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Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • Florida Outdoor Living Zone by Creative Outdoor Kitchens
  • After a summer or two with their neglected outer space, Mark and Matilda Simpson were more than eager to breathe new life into their entertainment game. "The interior of the house was really heavy on earthy tones and a few stone accent walls, so they were already bringing that outside," recalls design team supervisor Erin Hopson. "They were thinking full-on renovation — which got us excited about the new hosting opportunities!" Thanks to Erin and her team, the Simpsons upgraded their space into a perfect outdoor kitchen for Sunday brunches, late-night entertaining, and hosting the extended family.

    "We all agreed on leaving plenty of room for the whole family, so we didn't want to load the space full of appliances," Erin adds. Between the clients, their contractors, and her team, everyone was happy with a Blaze gas grill and side burner, paired with an outdoor refrigerator, storage compartments, trash bin, double-basin sink, and seven bar-height chairs. That gave the hosts plenty of fuel for reunions, while keeping down the opportunity for clutter.

Overall, the outdoor kitchen renovation was a simple overhaul that seriously upped the Simpsons' hosting game. Judging from the handful of pictures they sent in a few months later, having this wide open kitchen space conveniently out back became a hit with feeding and entertaining the friends and family. Thanks to the summer season, Mark and Matilda were seeing more of the grandkids than ever before — and who can put a price on that? (We may have asked them to save us a few margaritas the next time we're in Tarpon Springs.)

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