September 28, 2017

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This project may have taken us all summer to get done but it was SO worth the wait! Ever since we decided to put a large deck off the back of the house, I knew that I wanted to have some sort of an outdoor kitchen. I liked the idea of having counter space where you cook/prep outdoors and also because we eat so much seafood I wanted to have a space we could use outdoors to cook it so my house didn't get smelly. I'm so happy with how this outdoor kitchen turned out! Take a peek below.

Outdoor Kitchen on the back patio with dinning table

Outdoor Kitchen

We purchased a Traeger this past year and loved it but I still felt like it stuck out on the deck with everything else looking so put together. We decided to build a custom cabinet around the smoker with space to store a small BBQ underneath and an electric burner that can come out and sit on the counter when I cooked with a larger stockpot for seafood.

Traeger on the back patio builtin
dinning table next to the traeger

I had some old salvaged cabinet doors kicking around that seemed to be about the size we would need and my talented hubby did the rest. We used cedar planks to match the siding on the house so the unit wouldn't look so out of place and I painted it using Canadian Tire Exterior Premier Paint in Porcelain.

builtin outdoor kitchen
outdoor kitchen next to plant stand on the back patio

The best part was I only had to do one coat of paint! We also needed to cover the Fortis boxes above the smoker but unfortunately, the front of the boxes still needed to be visible to they could scan the numbers from our alley. We covered these as much as we could and I am happy with the final look. I feel like the whole space is finally complete! All I need now is for my Virginia Creeper to start climbing up the pergola and this space will be exactly my vision!

outdoor kitchen builtin
Outdoor Kitchen on the back patio with dinning table

I hope you enjoyed the post about our outdoor kitchen. Would you want an outside cooking space for your home? Leave me your thoughts in the comments below.

  1. Heather smith (the ant of Joy) says:

    Beautiful. My Virginia creeper covers 3/4 of the front of our house. It is a beautiful red now. When yours grow up it will amaze your deck with its beauty.

    1. B Vintage says:

      Thank you so much for the lovely message. ❤️

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