The frame was constructed of steel and non combustible concrete backer board

The Marlette family spent months after moving in to their home designing their outdoor kitchen. Mrs. Mary Marlette's main goal was to have a space her entire family could sit together and enjoy food, fun, and laughter. That was very important to her and her husband, and the driving force behind the remodel.

Dyed and textured concrete gives a nice wood finish while remaining non combustible

When the Marlettes were ready to shop for their outdoor kitchen, they drove to the Shoppers Choice showroom in Baton Rouge, LA. They chose a Blaze 32" Gas Grill, Blaze Power Burner, Blaze Side Burner, Blaze Compact Refrigerator, and a Cal Flame Griddle. Red and black brick for the back splash, as well as plenty of cabinets for storage, topped off their Southern Comfort.

The power burner is perfect for Mr. Marlette's spaghetti and meatballs

When the Marlette family picked out their outdoor kitchen components it was important for Mrs. Mary to have a power burner. She is Italian and loves to cook 4-5 gallon pots of spaghetti and meatballs. Many times when she is outside cooking, her family and friends gather around and visit while she is whipping up her latest Italian recipe. "Growing up Italian it's always about family, acceptance, a good time, and of course food," said Mary Marlette.

Their outdoor space is perfect for family gatherings

The Marlettes have a huge family, and are always having them over for dinner. Many times the visitors take turns in whipping up special dishes to help with the cooking. The Marlette's say it wouldn't of been complete without the refrigerator, sink, and storage. Being able to stay in one spot and not run in and out of the house takes the stress off.

Their outdoor seating area seats up to 16

To top off the outdoor space they added an 11 ft long table that seats up to 16 people. Growing up they were taught meal time was family time, so being able to eat outside together was very important. Whether it is a birthday or a wedding, the Marlette's wanted to be able to accomodate any occassion in their life. With the help of Shoppers Choice, they have their own little Southern Comfort nestled in Lafayette, LA.

Featured Outdoor Kitchen: Southern Comfort