Great Canadian Backyard Series: Station Grill creates and outdoor space worthy of beautiful St. Lawrence River views
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July 24, 2020
Next stop in our Great Canadian Backyard series, we head to Montérégie, Québec to a home with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. Station Grill designed and built an incredible outdoor living space with everything — including the kitchen sink.
What inspired the homeowners to build an outdoor kitchen?
The client had requested a large dedicated outdoor living space including a kitchen, dining area, lounge area and a fireplace, all under one roof next to their infinity pool. He had shared his passion for barbecuing and cooking with charcoal and therefore wanted the outdoor kitchen to include an efficient gas barbecue, charcoal barbecue, planchas griddle, warming drawer, side burner, and a refrigerator and ice machine. To combine all these devices under one roof it was necessary to add a powerful ventilation system. All of these elements needed to be integrated in a unique design to obtain a chic and refined look.
Were there any challenges with building the outdoor kitchen space?
We had a few challenges with this project. The client wanted to have storage for all of his outdoor furniture cushions. We therefore added full-height spaces, similar to pantries, to facilitate the storage of the cushions. The advantage of working with Station Grill is that we have a wide variety of standard cabinetry to fulfill our customers’ needs. The cabinetry was framed with Station Grill’s signature panels, in a black finish from the Lux Collection. The client also wanted two cooking vents, for both the gas and charcoal grills. We made a custom hood cover with the same materials for overall continuity.
What colour of Dekton was used in the project?
We used Dekton in Sirius for the kitchen countertop and Portum for the dining area. For the thickness, we used 20mm and did a shark-nose edging to make it look thinner – the final results are stunning. We suggested to the client a raised countertop in a contrasting colour reminiscent of natural stone to create a flow with the outside stone of the house. Dekton was the best option for this project because of its resistance to heat, scratches and freezing. The brand also offers a variety of colours that mimic natural stone.
Do you have any insight to share when it comes to building an outdoor kitchen space?
The first thing to consider is to ensure enough space for the outdoor kitchen. We often see that outdoor kitchen designs are included at the end of a construction project. It’s important to let your architect and landscaper know your outdoor living space plans ahead of time.
It’s also important to know what type of appliances you want – a gas grill, a charcoal grill, pizza oven, a planchas griddle, etc. Once we have this information, we can then design your outdoor kitchen according to your needs, creating a functional and ergonomic outdoor space that will work with your architecture.
For more information, visit Station Grill at www.stationgrill.ca