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We Have Certified Contractors & NFI-Certification

At IBD Outdoor Rooms, our task and goal are to turn fantasy into reality. We are proud to help our customers with their outdoor patios, kitchens, gardens, and yards year-round by bringing these spaces to life and adding value to each property with exceptional products. IBD Outdoor Rooms specializes in designing outdoor spaces that are functional and long-lasting and that complement the home and landscape. We make the products, ship them out ready-to-build, and depend on certified contractors and professionals to put these products together. Our customers should find a certified contractor to install their new products in order for them to be installed safely and properly.

 

Certified Professionals for Safe Installationsoutdoor area with pergola and chairs

When building a new structure, moving and setting up expensive appliances, and installing fireplaces, fire pits, and wood fire ovens and more, it’s important to hire a certified professional. Contractors that are NFI-certified have been trained and tested in fire science. These technicians can install fire appliances properly and safely in any space. This will protect your new investment, your existing home, and your family and guests. Having a certified professional install your new appliance will also maintain your warranties. Many manufacturers will not honor warranties after a unit has been installed or serviced by someone without the proper certifications and training. Fortunately, for homeowners across the U.S., the CSIA and NFI website allows for a search to find a certified technician in your area.

 

IBD Outdoor Rooms Certified Techs

IBD Outdoor Rooms now has certified installers including contractors and NFI-certified techs. Our customers can choose to work with one of our own professionals for the best installations and setup possible. Our technicians are familiar with our products and provide excellent services and the utmost professionalism. Whether your new install is a fireplace, a pergola, or a simple lamp post, one of our certified contractors can handle it. We sell and install new outdoor products year-round, but summer is the best time to complete the biggest jobs. Schedule with one of our contractors now so that you can have your dream outdoor space this summer.

 

IBD Outdoor Rooms Featured Products

Our favorite summertime shelter at IBD Outdoor Rooms is the pergola because of its function and beauty. Homeowners can enjoy shade during hot, sunny days, and still, stargaze on cool evenings. Other product favorites include kitchen islands, cabinets, shelters, wood-fired ovens, and more. Have a barbecue grill? We can build kitchen units that can cradle your favorite grills. They can include sinks, outdoor appliances, countertops, cabinets, and more. Don’t forget that these appliances, structures, and units should be built and installed by professionals too. Our customers trust us with their homes, their spaces, and their investments so you can trust our team of techs with your installs as well.

Call us at 704-960-4530 to start today!

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Freshen Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Now is the time of year when homeowners are enjoying the outdoors, with barbecues, parties, bonfires and more. While you’re relaxing or entertaining in your outdoor space this summer, the last thing you want is for the party to be ruined by unsightly appliances, bothersome bugs, or overgrown plant life. By freshening up your outdoor space now, you can avoid some embarrassing mishaps later. Here are the best tips from our team at IBD Outdoor Rooms:

 

1. Update Lightingoutdoor patio with grill

You can prevent many issues simply by adding more light to your outdoor space. A firepit or porch light is not always adequate, and more light will deter animals, prevent accidental falls and injuries, and bring more comfort to your gathering in general. You can add light to your space by installing an IBD lamp post with a gas torch fire. Another option is to opt for a pergola instead of a roof over decks and patios, allowing moon and starlight to light your space.

2. Improve Function of the Space

You can improve the function of your outdoor living space by giving it more purpose. Your patio will lack purpose if there are too many types of furniture (swings, benches, seats), if there are no tables for food or drinks, if there are too many or not enough heat/fire/light options (focal points), and if there are too many or not enough activities for entertainment (games, etc.). You can improve your functionality by studying what you and your guests most like, and follow-through with improvements. If you most like to roast marshmallows, a porch swing is not the best seating. If there are many children, a low fire is not the best fire appliance. If you barbecue outside but have to move indoors to eat, consider installing a table in your outdoor space.

3. Maintain the Landscape

Whether you live in urban or rural areas, an unruly yard can bring a host of problems into your outdoor living space. Your guests may come for a good time, but will leave with itchy bug bites, or even worse. An unkempt lawn is welcoming to plant and animal life that may be Unwelcome, like poison ivy/sumac, wild animals and their droppings, and even snakes. Keep the lawn trimmed nicely, and consider planting some bug deterrents around your outdoor living area (lavender, lemongrass, citronella plants).

4. Plan for Year-Round Fun

Many homeowners want an outdoor space for spring, summer, and fall fun, but by planning now, and making necessary upgrades, you CAN enjoy your outdoor space during cold weather. If you already have a fireplace with high-heat output, consider adding a hot tub to your outdoor space. Patio heaters are also a great option, especially if your patio or deck feature walls or a roof. Just because warm weather will pass by doesn’t mean you can’t get use out of your outdoor living area all year long.

 

Are you still unsure how to upgrade your outdoor living area or how to go about it? At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we turn fantasy into reality, and we have a team member who can walk you through your vision, and get you on course to implement it. For the most recent inspirational patio ideas, click here.

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We Build Luxury Outdoor Kitchen Islands and More!

Now is the time that homeowners across the U.S. begin to plan their summer festivities. Whether it’s Sunday barbecues or FourthOutdoor Kitchen with Island - IBDODR.com of July block parties, it’s important to have the space you need and the kitchen you want. Outdoor kitchens are growing in popularity—especially among homeowners who like to entertain. With an outdoor kitchen, you can host more guests, you can avoid indoor odors and extra heat by cooking outside. Perhaps your idea of an outdoor kitchen has never been more than a barbecue grill and picnic table on the lawn. IBD Outdoor Rooms is here to turn your fantasy into reality, and that means turning your outdoor space into the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. Custom outdoor kitchen islands are our specialty, and there are plenty of designs to choose from.

Luxury Outdoor Kitchen Islands

In order to bring together your outdoor space, we offer six standard designs for outdoor kitchen islands. These designs range from straight, angled, U-shaped, L-shaped, and custom or serpentine-curved. These island designs come with a standard amount of cutouts in which homeowners might install cabinetry or appliances. They also may include additional cutouts, cabinet liners, caveats, electrical boxes, dining ledges, and backsplashes. When designing with IBD Outdoor Rooms, you can mix and match any of our luxury outdoor kitchen island designs to accommodate your space perfectly. All of our kitchen islands arrive to your home unfinished, ready to finish and install to your liking and with the contractor of your choice.

Accessories and Options to Consider

When you have decided on the basic shape of your new outdoor kitchen island you can begin to look at the rest of the details that will bring it all together. In addition to basic designs, we also offer options including a rounded dining end which can accommodate a fire pit or ice bucket, a dining ledge priced per linear foot, tile top extensions, and additional length, cut-ins, and height. Looking for roofing for your outdoor kitchen? You can add a post hole to the frame of your island to accommodate a pergola or pavilion style structure post.

Wood-Fired Ovens

Your kitchen may have a stovetop or grill surface, but no outdoor space is quite complete without a wood-fired oven. Not only will it provide heat to the guests, but it allows yet another cooking space for all the food prep and entertaining alike. Forget pizza—your wood-fired oven can cook all types of food. Bake, roast, or grill! Let this ancient art slowly cook all your favorite recipes so they’re delicious and nutritious. Not sure if a wood-fired oven will fit your space? These too are unfinished and can be installed and finished to your liking. Make sure you call and secure a general contractor for your installation so that the work is done according to your municipal safety codes and that your units will be safe and work properly.

Are you on the fence about your outdoor space? Not sure if you have enough room to warrant a purchase such as an outdoor kitchen island? Check out some of these outdoor kitchens for inspiration.

Call IBD Outdoor Rooms to get started with your order today. Our products are made in the U.S.A. and delivered to your doorstep.

Dial 704-960-4530 today.

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Check Out Our 6 Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen Designs

Are you already planning your summer festivities with pool parties, water balloon fights, and barbecues for the whole family? IsSanta Fe Island - IBD Outdoor Rooms your outdoor space needing a bit of an update before the party begins? At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we have six great designs for your outdoor kitchen that can be used with all your favorite appliances, paired with walls, fire appliances, and more. You can mix and match our kitchen designs to best accommodate your space and your needs.

Six Beautiful Designs

  1. Santa Fe Straight Design: The Santa Fe is a straight island design with two standard cutouts. It can be as small as necessary for your need and as long as desired. You can opt for more cutouts, dining ledges, electrical boxes, cabinet liners, caveats, and backsplashes.
  2. Versailles V Shape Design: This design works great for a small space and fits perfectly into a corner. It comes with two cutouts and in two options, one with corners that extend to the edge and the other which turns back to toward the unit. You can opt for a backsplash, cabinet liners, and electrical boxes.
  3. Lexington L Shape Design: This angled design is sized by measuring the dimensions of the inside where you would stand to cook. You can opt for an L-shaped design, or any angle you’d like. You may opt for more cutouts, dining ledges, electrical boxes, cabinet liners, caveats, and backsplashes. This design comes with four standard cutouts.
  4. Trenton Tri Shape Design: This popular option comes with six standard cutouts and is compatible with all our accessories and options. This design accommodates any angle, though 30 and 45-degree angles are most popular. This design is especially popular when more than one cooking surface is necessary, working to accommodate more than one grill.
  5. Ultimate U Shape Design: This large format island is our best seller. It comes with six standard cutouts, and also can include all options and accessories. The U shape creates a centralized entertainment area while providing essential counter space for food preparation, serving, and dining. Our customers who value entertaining and look to utilize their space in a big way opt for the Ultimate U Shape Design.
  6. Concord & Serpentine Curved Design: For those that are looking for a custom build we have the C shaped curved Concorde and Serpentine outdoor kitchen island.  This custom design  can easily accommodate beverage stations and ceramic grills. Since each one is a custom creation, this option requires us to speak with the client about the design and the price.

When you call IBD Outdoor Rooms, you can expect a call back in 48 business hours. You can choose an outdoor kitchen design that is “unfinished”, partially finished, or completely finished and ready to install. Consider the best option for your home, the time installation will take, and who will do your installation. Hire a general contractor in your area to complete your kitchen island installation.

Call us at 704-960-4530 for more information about our outdoor kitchen designs and we will get back to you within 48 business hours.

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Spring Recipe Ideas for the Grill

A spring barbecue is not only a barbecue but a celebration of warmth after a long winter. Many Americans take to the backyard grill to gather with friends and family to celebrate spring holidays, spring break, and just to enjoy the weather. While you’re celebrating the season, why not do it with great recipes that highlight the season?

 

Using Seasonal Veggies and Fruitsmeat and vegetables on the grill

Fennel and Onions

This recipe from Food and Wine uses fennel in the marinade, in the vinaigrette, and on the side for a boost of vitamin C and A, while also adding a light, spring taste to the dish. Fennel is a lighter flavor, less harsh than an onion, and more subtle. During this time of year, you should be able to find fennel in your local grocery store.

Asparagus

You can find Asparagus throughout the year, but the very best asparagus is what you’ll find in the stores this spring. When you plan your barbecue this spring, pick up some asparagus and mozzarella. Wrap the asparagus in foil with butter, lemon juice, and pepper, and place on the grill. It only takes a few minutes to soften the stalks, then you can carefully grill them to add a smoky taste. Before plating and topping with a slice of mozzarella and a tasty vinaigrette of your choice.

Apricots

Grilled apricots are a tasty treat indeed, and perfect for spring. In this recipe from Delish you can use fresh, seasonal apricots to create a dessert for your guests at your next barbecue. Toss halved and pitted apricots with olive oil, salt, and pepper before grilling on a grilling surface or cast iron pan (cut-side down). After fruit begins to soften (about 1 minute), flip and grill the skin side for another 30 seconds. Remove from grill and serve with 1 cup of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Artichokes

Start by removing the thorny tips to the leaves, then cut an inch from the top of the artichoke and the stem to about an inch. Rub the exposed area with lemon. Peel the skin of the stem with a peeler, and rub with lemon, then rinse the whole thing before cutting in half. Remove the inedible portion (the furry choke) and rinse. Rub the lemon over any exposed area. Using a steaming basket, steam the artichoke halves or quarters until soft, then move to the grill for a smoky flavor. Serve your grilled artichokes with hollandaise sauce for best flavor.

Get Ready For Spring

Your spring barbecue can be the talk of the town. Don’t serve your guests the same old chicken legs and hot dogs. Use fruits and vegetables that are best and in season this spring. Get out and visit local vendors and find the best, freshest ingredients. Need to update your outdoor space to accommodate your spring barbecue? Check out our outdoor products at IBD Outdoor Rooms.

Call and get started today at 704-960-4530.

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