting to use an existing patio space better. Her main goal was to entertain. She wanted to be able to enjoy the outdoors for as long as Minnesota weather will allow. An avid cook, she wanted to have a space that supported her intention of cooking amazing meals, all while enjoying the seasons and taking advantage of a great location on a nature preserve.
Our client had a loooooooong wish list:

  • Dining Area
  • Lounge Seating
  • Bar seating
  • Grilling Area
  • Food Prep Area
  • Sink
  • Fridge
  • Storage

So, how did we pack all of this into the existing patio space? We came up with lots of ideas and sat down with the client to discuss the pros, cons, and cost implications of each space plan. Adding more paved space to the patio would add expense, but it also allowed space for more lounge seating and created an even better connection to nature.
Check out the space plan options we presented below. Which space plan appeals to you most and why?
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Comments on How We Designed the Ultimate Outdoor Entertaining Space
  1. Leslie Carothers says:

    Hi Lisa !
    I enjoyed seeing how you gave your client all of these options for her outdoor cooking/entertaining area. I bet she can’t wait to use it this summer!

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