Rustic Poolside Paradise | Outdoor Kitchen Gallery

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Outdoor kitchen featuring a TV, built-in Blaze 40-inch gas grill, sink, and bar stool seating.
  • When Jamie and Nicole Broussard set out to build their home, they had a specific vision for their backyard — constructing the ultimate indoor-outdoor entertainment area. The end result is a poolside paradise equipped with top outdoor appliances and a touch of rustic charm, all tucked under graceful archways. “It’s used mostly for family gatherings,” says Jamie, whose three sons were all in or near their teenaged years when the home was built. “I really wanted an area big enough for the family to hang out and cook by the pool.”

    The Broussards got that and more. Because their outdoor kitchen is enclosed on three sides and attached to the house, it has the all comforts of an indoor room combined with the fresh air and sunlight of a traditional patio. This space’s design also means the Broussards don’t have to worry about pop-up showers that would normally send other homeowners scrambling for their back door. “When it rains, it doesn’t really affect us,” Jamie says. “We can just go right into the covered area or back inside. It’s covered and convenient.”

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