Outdoor kitchens are a home design trend that has been growing across Canada for years and is currently experiencing unprecedented attention. It’s no wonder as an outdoor kitchen extends your living space and beautifully complements outdoor living areas that most homeowners already enjoy.
When designing your outdoor kitchen there are a number of factors that you’ll want to take into consideration, not just the appliances and décor, the most important of which is budget and space.
If you’re on a limited budget and have limited space, an outdoor kitchen island is the perfect, practical solution. A simple island can be created from a wood frame built around the barbecue of your choice. The beauty of the island is that a work surface can be created on either side of your barbecue, or just one, and can be built to also include a smoker if that’s something on your outdoor kitchen wish list. Plus, an island doesn’t have to take up a lot of room and can fit into even the smallest of outdoor spaces and a simple awning can also be constructed to provide shelter from the elements so you can better utilize your outdoor kitchen during inclement weather.
As your budget and space increases, so too do your outdoor kitchen options. With more space and money not only can you construct a larger outdoor kitchen, but also one with such added elements of electricity – perfect for running a fridge or wine cooler, or even a television or stereo system, running water – for a sink or beverage centre, seating – for your guests to gather ‘round while you cook, custom lighting – to add ambiance as well as task lighting for the space, and a cooling system – such as a ceiling fan or portable air conditioner to keep the space comfortable on even the hottest days. As with indoor kitchen planning, you’ll most likely want to employ the expertise of an outdoor kitchen designer to help you with these types of plans.
With tens of thousands of dollars and plenty of space, you can create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. Not only could it have a barbecue, smoker, fridge, wine cooler, lighting, entertainment systems, running water, seating and a cooling system, it could even have a stone pizza oven for creating ‘za masterpieces!
That’s what I love about outdoor kitchens – the sky is literally the limit.
It’s no secret that green has been trending in a major way lately. Not only does the leafy shade conjure the sensation of being outdoors after two years cooped up at home, it also is a versatile (and welcome) alternative to traditional colors like white and gray.
Sweet 3 bedroom home that has a light and airy feel to the interior. Vaulted ceiling with open concept design creates a welcoming feel with plenty of natural sunlight all afternoon. Hardwood floors in bedrooms. Updated interior ready to be moved in to. It is a special place to call home or cottage.
Large wrap-around deck features West-facing views of 2-acre park of which you would be a 1/10th owner. Private dock for all park owners. Deeded Lake Simcoe access is rare to find. Very private setting with mature trees.
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20 Quiet Heights Lane, Georgina provides views of the lake from all spaces on the west side of them home, including the great room, kitchen, dining area, and primary bedroom.
You will enjoy the morning sunrise from the front covered porch and of course, sunset views from the lakeside. The natural sunlight fills the home with warmth and light all day long. It’s tranquil, serene, and welcoming.
In the design stages, the current owner had some important “must-have’s” including a Muskoka like feel, spaciousness, sun-filled rooms, and an “understated elegance“ carried throughout the home.
Some of the interior features include:
– 3 bedrooms on main level and 2 additional bedrooms on the lower level
– 3 full bathrooms plus powder room
– 10.9 ft ceiling height on the main level and 9 ft ceiling height on the lower level
– Great room includes custom millwork and 13 ft vaulted coffered ceiling
– Gourmet kitchen with upgraded appliances
– Spectacular light fixtures including ceiling fans in each bedroom
– Custom drapery and blinds
– Radiant heated floors in kitchen, primary ensuite and the entire lower level
– Surround sound system both indoors and outdoors
A full list of room features, additional images, virtual tour, and more can be found on our website (link in bio).
This listing is also available on realtor.ca (MLS# N5657656)
When you combine the attention to detail of a quality builder with the owner’s vision to create a sanctuary home, the result is spectacular.
This home offers a “Zen” feel immediately upon your arrival.
The landscaping is wonderfully appointed with a collection of perennial gardens, shrubs, mature trees and privacy hedges on both sides, which is home to many birds. There are several seating areas promote great conversation with family and friends or a place to enjoy some quiet time when you want to be alone and enjoy nature all around you.
This is a wonderful home to entertain in both indoors and outdoors. The raised balcony includes a covered area where you can enjoy a summer rain shower. The open area provides lots of space for your chaise loungers to get some sun and watch an array of boats on the lake.
The lower deck is covered and a perfect location for the 7-seater plus lounger hot tub along with another separate seating area to enjoy the lake views.
Listing Price: $1,935,000
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The full listing can be found on our site & on realtor.ca (MLS# N5657656)
This charming 3+1 bedroom century home is located in an established area of Sarnia offering lovely streetscape, large mature trees, wide streets and boulevards.
The family have maintained the home and updated the interior features over their many years living here since 1975. The shingles were replaced in 2022. There were two additions including a a two-storey addition with a large family room, sun room and additional bedroom on the 2nd floor.
There is lots of space to entertain family and friends. The living room includes a gas fireplace and overlooks the formal dining room. The sun room includes a gas fireplace, large windows and double patio doors.
The oversized fully finished & insulated 3-car garage includes an upper level coach house which is completely finished. This is a great space for extended family and serves as an in-law suite or potential income if approved by the City as an auxiliary dwelling.
The mature front yard boasts beautiful mature trees, gardens and a seating area. The backyard has a large paved courtyard and provides parking for 3 vehicles.
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Staged by @chateau_designandstaging
Photos by @ishutterphoto
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