Coming off the Labor Day holiday many of us spent time outdoors enjoying the warm days with family and friends and in most cases these gatherings were probably centered around food and entertaining. Over the past few years one trend we have seen requested in almost every Colorado Springs Custom Home we design and build is outdoor living and entertaining space. With our fantastic Colorado weather, homeowners want to be able to live and entertain in comfortably appointed and decorated outdoor spaces, including complete outdoor kitchens and covered sitting areas with gas fireplaces. Check out this award winning outdoor space from a design-build team in Flat Head Lake, MT.
National Association Of Homebuilders ~ Outdoor Entertainment Space Adds New Dimension to Lakeside Retreat
When the owners of a home along Flathead Lake in Somers, Mont., approached the builder about creating an outdoor entertainment space, they specifically requested the inclusion of a kitchen and dining/gathering area that would enable them to prepare meals for friends and family while also feeling like part of the lakeside activities.
To meet that challenge, the builder/architect designed and positioned an outdoor kitchen on the main level of the home overlooking the beach, sunning deck and boat dock and adjacent to the main level outdoor living room.
This outdoor kitchen earned the 2010 Best in American Living Awards Platinum award in the Outdoor Room category.
Convenient and Impressive - With a View
The outdoor kitchen features a large DCS barbecue/grill with two oven drawers and a special drawer for seasonings; generous granite countertops; and a spacious granite island prep bar - all strategically centered on the water view.
Double bi-parting, 6-foot patio doors provide convenient access to the interior kitchen and dining space, making it short work for even the most involved meals for large gatherings of friends and family.
Low-Maintenance, Protected From the Elements
While the low-maintenance kitchen is covered, the materials and finish were selected to further protect the kitchen from the elements.
The kitchen features stone tiled flooring and cabinet boxes built of marine-grade plywood with a marine finish. The cabinets boast scrub-planed, antique glazed cherry doors, and the pullout drawers provide perfect storage for the outdoor entertainment bar supplies.
Efficient, Spacious, Flowing
The efficient kitchen design includes a corner sink, ice maker, large refrigerator, island prep bar and dining area for eight.
The space flows onto an expansive outdoor living room with access to the lawn and a beautiful stained and stamped concrete patio - which then leads to a generous lakeside deck and boat dock.
At Comito Building and Design, we build custom homes with our unique design-build approach, that begins with our team designing a home that perfectly suits your homesite and budget. If you are interested in obtaining additional information on the custom home building process or any of our Colorado Springs luxury home sites call us at 719.219.5421 or visit us online at Comito Building and Design.