Summertime means al fresco dining! Upgrade or create your ultimate outdoor kitchen and dining area by incorporating the earthy beauty and subtle coloring of stone features into your design. The warmth, comfort, and rich textures of stone can totally transform an outdoor kitchen and addvisual interest.Consider these natural stone and stone veneer outdoor kitchen features:

Countertops

Stone countertops are a top choice for outdoor kitchens due to their stain resistance and durability. They also have a low porosity (do not absorb liquids) meaning they can be easily cleaned and they do not harbor bacteria. While outdoor kitchens typically have less countertop space than their indoor counterparts, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of countertop space on both sides of your grills, cooktops, and sinks.

Flooringand Walkways

Natural stone is ideal for outdoor kitchen flooring and attached walkways due to its non-slip surface. Flagstones and cobbles will add a rustic charm while darker, larger slate tiles are perfect for more contemporary and sophisticated spaces.

Low Walls and Retaining walls

Low stone walls can be used to enclose your outdoor kitchen, provide seating areas, and they can be used as barriers into the area to prevent accidents. Stone retaining walls can help manage your outdoor area’sirrigation, drainage, and soil erosion. They can also be incorporated as extra seating. The low, retaining, and seating stone walls can then be topped off with stone coping to provide a comfortable seating surface and smooth finish.

Grill Island

Adding natural stone or a natural stone veneer to the exterior of your grill island can add another layer of character to your space. It also makes a great safety feature by ensuring the island doesn’t become too hot to the touch.

Discuss Your Ideas with Us Today

Your outdoor kitchen can be as simple as a grill station, or as elaborate as your indoor kitchen—maybe even more detailed! At Atlanta Porch & Patio we want to make your dream and vision for your outdoor kitchen area a reality. Let’s start with a phone or email consultation so we can gather key info to help provide effective solutions. We want to learn as much as possible about you and your family and how the space is going to work. Not sure what you want? We can help with that too. By applying the right design principles, we can add multiple stone features to create the perfect place for you to gather with your family and friends for years to come. Contact us today to get started!