Outdoor Kitchens & Living Spaces…Expanding the Square Footage of Your Home
Going beyond your tried and true stand alone grill, homeowners are designing outside the box (or outside the home) and seeking refuge in their own backyard retreats. As an extension to the home, outdoor living spaces are increasing in popularity as modern conveniences such as outdoor televisions and refrigerators help homeowners grow the livable space their home and site have to offer.
From outdoor kitchens, dining terraces, living spaces and pools, your backyard oasis can be as spacious or as cozy as you dream it to be. For many, the outdoor focus is on the kitchen where the design is often similar to the configuration required for main house kitchens. Outdoor kitchens now accommodate traditional fixtures like sinks, refrigerators, grills, pizza ovens, wine coolers, cabinets and storage compartments. It’s important to keep in mind the workflow, foot traffic and function when defining the space, designing an outdoor kitchen is not a project to take lightly or without the expertise of a professional.
Other enhancements to your outdoor space can include a firepit or fireplace, dining terrace, shade gazebo or pergola, pavilion, water features, pools, and spas. There are endless possibilities when designing a space adaptable to not only your relaxing needs but your entertaining as well. Whether your remodeling or building new, your outdoor “floor plan” should have the same attention to detail as your main house to ensure you utilize your site’s full potential while adhering to the restrictions your landscape can present. The team at ACM Design has the experience designing homes and outdoor spaces around the needs of clients throughout the entire Asheville and Western North Carolina region. For your custom home or renovation, contact ACM Design to see how our design experience is unmatched.