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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.

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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Spice Up Your Curb With New Mailboxes / Lampposts & Post Bases

As you’re looking for property projects this spring, consider improving your curb appeal. Landscaping, trimming trees, weeding flower beds, cleaning the outside of the house and painting the front door are all ways to improve curb appeal. You can also improve it by adding a new mailbox, lamp post, or post base for your outdoor structures. These small touches can add value to your home with little work on your part. Our mailboxes and lamp posts feature a unique mounting system designed to “break-a-way” if struck by an automobile at a high speed. This design decreases the property loss when there is an accident. Protect your investment right down to the post of your mailbox or new lighting.

Masonry MailboxesSpice Up Your Curb With New Mailboxes  Lampposts & Post Bases

Instead of the leaning mailbox you can have a masonry-type mailbox when you shop with IBD Outdoor Rooms. Our mailboxes meet DOT and USPS requirements and are measured to the correct height before you get them. They include a mailbox and a paper/package slot which fits flawlessly with the aesthetics of the mailbox. When you design your mailbox with us, you can add a dress out band. This adds dimension and shadow line to the mailbox, and can be used with or without a top.

There are four tops to choose from:

  1. the hipped top which slopes up and toward the center on all sides
  2. the gable top which features a vertical face on front and back with sloped sides
  3. the stratford top which adds flair to the top of the mailbox
  4. the arched top which is simple and attractive

All can be used with or without the dress out band, however, the stratford top may be a challenge for your mason depending on the type of stone.

Masonry Lamp Posts

Ideal for electric or gas lights and torches, the IBD lamp post is the quick and easy way to add a beautiful masonry lamp post to your property. The hip top is the most popular top for lamp posts, although all mailbox tops can be used as well. Think about adding a masonry lamp post near the backyard patio or garden, poolside, framing the front door, or along the driveway. No matter where you choose to install, you can choose a finish to compliment your home .

Post Base

When you add a nice structure to your outdoor space, you can add a visual anchor to the structure and improve aesthetics by adding an attractive base. IBD’s Boot or Post base adds a decorative touch to any pergola or pavilion and it can be finished to bring together the whole space.

Finish and Installation

When you design your new outdoor features with us, you can choose a finish that specifically compliments your property. We work with Granitech and stone, both beautiful and durable options, to accomplish a strong end result. Before finalizing your order, you should consult a professional in your area who will complete your installation correctly and within code.

Speak with your chosen contractor and create your plan, then let us turn it into reality. Call IBD Outdoor Rooms at 704-960-4530.

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Create the Perfect Pizzas with a Wood Fired Oven

No matter where you live, you can order top-of-the-line products from IBD Outdoor Rooms during the cold weather. Lucky for you, winter is the best time to plan the outdoor space that will bring fun to your summer. We have outdoor products for your outdoor patios, kitchens, poolside cabanas, and gardens. These types of products bring up the value of your property, and we can help bring style and function to your favorite space as well.

Our Favorite Products–Wood Fired OvensCreate the perfect pizzas with a wood fire oven.

One of our most popular products, and frankly our favorite, is the wood-fired oven. A wood fired oven is beautiful AND useful. You may know it as a pizza oven, but they’re so much more than that. You can enhance any space with a wood fired oven. When you shop with us you have your choice of ovens housed in the component that will work best with your design, and then finished in the stone that will complement your landscape and your home. No matter where it’s placed, it will be the centerpiece of your space, your yard, maybe your whole property. The wood fired oven is easy to pick out, professionally installed, and is fueled by the most easily accessible resource–wood.

Step One

First, you need to discuss your new installation with a local contractor. Find a professional in your area who is NFI-certified and determine the best place for your new unit. This will help you determine what shape your oven module should be.
Next, choose your oven module. This determines the shape of your new wood fired oven, how tall it will be, and what style. Our modules include Classique, Stratford, Sicilian, Tuscan, and Milano. The Milano is the smallest option.
Then, choose stylish add-ons to complete the look. You can upcharge for a wider base cabinet or factory installation of brick oven. You can also choose a dress out band for the top of the chase as well as a short or long shelf for the pizza oven opening.
Because your unit will be a fire appliance, ventilation is required in order to keep the fire burning as hot as necessary for oven cooking. So in the final process, you will be required to pick a chase shroud.  Because your unit will be a fire appliance, ventilation is required in order to keep the fire burning as hot as necessary for oven cooking. This will allow gases to escape, while keeping water out of the opening.

Shipment and Installation

All of our customers at IBD Outdoor Rooms have the convenience of a home delivery. When your products arrive, they will be ready to construct and install with clear-to-read instructions and guidelines. Do not attempt installation or construction yourself. Hire a professional before you proceed to insure your new fire appliance is installed correctly, is code-compliant, and will be safe and long-lasting.

Get started today so that we can turn your fantasy into reality, bringing your outdoor space together into something to enjoy all summer long.

Call today at 704-960-4530.

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Protection from Water with Chases and Shrouds

Water can be the most damaging thing to your masonry, whether inside or outside. It can lower efficiency of your fireplace, causing your fire to be more difficult to light and to burn more wood than necessary. It can stain your masonry, rust your mechanical parts, and even deteriorate the masonry itself–breaking apart the brick and mortar until it gaps and crumbles. When you’re planning and designing your outdoor fireplaces and chimneys, make sure you’re also considering water protection. Protect your investments and your home. Add value to your home with IBD Outdoor Rooms, and protect that value with a chase and shroud.

Chase CoversProtect From Water with Chases & Shrouds

When you order your unit, make sure you purchase all the parts necessary to bring it together properly. When you order your chase cover and shroud with the rest of your unit, it will all arrive together. When your IBD Outdoor Rooms delivery arrives, it is ready to assemble. All you have to do is get the order right, and we can help! You can choose stainless steel or stainless steel with a copper dress out skirt. Many homeowners prefer the second option because from the ground it looks like the entire thing is copper.
Chase Covers with Hole – If the unit you’ve chosen has a flue pipe, you need a chase cover with a hole. This will protect the stone from water damage while also allowing the smoke to escape.
Chase Covers without Hole – This chase cover is for units that are “pipeless” or vent-free. They don’t need to vent, but the chase cover adds a complimentary look to your fireplace.

Shrouds

The shroud fits together with a chase cover. Where the chase cover protects the chimney from water, the shroud protects the flue opening itself, AND completes the look you may be looking for. Chase shrouds come in stainless steel or copper, with an optional powder coating of stainless steel and many different styles, including Roman, Grecian, Artisan, and Gothic. Make sure you check them out before making your choice.
Gothic Chase Shroud Extension – This model is used to give a chimney more height and massive appearance. The base can be Roman or Grecian style to compliment your style.

Care and Installation

When your delivery arrives, it will be ready to install, but we do not recommend doing the work yourself. Once your order is completed, and BEFORE your unit arrives, make sure you contact a professional in your area that can install the unit. Only a licensed contractor who is NFI-certified should install fire units, fireplaces, and chimneys. This will ensure any warranties are honored and that the work and the unit adheres to municipal and federal safety codes.

Ready to get started? Start with us by calling 704-960-4530 and we’ll turn fantasy into reality.

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