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Outdoor Kitchen & Paver Patio Case Study: Just Outside of Lancaster, PA

Posted On: July 27,2017 By: Mary Dresser, RLA ALSA

Patio design and outdoor kitchen company in Lancaster, PA with a recent Lititz project.At Earth Turf & Wood our goal is always focused on creating one-of-a-kind outdoor living spaces for our clients that truly suit their wants and needs. In this particular outdoor kitchen and patio design project in Lititz (just outside of Lancaster, PA), the homeowners wanted an open design concept.

They previously had a screened in porch but decided to open everything up. The end result was an outdoor kitchen and patio that was perfect for entertaining with multiple spaces for lounging and dining.

Among the requests for this project was an open concept outdoor kitchen in which the chef could be cooking while still chatting with family or guests seated at the attached island. A built-in umbrella ensures that despite the open design concept, those seated don’t have to be baking in the sun.

Patio design and outdoor kitchen company in Lancaster, PA with a recent Lititz project.

This particular kitchen is a concrete modular design which allowed the homeowners to save some money on the outdoor kitchen cost and have enough funds in the budget to incorporate other hardscaped areas. Like all of our outdoor kitchens in Lancaster, PA and nearby areas, this design features a granite countertop. Granite is the material-of-choice for outdoor kitchens given its durability.

The outdoor kitchen also features an upgraded, larger grill, double door storage underneath, and a pull-out trash can that is built into the countertop.


A Large-And-In-Charge Patio Design

As the “base” of a project, a patio is absolutely vital in any outdoor living space’s design. Whether you add a kitchen, a fire feature, or even a pavilion, the patio is the hardscaped space upon which everything else will be built.

Patio design and outdoor kitchen company in Lancaster, PA with a recent Lititz project.

This particular paver patio was large enough to incorporate not only the kitchen but a separate dining area and seating area. There was also an additional patio area set into the house, which was a space that was previously screened in. Though there are multiple areas, you can see that they flow together nicely so that even when entertaining large numbers of people, everyone is ultimately together.

In addition to the patio, this project also features outdoor lighting, retaining walls, and a unique fire pit based on a contemporary design. Though fire pits are traditionally thought of as being circular—such as a campfire that people sit around—this is a great example of how a fire pit can be custom built to suit any style preference. This rectangular fire pit creates a cozy atmosphere for the seating area by providing some ambiance and light.

Patio design and outdoor kitchen company in Lancaster, PA with a recent Lititz project.

All of the material in this project came from EP Henry. Thoughtful attention was given to the flow of the materials considering the space is so large. A decorative border in a different color from the rest of the patio provides a subtle accent.

Outdoor Kitchen and Patio Companies in Lancaster, PA

Patio design and outdoor kitchen company in Lancaster, PA with a recent Lititz project.With more than half of our outdoor living projects also featuring an outdoor kitchen, it’s safe to say that Earth, Turf, & Wood is the outdoor kitchen expert in local communities like Lititz, as well as other parts of Lancaster, PA and its surrounding areas. We are always challenged to create designs that are truly unique and we rise to meet that challenge again and again.

Having designed and built so many outdoor kitchens, we have a lot of ideas and inspiration that will help get you dreaming about yours. While our ideas will help guide you, at the end of the day, we’ll customize a kitchen design that is right for you.

With a Residential Landscape Architect (RLA) on staff, we offer in-house landscape and patio design in Lancaster, PA and its surrounding areas for virtually any outdoor living project you could imagine. Having an RLA helps ensure attention is given to every detail along the way. From how many guests you like to entertain to where the sun will be shining on your space, we’ll take all those details into account in order to create a space that is ideal for you and your family.

If you liked this project in Lititz, we can create something similar that suits your backyard wants and needs. Or, we can dream up something entirely different that’s a better fit for you. A transformation like this one will turn your plain backyard into something cozy and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

Need some inspiration for your project? Check out our pictures of outdoor kitchens or our images of patios for more examples of our work. Or, if you’d like to start talking about an outdoor living project for your home in Lancaster, York, Berks, Lebanon, or Dauphin counties, contact us for a free consultation or give us a call at (717) 276-9447 to get the conversation started.

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Mary Dresser, RLA ALSA

Written by Mary Dresser, RLA ALSA

Mary Hatch Dresser is a Registered Landscape Architect with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design. Mary has designed landscapes for 32 years and joined ETW exclusively in 2009. Mary is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA); and also serves on the Shade Tree Committee in Strasburg Borough where she resides. Mary prides herself in carefully listening to her clients to professionally meld their ideas and personal criteria with sound, experienced design practice.

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