Warm weather means patio season! Distinctive Marble & Granite can help you plan and renew your cooking space for the perfect entertaining spot all spring and summer long.

“Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party’!” Yes, it is spring. That time of change, growth – beginnings. At Distinctive Marble & Granite, we believe it is the perfect time to consider a new outdoor kitchen for entertaining.

An outdoor living space, like a kitchen is an extension of your style and choice you make for the outdoors. This is one of the most important elements of any home, a kitchen whether indoors or outdoors. It is the space where families come together, friends share good times, and celebrations occur.

So, you may be asking yourself: “How can I make my outdoor kitchen cohesive and really bring out all that it has to offer?” By combining the peace of the outdoors with the warmth and familiarity of a kitchen setting, an outdoor kitchen creates a perfect area for any gathering to entertaining guests, or just simply relax.

Not every outdoor kitchen is the same. Two important aspects to consider when creating this space is size and budget. For some families, a grill with built-in cabinets may be all that is needed. Others may want to fully recreate their indoor kitchen. It is important to research and plan the scope of the project that best suits your needs. An outdoor kitchen refresh is not one size fits all exercise. The professionals at Distinctive Marble & Granite can help you select the right color and stone for your project.

To determine how to refresh your outdoor kitchen most effectively, begin with the following steps:

– Determine what the space will primarily be used for. This will help you to narrow design ideas.
– Measure your outdoor space to define the physical parameters of your planning.
– Outline a budget so you may make informed decisions on equipment and amenities.

Among the equipment and amenities to be considered in your refresh are:

– Grills, Sinks, Refrigerator, Flooring, Lighting, Tables and seating, Luxury items, Countertops.

Countertops – Picking your outdoor kitchen countertop is almost as important as picking a grill! This is where you will be doing your prepping, cooking, and serving. You want to give yourself enough space, so you do not feel too cramped. It is the centerpiece of your outdoor kitchen. In this environment, picking countertops should be a priority for durability first and appearance second. An outdoor countertop must be durable, waterproof, easy to clean up and gorgeous. If your space is not covered, selecting a light color natural stone which does not hold heat is a good choice.

Distinctive Marble & Granite is a leader in custom countertop design, fabrication, and installation. We offer hundreds of colors of natural stone and quartz in our in-house slab yard for convenience. We look forward to serving you. To learn more, we invite you to call us today! (614) 760-0003.