Do I need a special grill or drop in grill for my Charlotte outdoor kitchen?

Archadeck of Charlotte is an outdoor living design/ build company that does over 2,000 individual projects yearly. We design outdoor kitchens as one of the many products that our customers want for their outdoor living space.

A common question we get is whether you need a special grill or can you utilize your existing grill for an outdoor kitchen? The answer is most definitively that you can use your existing grill. We can achieve this with one of two designs in mind. If you currently have a free-standing grill, we can simply “park” it wherever is desired and build a cabinet around it so that you can take it out when you want to replace it without having to destroy any masonry work.

The second way we do this is to dismantle the grill from its current assembly and fit it into a custom opening it the cabinet we design. Below, you will find photos of these concepts. Actually, we are transforming your existing grill into the aesthetics of a drop in grill without the cost of having to purchase a new one. To ease your mind, the only thing we have to do to replace the grill once it has mortar and becomes a drop in grill is to cut the mortar and order a new grill provided you want the same size!

To see a wonderful photo gallery of outdoor kitchens and complete outdoor living spaces, go to http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com or http://www.archadeck.com

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this covered outdoor kitchen with a cabana and all of the outdoor appliances including a Fire Magic AOG Grill

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this covered outdoor kitchen with a cabana and all of the outdoor appliances including a Fire Magic AOG Grill

Outdoor Kitchen on stone paver patio

Outdoor Kitchen and patio

Rustic chic screen porches..today’s designs

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this gazebo style screen porch with Cabot Stain

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this gazebo style screen porch with Cabot Stain

There is a real demand for designing screen porches with a rustic chic flare. We see different trends come and go but this idea of rustic chic has been there for awhile and the demand is picking up steam. If you really think about all that goes into a screen porch, you realize how many elements effect the aesthetics and overall architectural appeal.

We start with the construction and trim. The materials you choose for your flooring, columns, and ceiling all influence the appeal. In Charlotte, NC we see some exposed rafters up in the ceiling. We see dark, warm stains being used on the columns and floor.

Then think about trim detail. How do finish off the screen and the attaching mechanisms? How about the bottom and the top of the screen porch? For a great photo gallery of screen porch designs, go to http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com

How do I choose the correct paint or stain color for my screen porch or covered patio?

Screen Porch by Archadeck of Charlotte with outdoor fireplace and pergola

Screen Porch by Archadeck of Charlotte with outdoor fireplace and pergola

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this gazebo style screen porch with Cabot Stain

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this gazebo style screen porch with Cabot Stain

How would I go about choosing the appropriate paint and/or stain color for my screen porch? We have 25 years experience at Archadeck of Charlotte designing and building screen porches and covered patios.

The first thing we look at is the existing trim color of the home. Is this a color you are going to stay with? If so, it makes sense to paint the porch columns the same color and the house trim to make it appear as if the porch came with the house and was not an after thought!

Secondly, what look are you going for in your outdoor living space? Do you prefer a more rustic porch? Are you looking to have a soothing or uplifting ceiling? Dark stains are quite in vogue today and give a deep and rich feeling to the room.

Finally, think about maintenance considerations. Generally speaking, stain is going to be lower maintenance than paint and does not show dirt as readily! To get great color ideas for your screen porch, go to http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com

 

 

Why people want rustic screen porches and outdoor living spaces?

Why do so many people want a rustic look and feel to their screen porch and overall outdoor living space?

We think people want to feel as though they are truly integrated with nature and their backyard. The overall experience of escaping life’s everyday challenges and routine is easier when we change our environment. The ability to open up our back door and escape is extremely appealing to many of us. Archadeck of Charlotte is a design/build outdoor living company yet hat is widely consulted for rustic design qualities. To see great rustic photos as well as other outdoor living designs, go to www.charlotte.archadeck.com. Click here to view our Charlotte screened porch photo gallery. Image