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The Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Patio Ideas / June 9, 2020

What’s the recipe for creating the perfect outdoor kitchen, somewhere you can gather with family and friends, sipping a glass of wine while grilling a delicious dinner? The ingredients for a successful outdoor kitchen design call for a well-planned design, essential appliances, comfortable furnishings, and versatile shelter.

Tips for Achieving Your Ideal Kitchen Design

  • Design your outdoor kitchen as you would your indoor kitchen.
    Since the fundamentals of cooking are the same indoors and out, design your outdoor kitchen as you would the kitchen within your home. Be mindful of kitchen work triangle rules, placing your cooking area, fridge, and sink for easy access. Include plentiful countertops, allotting space for prepping and dining, as well as ample space for picnic-style platters.
  • Choose beautiful, durable surfaces.
    Invest in quality, choosing surfaces built to withstand rain, UV exposure, heat, chemicals, staining, and scuffs.
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  • Don’t skimp on appliances.
    Consider your outdoor cooking preferences, outfitting your kitchen with your choice of dual-grill, side burner, smoker, griddle, and pizza oven, and maybe even a kegerator or wine tap. Don’t forget the sink, which is a must for working safely with meats. Add a refrigerator to store food, condiments, and beverages nearby. After all, the goal of your kitchen is to immerse yourself in the outdoor experience - not spend the evening trekking items back and forth from inside your home. 
  • Be sure to incorporate storage.
    Having a place to stash cutting boards, platters, and knives, as well as pillows, blankets, and other outdoor essentials save you from running back and forth for supplies in your home.
  • Add shelter and function.
    Versatile shelter is essential to make the most of your outdoor kitchen investment. With a louvered pergola system, you can enjoy your kitchen year-round, in any weather. Adjust louvers to dial in the perfect amount of sun, shade, or ventilation, close louvers for protection from the rain, and outfit your custom aluminum pergola with accessories that enhance comfort and function:

    • Incorporate built-in lighting for cooking at night or setting the mood during evening meals.
    • Add ceiling fans and infrared patio heaters for year-round comfort.
    • Equip your pergola with motorized screens and curtains for privacy and protection from pests.

Cook and dine, enjoying a delicious nightly meal outdoors with your family and friends beneath the comfort of your home pergola. Create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.

Contact Denver Pergola Systems for a complimentary quote, or schedule a design consultation today.

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Denver Pergola Denver Showroom Location

1101 N Santa Fe Dr, Denver,  Co. 80204

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950 Simms St, Lakewood, CO.  80401

Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm

Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space More… With An Adjustable Louvered Pergola!


Do you have an under-used, uncovered patio that is either too hot when you want to use it, or gets too much rain or snow to be functional? The Adjustable Louvered Pergola System has you covered – or uncovered! Unlike a retractable awning or wooden structure with fixed slats that give partial shade, but no rain protection, this aluminum pergola system can offer full sun, partial to full shade, or shelter thanks to its ingeniously designed adjustable louvered roof system.

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The Benefits of a Denver Pergola System

Tame Unrelenting Sunshine with Ease

The thick louvers are easily adjustable with either a motor and remote or a manual opener, providing just the right amount of shade regardless of the sun's position, allowing you to comfortably enjoy more time outdoors.

Repel Rain

The specially designed louvers offer full protection from the rain, interlocking when closed to provide a watertight cover with a gutter that channels rainfall exactly where you want it.

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