The Outdoor Kitchen Design Store

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Best Outdoor Fireplaces

 The BEST OUTDOOR FIREPLACES ENTERTAIN FABULOUSLY BEYOND THE WALLS OF YOUR HOME OUTDOORS and seem to have guests hopping to the Sound of the SNAP, CRACKLE & POP of the dancing flames thrown endlessly into the night.

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Outdoor Fireplaces are hot hot hot among Outdoor Living Trends.

The Outdoor fireplace is the central hub to linking the outdoor kitchen to the outdoor living space. For more outdoor Kitchen fabulous ideas go to THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE. www.OutdoorKitchenDesigner.com

The Outdoor fireplace is the central hub to linking the outdoor kitchen to the outdoor living space.
For more outdoor Kitchen fabulous ideas go to THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE.
http://www.OutdoorKitchenDesigner.com

All Outdoor Fireplaces create warmth, light, ambiance, culinary delight and conversation.
The outdoor fireplace it seems true to say that the more dramatic in appearance, The more dramatic the outdoor space becomes. With many choices of Stone types, natural stone veneer in a sleuce of colors, It so happens to become a designers Outdoor Living DREAM come true.
Not only looking handsome and stone tall in the corner of the backyard, The work house of the OUTDOOR KITCHEN can be the same Outdoor fireplace with a slightly Different intent. These type outdoor fireplaces are usually coupled with warming drawers and Hearth ovens. More commonly referred to as Pizza Ovens. This upper level outdoor fireplace with Tuscan wood fired pizza oven looks and tastes fabulous. What a statement an outdoor fireplace can be to Outdoor Living. Outdoor living beyond the walls of your home can feel fabulous too with this wood burning fireplace and pizza oven. Outdoor living fabulously design builder and founder of THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE Michael Gotowala has staff of artistic masons performing exemplary masonry building outdoor kitchens and outdoor fireplaces.Outdoor fireplaces stand tall in the Landscape as well as the homescape. It surely comes to reason that Outdoor Fireplaces are amongst the hottest trends in outdoor Living.

The more dramatic the outdoor fireplace appears, the more dramatic the outdoor living space.

The more dramatic the outdoor fireplace appears, the more dramatic the outdoor living space.

The Outdoor fireplace is the central hub to linking the outdoor kitchen to the outdoor living space. This covered outdoor kitchen entertains fabulously for 10-11 months out of the year and when coupled with the outdoor fireplace in heat endless hours add up gazing into the evening sky.

Stone fireplaces are great for spending time outdoors with loved ones entertaining for guests or simply positioned outside  another part of the home can be great for re kindling romance too.

This outdoor fireplace is right off the indoor living room and accessible by the master for endless hours spent outdoors watching the mesemerizing flames of this tremendous outdoor fireplace

This outdoor fireplace is right off the indoor living room and accessible by the master for endless hours spent outdoors watching the mesemerizing flames of this tremendous outdoor fireplace

with a wider and deeper fire box the flames seem to be less inclined to blow out.

with a wider and deeper fire box the flames seem to be less inclined to blow out.

For more great outdoor fireplace design ideas go to THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE by Preferred Properties. 

Preferred Properties Landscaping and Masonry have 3 decades of design build outdoor living spaces, Outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.

Outdoor fires on the Beach are the pinnacle to spending endless hours out doors with your toes in the sand, listening to the crashing waves, and star gazing into the tuning flames.

Outdoor fires on the Beach are the pinnacle to spending endless hours out doors with your toes in the sand, listening to the crashing waves, and star gazing into the tuning flames.

Outdoor fireplaces can be used in the outdoor kitchen contributing to culinary. Away as a destination in the design, or a leading focal in the landscape luring you outdoors into the night.

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Outdoor fireplaces are best when designed within the intent of the Outdoor Living space.

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This outdoor setting entertains fabulously throughout all 8 seasons. 4 seasons both day and night.

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The difference between outdoor living and living outdoors FABULOUSLY is by DESIGN. 

Outdoor Living fabulous project by Michael Gotowala founder of THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE

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Not feeling fabulous about your outdoor living space? Reconsider your design. Go to OutdoorKitchenDesigner.com to find Outdoor living fabulous designer and founder of THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE by Preferred Properties.

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lower level courtyard fireplace & gas lantern with distinguishing features of this French cottage shown throughout the upper level and lower level terrace.

Another multi level outdoor kitchen poolside with zero clearance Outdoor fireplace beneath, swim up movies, & curved dining booth.

OUTDOOR LIVING COUNTRY FABULOUS

OUTDOOR LIVING COUNTRY FABULOUS

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It’s the toppings on the pizza oven that makes outdoor living taste fabulous

It’s the toppings that you put on the pizza oven that makes outdoor living taste fabulous.

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Living fabulously beyond the walls of your home outdoors is first on the menu with this Wood Stone pizza oven. The Wood stone pizza oven and outdoor kitchen makes entertaining taste fabulous.

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Outdoor living fabulously designer shares secret success of the trendy niche of Luxury Outdoor living.  Michael Gotowala founder of The Outdoor Kitchen Design Store shows us that the  recipe for living outdoors fabulously is to understand the lifestyle and comfort level of each family member indoors and portray some of that lifestyle outdoors. It results in endless hours spent outdoors.

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The Wood Stone Pizza oven built into the sidewall of this pool house by Gotowala’s team at The Outdoor Kitchen Design Store by Preferred Properties shows the meticulous masonry and upscale design that makes living beyond the walls of your home outdoors taste fabulous.
The Outdoor Kitchen island accouterments keeps guests by the pool and pool house full to capacity enjoying culinary,  conversation and comradery surrounding the tastings of the Wood Stone Pizza oven.

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The installation of this propane fired Outdoor pizza oven requires due diligence from many professional tradesman including the propane fuel connection, electric service, carpentry, stucco, grease exhaust fan, copper flashing and chimney duct work in addition to the stone work and finish details.
Watch the start of this Wood Stone pizza oven get craned into the side wall of the pool house.
WOODSTONE PIZZA OVEN all part of the living fabul…: https://youtu.be/OOteE10-PRQ 

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Once completed the party begins.
Pizzas come out perfectly in five to seven minutes.

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For more information on how you too can live outdoors fabulously see the designs of Outdoor living fabulously designer and Founder of The Outdoor Kitchen Design Store.  Www.outdoorkitchendesigner.com

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Follow this project to completion

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COUNTRY LIVING OUTDOOR FABULOUS

COUNTRY LIVING OUTDOOR FABULOUS

We are just about finished with this magnificent multi level outdoor living fabulous country estate in BETHEL, CONNECTICUT.  The sprawling nature of this two level outdoor living space is to blend with the cohesive nature of the home and landscape.

That is why Outdoor Living Fabulously designer and masterful outdoor kitchen builder  hand selected stones that matched the veneer of the house to construct towering columns of stone in a flowing formation upholding the deck above and allowing plenty of swim up and off the patio distance to the outdoor fireplace underneath on the lower level. With a total transformation of the back yard area, the first vision was to redirect the stairs to the opposite side of the deck. The mainstay of the deck space was now enlarged and used accordingly to entertain fabulously. The outdoor space works seamlessly for small gatherings and family outdoor dining. The sprawling nature of the multi level usage of the outdoor kitchen and pool below outdoor beverage and bar area opposite side of the upper level deck works to the advantage of a buffet spread as well by using the large granite counter. With the dining area centered in between the outdoor kitchen island and the bar and beverage center one must say living outdoors can entertain fabulously.

Downstairs below in the weatherproof and waterproof space Gotowala transformed this into another expansion lot living beyond the walls of your home outdoors fabulously. A zero clearance wood burning fireplace, curved granite outdoor dining space amongst massive stone columns and stucco make for the perfect selection of a great outdoor room.

The country estate of this home has increased in value and offering more family time spent outdoors for everyone. Now thats priceless. For more information on Great Outdoor Kitchen ideas go to THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE by PREFERRED PROPERTIES. Connecticut’s only featured outdoor kitchen design builder in todays CREATIVE HOMEOWNER’S HARD COVER BOOK BEST OUTDOOR KITCHENS.

GOTOWALA founder of THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE is featured in HOUZZ as CONNECTICUT’S BEST IN OUTDOOR KITCHENS. To see all 19 Outdoor Kitchens go to http://www.HOUZZ.com/PRO/THEOUTDOORKITCHENDESIGNSTORE

You can catch up with the latest in Outdoor Kitchen design with Outdoor Living fabulously designer Michael Gotowala Founder of THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE by PREFERRED PROPERTIES as he is enamored to be an editorial contributor to OUTDOOR LIVING FABULOUSLY in each edition of GREENWICH GIRL MAGAZINE.

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The upper level Mahogany Deck is completely weatherproofed from below the underlayment allowing for the development of more space ideal for entertaining after everyone is fed. The Outdoor kitchen above has ample pull up seating for food, fun and conversation.

The Mahogany rail system and black fiberglass rods allow the landscape to mesh with the outdoor living scene and personality of the entire area. Great views below to the pool from all areas above.

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I Love the bump out stand alone Romeo and Juliet type designated to be right adjacent to the outdoor kitchen island and in direct contact with the interaction below. The space also doubles just right of the power burner when the call for LOBSTERs are on.. The space allows for a bucket of ice or preparation space for help with the Lobster Bake.

The Outdoor cabinetry is Brown Jordan JAVA. On behalf of BROWN JORDAN AND A DEALER for their Outdoor Cabinetry line of Door types, storage types handles and colors, Our design team can help you organize your outdoor kitchen and look fabulous too. We are also aligned with TRUE MFG. Residential outdoor refrigerators, Beverage coolers, and wine chillers.  The outdoor Grill of choice is DCS by Fisher and Paykel. We are dealers for DCS and can help configure just the right outdoor Kitchen for you. The power burner is an ALFRESCO power burner ideal for LOBSTER, PASTAS, Soups and Sauces.

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There is a distinct difference in outdoor Living and LIVING OUTDOORS FABULOUSLY and that is by DESIGN. Our design build team has unique talents to design and build the entire Outdoor living featured home addition, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Great room, Mahogany deck, Masonry sub structure, Stone and Stucco. This focus of attention to detail is our specialty.

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The upper level outdoor kitchen sub structure starts from below on the pool patio floor and protruding up through the second floor deck to counter height supporting the outdoor kitchen on one side and welcoming a sit up counter space on the other side. The inside of this large beautifully stoned structure has a curved stone bench with granite topping for an outdoor dining booth on the lower level inside. The back side facing the deck stairs has a hollowed out storage area decorated with a mahogany door. The outdoor fireplace contributes endless hours spent outdoors.

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This multi level outdoor outdoor living fabulously space complete with an outdoor kitchen and look over bar and beverage area. The yellow stucco arches and stone and stucco walls in the outdoor great room make for a perfect and festive summer party. For more Outdoor living fabulously designs go to THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE by PREFERRED PROPERTIES.

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Outdoor living fabulously designer can light it up “Fabulous”

Outdoor lighting designer Michael Gotowala Preferred Properties uses his award winning outdoor lighting strategy to bring the wow factor to this mesmerizing and dreamy Poolscape.

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The more elements you can illuminate in harmony with one another whether they are architectural in form, surrounding plant materials, hard scapes, or highly important specialty featured elements, the more comprehensive the outdoor lighting design becomes. The one who can understand all these type of elements and how these should appear lit at night will have the most insight on how to best light them all up in the same scene. In some scenes not all the types of elements are present and a great outdoor lighting professional will know how to correctly define the space by correctly illuminating just the right features with just the right amount of light.
Once all the surrounding elements are identified, they need some kind of presentation. Whether the intent is to prioritize the features or dimly light some lessor important elements this can be effectively achieved by using a certain type of fixtures portraying just the right angle of the light, correct intensity of beam spray and its relative position to the adjacent fixtures nearby.

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Lighting fixture placement is an inherent strategy that most definitely came to perfection as it was coupled with the endless hours of night time viewing experience. As an amateur and passionate night time outdoor lighting photographer capturing most of our own lighting projects, I am able to reference the photos to either critique the placement of the fixture and or its beaming results. So after hundreds of projects and many thousands of fixture placements we were able to position the lighting in just the right manner to produce the best results.

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Michael Gotowala Preferred Properties is a national award
Recipient from the AOLP. 2008 and
2010 residential landscape lighting and specialty lighting. The Association
Of Outdoor Lighting Professionals.

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Steve Parrott of Cast Lighting offered the following endorsement:

Michael is clearly one of the best landscape lighting designers in the country. In my role as a photographer of outdoor lighting, I’ve visited and photographed many of Michael’s projects – not only were the lighting designs creative and effective, they were also installed perfectly with a great attention to detail.
My photos of Michael’s projects have been published in numerous trade journals and design magazines. Editors are thrilled with these outstanding examples of landscape lighting. Michael has embraced both the art and science of lighting design and applies it to create compelling nighttime environments for his very lucky clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Michael for any kind of outdoor lighting product. You willed be thrilled with the results.

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Outdoor living designer takes fabulous
Well into nighttime by having all the lighting fixtures perfectly in place. Some shed light and aren’t even fixtures. These remote firewalls provide emotion, heat and light all in
Cohesion with the landscape lighting and outdoor lighting.
One more reason Michael’s outdoor kitchens and living fabulously projects are regularly featured nationally in publications.

This lighting project goes with the whole project as it was designed and built by Michael Gotowala outdoor living fabulously designer, masterful outdoor kitchen builder, and award winning outdoor lighting specialist.
Here is BROWN JORDAN’S PICK FOR OUTDOOR KITCHEN OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2014.
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Reward yourself don’t disappoint yourself create just the right amount of outdoor living space.

Reward yourself don’t disappoint yourself create just the right amount of outdoor living space. Outdoor living fabulously designer and master outdoor kitchen builder shares insight to help home owners, pool builders, and home builders. Designing and building an outdoor kitchen are entirely different in constructing in both concept and reality. The media does a phenomenal […]

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