Outdoor living space


This is our pride and joy. It is our outdoor kitchen that my husband and I built. (yes, he says I am a wonderful helper). Our vision was to have a covered patio area for entertaining and cooking. First picture shows the frame and roof completed. Then the more we looked at it we decided we would like to have a half wall going around the sides and maybe a wood buring fireplace. The blocks came from a local church built here in the 1940s. Man, was it ever a stinker to clean off all the concrete. After we got the old concrete off I took some stain and blotted on the blocks to give the wall a little color. Well, you would think one be happy with what we had. A few night out in the Oklahoma air and we knew that in order to beat the mosquitos, we would need to go to one step further. That step would be screen in the kitchen and add a screen door and it had to have a doggie door! One last detail was added last summer, I dreamed of finishing it off with a porch and honey said ok. So, finally we were done. It has everything one needs to entertain family and friends! Grill, icebox, cable tv, running water. Who could ask for anything more!
Phase 5, the porch!
Phase 5, the porch!
Phase 1
Phase 1
Phase 3, concrete floor added
Phase 3, concrete floor added
blocks from local church
blocks from local church
recent picture of the inside, new cedar furniture!
recent picture of the inside, new cedar furniture!
Phase 4, screen added
Phase 4, screen added
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  • Susan From Colorado
    on Oct 25, 2014

    Wonderful job, I love it.. question though, I read that you put in counters.. by any chance did you put in a prep sink? or are you still having to prep in the kitchen and then take everything out to the patio to entertain.. I would have to consider that and a fridge as I am disabled and going back and forth would not be good for me any more.. You both should congratulate yourselves, you did a wonderful job.. the addition of that big fireplace makes it perfect... a couple of chase lounges for a sleep in the cool evening air sounds like a wonderful addition...lol (I will be clipping this into my future plans folder).. thank you for sharing...

  • Vickie
    on May 31, 2015

    This is so awesome! I have been begging for an outdoor kitchen for years so I can do canning outside instead of heating up the house. Of course I would need to add a stove or some sort of burner with propane for the large canning pots but this is the best idea ever that would meet so many needs! Could put a small pool inside to keep the skeeters and horseflies of the gkids. When we rob the bee hives everything must be done inside to keep the bees away from the honey so this would be perfect for that too. Yep, hubby doesn't know it yet but I think this will come before his new shop!

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