The homeowners enjoy being outside cooking, making drinks with guests, hanging out by the pool or doing everything at once. Their backyard was almost the perfect paradise but they needed something that allowed them to fully enjoy the things they love. A new outdoor kitchen was designed that would include all of their cooking needs, storage and sitting area for their guests. To maximize the space for the kitchen, the old deck was removed and replaced with a smaller more practical, useful deck that allowed quick access to the pool and outdoor kitchen. A new walkway was added from the existing patio to the side of the house to add more usable space for the kitchen and a clear pathway between access points. A large cedar pergola was added over the new outdoor kitchen so it can provide shade for those sunny summer days and a place to hang party string lights for late summer nights. The final project is the perfect place for the homeowners to sip, grill, and chill.