Outdoor Living Spaces

We know that planning your outdoor living space can be a daunting task, so the planning can be pushed back and pushed back again. Then, just like last year,  we find ourselves at midsummer, and we begin kicking ourselves for not pulling the trigger earlier (usually while we’re at that one friend’s outdoor oasis who has a perfect balance of function and aesthetics).



Well, good news! We are going to focus on making your outdoor living space perfect for you. It begins with you reaching out to the design team at Design Moe Kitchen & Bath.

Things we want to consider:


  • climate
  • focal point
  • seating
  • cooking



One of the first things you should consider is the climate where you live. If you live in an area with salt spray or heavy fog you’ll want to be sure to include some kind of shelter or wind protection in your design. Conversely, if you live in a hot climate, you’ll want to focus on creating a space that includes lots of shade.

No matter what kind of climate you live in, be sure to choose materials that can stand up to the elements.

Focal Point

A key aspect of any well-executed design is the presence of a focal point, serving as a visual compelling center of attention and a launching pad for the rest of the design. The design team will work with you to find that perfect item– be it art, a captivating water feature, or a snug fire pit.


Regardless of the size of your outdoor living space, it’s essential to provide ample seating to ensure that you can relax and enjoy the space comfortably. After all, an outdoor retreat without comfortable seating options is incomplete. It’s advisable to incorporate a variety of seating options in your design to accommodate different groups of people and activities. Mixing chairs and benches, lounge-style and dining options tailor your outdoor space to your specific needs and preferences.


It’s important to consider the size and layout of your outdoor area and determine the amount of space you have available for a cooking area. Selecting materials that are durable and able to withstand the elements is paramount. Additionally, you will need to decide on the type of cooking equipment you would like to incorporate, such as a built-in grill, a smoker, or a pizza oven. Keep in mind that the cooking area should be easily accessible from your indoor kitchen and ideally located near your dining area to simplify the process of serving your guests. Countertops provide a surface for food preparation and plating, while storage cabinets keep cooking tools and utensils organized and within reach. Lastly, lighting is a crucial component of any outdoor cooking area, allowing you to cook safely and efficiently, even after the sun sets. With careful planning and attention to detail, you can create an outdoor cooking area that enhances your overall outdoor living space and culinary experience.