Outdoor Kitchen Pictures From DIY Network Blog Cabin 2015

Outdoor living is made easy at Blog Cabin 2015, with space dedicated to grilling, dining and entertaining guests.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

The Ultimate Outdoor Escape

Inspired by the breathtaking views, an outdoor space wraps the side of the house, providing shade from the intense midday sun. A pergola roof, vertical garden and grill station create the ultimate outdoor escape.

Shady Approach

“This is the area of that is going to be in the shade during sunset, so it made sense to add an indoor and outdoor space,” says build and design manager Dylan Eastman.

Easy Access

The side of the home, capped with a slanted metal roof, draws attention to the modern mountain style. The outdoor dining area is easily accessible via sliding doors in the kitchen.

Rockin Out

Idaho diamond, a locally-sourced stone used in this pathway design, is incorporated throughout the interior and exterior design.

Must-Have Herb Garden

The vertical garden is a perfect combination of low-maintenance and high-function. A drip irrigation system provides water at the right time to to keep fresh herbs thriving.

Casual Dining

The steel countertop is bent to give you a bar top for easy entertaining.

Cedar and Steel Appeal

Layers of warm color and textures, like cedar and steel are incorporated throughout the bar area and vertical garden.

Clever Storage

Metal hooks are ideal for hanging storage of tongs and other grilling utensils.

Everything You Need

An outdoor kitchen complete with hanging storage carves out a grilling station under the pergola.

Bright and Blue

Dressing the table in a vibrant motif complements the sunny mountain location. Blue outdoor dinnerware paired with cheerful yellow napkins is at once casual and outdoor-chic.

A Nod to Idaho

Part of the fireplace was salvaged and a steel plate was added with a thoughtful cutout of Idaho. In the entryway it’s counterpart is on display.

People’s Pergola Pick

During the Blog Cabin's People's Choice voting period, online voters selected a shady pergola for the outdoor kitchen and dining area.

Going Yard

“We designed just enough lawn to make you feel like you have a yard,” says Dylan. “You can mow it quickly and gives you a softer place to hang out and play yard games.”

All Set Up for a Picnic

Another seating area is conveniently located on the lawn for afternoon reading or a casual meal alfresco.

Lounge-Worthy Lawn

A ring toss and a picnic blanket invite family and friends to lay in the grass on a sunny day and enjoy time together.

Smart Watering System

“All the plantings in this space are irrigated, which reduces the maintenance,” explains Dylan. “It’s only getting the amount of water it needs and it’s getting it at night.”

Surrounded by Nature

A mix of local plants and dramatic hardscape beds surround this modern mountain retreat, making it the perfect setting to watch the sun set.

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