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Modern Outdoor Kitchen Reveal

Happy Friday!  Since my son is out for the summer I have been getting the dates and days a little messed up, but I still know when the weekends are here. I’m glad you came back today to check out the final reveal of my modern outdoor kitchen. If you missed the first part of the outdoor reveal you can check that out here. I hope you enjoy this one.  You can definitely use it for some inspiration if you are redoing your yard or you’re just looking for a couple updates.  You’d be amazed what a couple pillows, some flowers and an umbrella can do to a yard.

Those of you who have been on my blog a long time know my signature colors are black, white and blush pink.  That is what I chose to decorate the outside with this year.  However, last year I used black and a lime green color.  To check out last year’s colors you can catch that here.

Modern Outdoor Kitchen Reveal

Modern black and white backyard oasis with Frontgate chaise lounges. Yourstrulyjenn

These chaise lounges and cushions were purchases from Frontgate and have held up nicely.  They are so comfortable that I often fall asleep outside.


Modern black and white backyard oasis with Frontgate chaise lounges. Yourstrulyjenn

All the outdoor appliances came from East Coast Leisure.  The grill is a Bull Barbecue Angus Grill with a 30″ door and drawer combo.  We also have a fridge and sink.  The stain on the pergola is Special Walnut.  we went with a medium shade to go with our furniture and roof color on our house.

Frontgate chaise lounges and outdoor kitchen reveal. yourstrulyjenn

The black and white throw blankets and lumbar pillows are from Target.   They are the perfect accessories for those chilly nights when the sun goes down.

Modern black and white backyard oasis with pink accents. Yourstrulyjenn

These pink salad dishes are the new ones from Target’s Opal House collection.  The white dinner plates are my favorite from the Emma set at Pottery Barn.  They are classic and I use them as a base for all my tablescapes.

Modern black and white backyard oasis with pink accents. Yourstrulyjenn


Modern black and white backyard oasis with pink accents. Yourstrulyjenn

This gorgeous flower arrangement is from Grandin Road, the pillows are from West Elm,  and the lanterns are from Pier 1.

Outdoor console table styled for entertaining. yourstrulyjenn

I love how these baskets from Target give this console table a finished look. In the winter I use these in my mudroom for gloves and hats.

Outdoor console table styled for entertaining. yourstrulyjenn

This console table was purchased from Grandin Road.

This is the perfect seating area for entertaining guests. yourtrulyjenn

This seating area is perfect for entertaining guests.

This square fire pit was built for backyard entertaining.

The marble on top of the fire pit and outdoor kitchen was purchased from Rock Solid in VA Beach, Virginia.  I don’t remember the exact slab we used, but my consultant was Courtney and she is amazing.  If you’re in the Hampton Roads area and want her contact information just let me know.


This square fire pit was built for backyard entertaining.

The inside glass pieces were purchased from American fire Glass and are 1/4″ black.  We love making s’mores and hanging out by the fire when we swim at night. The fire pit really does help extend the season well into the fall.

This table is ready for backyard entertaining by the pool.

 

This table is ready for backyard entertaining by the pool.

I love that the outdoor area also has a fan and lights on the 4 columns for using at night.  The lights were bought from Ferguson.  Then of course we have flood lights on the house and up lighting in the mulch beds.

This outdoor oasis is ready for entertaining guests. yourstrulyjenn

Adding landscaping around your entertaining area can give it that detail to finish the look. If you want to go the extra mile and take on this job you may want to hire a landscaper who knows what plants, shrubs and trees grow best in your area. We did this and it was the right decision.  We love the finished product.


Entertain guests in this backyard oasis. yourstrulyjenn
I had a great time styling this outdoor space for you. Even though my pillows are for the outdoors, I do bring them on my covered porch after using them just to keep them in the best condition as possible.  You don’t have to, but I feel that sun, rain, and other damage destroys them quite quickly.  I do leave my cushions out there unless there is a huge storm where I think they are going to blow away.

Yours Truly,

Jenn

 

Our Outdoor Kitchen Reveal Part 1

In early 2017, I designed a pergola with outdoor kitchen and fire pit.  My hope was to add value to our home and to provide extra entertaining space. We would like to live in this home until our son graduates and then move closer to my husband’s office.  Today I am showing the construction portion of our outdoor kitchen reveal and posting most of the styled backyard on Friday. I would love for you to come back and see the finished product then.

I wanted this to be completed for my daughter’s prom pictures and graduation party in June 2017. We started the project in March 2017 with a 6 week projected timeline. Then a week for my landscaper to come in and do grading and adding flowerbeds around the new areas.

Outdoor entertaining area great for guests. yourstrulyjenn

via pinterest

Here was my inspiration picture I used to help me design the pergola and get an idea of what I liked. I used it to show my builder the style I liked and then she made a rendering to scale of the design. From there, she started hiring out contractors and I started picking materials and products for my project.

Building the pergola for outdoor kitchen area. yourstrulyjenn

Everything for this project was custom for my specific design. All the details were chosen through me and finalized through my builder Tara, owner of Preston Homes. Let’s just say the options were endless. There was so much to choose from that it really was like designing something for a project inside your home. I really do think of our outdoor space as an extension of our square footage in the home. So of course I wanted to carry over a similar style.

Updating the backyard with outdoor kitchen entertaining area. yourtrulyjenn

I decided to take the project in the black and white color palette. Some of my accessories were already that color and I liked it so I wanted to continue down that path. Here are some pictures of the beginning of the project. We went out of the country in the middle of the project so I did my best with the pictures I had.

Building a square fire pit for a unique entertaining area. yourstrulyjenn

Here is a sneak peak of the finished product from Friday’s post.  I would love for you to come back and see the backyard styled and ready for the final reveal.

Outdoor kitchen entertaining area and Frontgate chair lounges. Yourstrulyjenn

Thanks for stopping in, I can’t wait to show the final reveal on Friday.  Make sure to come back to see that post.  It is one of my favorites for the whole year.

Yours Truly,

Jenn