When New Jersey interior designer, Elizabeth Ruffalo, started renovating her home the backyard was nothing but dirt and weeds. Playing with the idea of an outdoor kitchen she began researching options online and discovered BBQGuys.com. Liz was satisfied that BBQGuys offered the quality and style she needed to bring her creative vision to life.

With experience in both engineering and design, Liz jumped into the outdoor kitchen planning process. Her work as in interior designer at an Architectural Digest Top 100 Firm in SoHo gave her a discerning eye for trends in color and texture. Her experience as engineer working with architects and contractors gave her the practical experience to draw up elevations. With a solid plan in place she turned to Pflueger Landscaping for help with construction and landscaping.

The final design features a Blaze LTE 40-Inch 5-Burner Built-In Natural Gas Grill With Rear Infrared Burner & Grill Lights, a double side burner, outdoor compact refrigerator, outdoor sink and outdoor kitchen storage. The BBQ island’s elegant counter tops are made of Pietra Cardosa stone with ceramic tile cladding that has the look and charm of real wood. The patio is paved with Belgard Provence slabs and edged with 6” x 6” blocks in a contrasting texture. String lights, ferns and hydrangea made the backyard makeover complete.

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