Summer may be slowly fading away, but that doesn’t mean Canadians will stop spending time outside soaking up every bit of nice weather they can. We recently caught up with our partners at Station Grill to learn about their latest outdoor kitchen project. Station Grill is a Quebec-based company that specializes in manufacturing outdoor kitchens, offering a wide variety of storage solutions to meet customers’ needs across North America.
Located in the suburbs of Montreal’s South Shore, the outdoor space was designed for a young couple and their twins. The client wanted the space to be able to stay outside with family and friends while cooking and keeping an eye on their children in the pool at the same time.
The homeowner chose to extend the roof of the porch to cover the outdoor kitchen and outdoor spa, making it all season. The space was designed within a large U-shape, integrating a Kamado Joe. He also wanted a gas barbecue with side burners for making sauces, searing vegetables, and boiling pasta. One of the most important elements was eliminating the need to go back and forth inside. To accommodate this, Station Grill integrated a sink and a refrigerator. Essentially nothing needs to be prepared indoors during the summer season. They prioritized a lot of storage for their outdoor sofa cushions, maximizing the interior corners of the cabinets. They also added a small sideboard near the table, located two levels down on the terrace, for placemats, napkins, lanterns, and other summer accessories.
A big challenge for this outdoor space was that the kitchen was between three walls. Station Grill had limited space, and the floor had two levels (bar side one step down). They had to create a railing for the steps, which they cleverly did using flower boxes coordinated with the kitchen’s signature panels.
The choice of countertops was Dekton Laos. The natural slate-like look of the surface contrasts with the white cabinets and works beautifully with the dark gray and white Cape Cod-style home. When choosing a countertop, Station Grill always suggests a thickness of 20 mm for a dining countertop that doesn’t require underneath support.
When it comes to cooking and refrigeration appliances, Station Grill always puts the client’s wants and needs first and foremost. The choice of kitchen accessories early in the planning process helps to make the living experience more functional and enjoyable.