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Considering an Outdoor Kitchen?

Have you been dreaming of the perfect place to entertain guests, cook, and just relax while you enjoy the outdoors? Make your dream a reality and have an outdoor kitchen island installed.

Have you been dreaming of the perfect place to entertain guests, cook, and just relax while you enjoy the outdoors? Make your dream a reality and have an outdoor kitchen island installed.

One of the hottest trends in homes, outdoor kitchens have transformed from a basic charcoal or gas grill on the patio to elaborate rooms with appliances, sinks, countertops, and cabinets. You will be surprised with how many different options you have when planning an outdoor kitchen. An entertainer’s dream, all of your friends and family can gather together while you prepare the food; they can even help you with certain dishes if they want. Another advantage of having an outdoor kitchen is the money you will save on your electric bill because the outdoor cooking lessens the heat buildup that occurs inside the home when you cook inside, making your air conditioning unit work overtime. If you are considering an outdoor kitchen, call IBD Outdoor Rooms today for a outdoor kitchen consultation as we have six different kitchen island layouts from which to choose.

6 Kitchen Island Layouts

Our first kitchen island design is the Santa Fe Straight Design, the smallest design. With two standard cut-outs for appliances, this island can be as small as you need, but it can also extend to any length you would like. Other options for this design include dining ledges, cabinet liners, electrical boxes, and backsplashes.

The Versailles V Shape Design with two standard cutouts is our second luxury outdoor kitchen island design. This island is made to fit into a corner and comes in two different versions: one has corners that extend towards the edge and the other’s corners turn back to the unit. You can also get backsplashes, electrical boxes, and cabinet liners with this design.

Our third design, the Lexington L Shape Design, is angle-shaped (like an L – 90-degree angle, or whatever size angle you wish) and is measured from the dimensions of where you like to cook, making this design custom-fit for you. Four appliance cut-outs are standard, but you have the option to have as many cut-outs as you want.

Our most popular design is our fourth, the Tremont Tri Shape Design includes six standard cutouts and includes all options available and listed. One reason it is so popular is its flexibility as the angle can vary. If you would like to use multiple grills in your outdoor kitchen, this island design would be your choice, thanks to its six cutouts.

If you entertain on a large scale, you may be interested in our fifth design, the Ultimate U Shape Design. Like the Tremont, this design comes with six standard cutouts and all listed options. A large island, you will have lots of counter space for serving food and drinks, making it the perfect outdoor kitchen island for entertaining large groups.

For those who like a more custom look, our sixth design, the Concord and Serpentine Design, is a completely customized outdoor kitchen island. Shaped in a C-curve, this is one of our most popular choices because you can easily add ceramic grills and beverage stations. When you select this custom design, it involves more detail as you will be required to speak with one of our experts to get a quote. A complete one-of-a-kind custom creation, you have an unlimited variety of length and radius options, allowing you to build whatever size outdoor kitchen island that fits your needs.

Start planning your outdoor kitchen with IBD Outdoor Rooms today by contacting us for a consultation and let us help you design the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.

Tell Me About Wood Fired Ovens

Give your taste buds a treat. Get wood fired oven installed in your outdoor kitchen.

Give your taste buds a treat. Get wood fired oven installed in your outdoor kitchen.

Whenever we meet a food-loving client who’s interested in creating or updating their outdoor room, our first thought is: Wood Fired Oven. If you’re really into cooking — or eating — a wood fired oven not only gives you a whole new world of culinary options, it makes your outdoor living space that much more beautiful and functional, too.

At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we specialize in installing and designing unique and custom-completed wood fired ovens that suit our clients’ preferences, space and plans to the letter. We start with factory-built modular components, completing a basic size and shape that meets your taste and needs, go through add-ons that made your oven that much more fine-tuned to what you like and how you plan to use it, and then we finish it to become a gorgeous (and durable) part of your home. We absolutely love to design and install outdoor fireplaces, but if you really want to stretch your gastronomic legs, a wood fired oven brings warmth and charm with flexibility to make tons of amazing meals as a bonus.

What Kind Of Cooking Can We Do In A Wood Fired Oven?

Lots of folks think wood fired ovens are specifically for pizza. That’s partially true — you can make some amazing pizza in your oven, since the best pizza crust really needs to be cooked up crisp quickly and at super high heat, which a wood fired oven does exceptionally well. But your cooking options certainly don’t stop at pizza. Bake bread, roast vegetables and meats, make salmon steaks that’ll wow dinner guests, stews, sandwiches, desserts… Just about anything you might make in your regular oven can be made in your wood fired oven, and we might be biased, but we think everything comes out even better. Plus, when you’re entertaining, you don’t end up running in and out while everyone’s enjoying each other’s company in your outdoor room.

Can My Wood Fired Oven Serve As A Fireplace Too?

Absolutely — you don’t have to cook in it to enjoy it. You can still circle around and enjoy the warmth and ambience, maybe make some s’mores if you felt moved to. A wood fired oven is kind of like having the best of both worlds — a fireplace when you want it, an oven to cook in when you want that too.

Can A Wood Fired Oven Be Part Of An Outdoor Kitchen?

Your wood fired oven can be the centerpiece of a complete outdoor kitchen, absolutely — and we also specialize in designing and building outdoor kitchens at IBD. We can help develop a kitchen island that perfectly suits your needs, whether that’s really basic or just as fleshed-out with amenities as your indoor kitchen. Just tell us what your vision for an outdoor kitchen is, and we’ll help make it happen!

Do you have any questions about wood fired ovens or how they might fit into your outdoor-room vision? We’d love to talk you through it. Just give IBD Outdoor Rooms a call!

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Imagine Your Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Just about all of us daydream about ways to take our homes closer to our dream-home vision. But few parts of our homes offer more flexibility and possibility than our outdoor space — which is part of why outdoor kitchens have been getting more and more popular. We don’t have to worry about load-bearing walls and existing ceiling height — aside of the framework of the size of our yard or patio and our budget, we can really dream as big as we want to.

Now's the time to let your imagination and creativity shine. Create that dreamy outdoor kitchen you've always wanted!

Now’s the time to let your imagination and creativity shine. Create that dreamy outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted!

And that’s a big part of why we love what we do at IBD Outdoor Rooms: We get to help make those outdoor kitchen dreams a reality — and do so just about every day!

Create A Kitchen That’s Totally ‘You’

IBD Outdoor Rooms can help you enjoy an outdoor kitchen that’s exactly what you need and want, from the look to the function. From start to finish, your space can be designed to be totally you.

Islands

An outdoor kitchen can be a lot more than a grill and some counter space, and IDB’s kitchen island options let you custom-create a kitchen design and setup that perfectly fits your outdoor space, the way you plan to use it and the visual vision you have for it. Place and mix and match our six different basic designs to work with space and shape and your cooking and entertainment needs, and decide on a finished look — including whether you want the island already finished and ready to install, partially finished and ready for final touches, or an unfinished blank slate.

Appliances

You can take an outdoor kitchen a bunch of different ways. If you want a space designed mostly for entertaining, we can focus on more countertop and dining space. But if cooking is your thing, IBD can accommodate that love in a big way. We can start with our basic kitchen island design and the appliance space they offer, and build from there. Our wood-fired ovens are seriously beautiful and ready for serious pizza baking (and more). We can also build in a Kamado Kaddy or Kradle to comfortably and stylishly house your kamado grill in your new outdoor kitchen.

Settings

You might want your kitchen to be totally open to the out of doors, or you might want a little shade or protection from the elements. IBD Outdoor Rooms can suit your preferences to the letter, whichever way you’re leaning. If you’d like a little shade and some added architectural draw, we have a variety of different pergolas and pavilions that can be customized to fit your vision. You can add a simple four-post pergola, or an eye-grabbing Hip Roof Pavilion. Want more coverage? We can deliver everything from cedar-shingled roofs to fabric awnings from Sunbrella.

Beyond The Basics

Our intent at IDB is to help you turn fantasy into reality — and if that fantasy includes taking your outdoor kitchen even further with some cool fire features, we can help there too! Want something more bold and modern? Our Art of Fire fireplaces are just that — works of art that also provide the warmth of fire. We carry everything you’ll need to create the perfect outdoor fireplace or fire pit, too, whether that’s small and simple or a major centerpiece!

Do you have a vision for a perfect outdoor kitchen? IBD Outdoor Rooms would love to help make it real. Just give us a call!