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Outdoor Kitchen Makeover

We are currently working to makeover our outdoor kitchen island.  We asked our stone guy for a bid on adding stone to the front of the island to match the pool cabana. We have enough stone left over to cover the island. We also bought a new grill and side burner.  We went out yesterday to look at Granite slabs.  Another possibility would be a concrete counter top.  Have you seen the cool ones with colors and embedded glass?

Picture of our current outdoor kitchen island.  As far as granite, we looked at Taj Mahal, which is the same granite as the pool cabana. Being light, it wouldn't get hot.


We want the same stone look as the pool cabana for the outdoor kitchen.

Here is the grill we ordered.  It has LED Spectrum Night Light control knobs with SafetyGlow.

The side burner, which I love  to cook side dishes.

I also ordered this 11 foot umbrella in Dolce Oasis.

I am really loving the pool makeover.  The water looks beautiful. My husband recently added a salt water system to our pool.  Easier maintenance, better for your skin and no need to add chlorine.

The best part is having some cool lighting.  A pleasure to swim in day and night.
The weather has been rainy the last few days.  I was hoping to set a table outdoors.
Have a great weekend.

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  1. The kitchen island is going to look great and I like the grill you ordered. You pool is gorgeous and I know you will enjoy the it this summer. Hope you get some sun and have a nice weekend Linda.

  2. Your pool area is your own little piece of paradise!

  3. Linda, your backyard is truly an oasis. I love the colors, the lighting and that pool. Dreamy.

  4. Your pool area is just lovely....you are certainly ready for a pool party!!

  5. I agree..an oasis.. a home that you must always feel on holiday..I know you work hard to make it as such..kudos:)

  6. Heaven Linda this area is just heaven.

  7. It's going to be beautiful! Such a stunning property!

    Shabby Brocante <3

  8. Linda tu jardín es encantador y acogedor, os debe costar trabajo mantenerlo así pero esta precioso, la nueva isla te va a quedar preciosa ya nos la enseñaras cuando la tengas terminada, la parrilla estupenda y el parasol muy simpático. Ya solo hace falta que el rey sol luzca en todo su esplendor. Hasta pronto, un beso

  9. How beautiful, Linda! Such a welcoming home♥️

  10. Sounds lovely! I like the idea of using the same granite as in the pool house. Love the pool with the cool lighting- just beautiful!

  11. How awesome, Linda. Love your choices, and it did not go without noticing the LED spectrum lighting on the grill. ;) The 11' umbrellas are the best. You can easily cover 2 people on lounge chairs underneath, or an entire table with chairs. Love the new system Paul put in the pool. What an oasis you have on your property!

  12. Well done, Linda. It's glorious!

  13. You have created such an incredible space to enjoy and entertain, it is all gorgeous! I would never leave!

  14. What a perfect piece of heaven on earth that you and Paul have created, Linda! You’re the best team and your choices are wonderful.


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