Design Trends for Custom Iowa New Homes: Outdoor Kitchens


Design Trends for Custom Iowa New Homes: Outdoor Kitchens


For many families, grilling outside in the summer months has turned the backyard into one of the most popular “rooms” in the house; creating a place to entertain both in the sun and under the stars.

This has created new trends in how Des Moines home builders luxury custom homes are designed and built. According to a recent article in Builder Online, buyers are placing a higher emphasis on privatized outdoor spaces that include features such as outdoor kitchens and fire pits.

Like the interior of your home, building an outdoor room is a matter of personal taste and lifestyle. Here are a few examples of what you can do with your own outdoor kitchen design.

Make it a Showstopper

Traditional Patio by Houston General Contractor Frankel Building Group

Forget the hibachi and the Coleman, outdoor kitchens have become sophisticated focal points that are sure to please even the most discerning home chef. Designer stone, dramatic lighting, and professional grade outdoor appliances are turning casual neighborhood get-togethers into fine dining experiences.

Design a Lifestyle

Mediterranean Patio by Dallas Landscape Architect Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

Spend your Saturday mixing up a refreshing smoothie in the morning, splashing around in the pool in the afternoon, and whipping up your signature ribs in the evening – all without ever stepping inside the house. This is outdoor summer living at its very best!

Host Elegant Outdoor Dinner Parties

Traditional Patio by Pasadena Landscape Architect Pasadena Patio

Backyard entertaining has come a long way from paper plates and Styrofoam cups. Popular design trends for luxury new homes in Iowa include formal outdoor entertaining areas that are spacious enough to accommodate a large dinner party and include separate seating and lounging areas for guests.

Build a Year-Round Room

Contemporary Porch by Charleston Architect Frederick + Frederick Architects

Another trend in luxury new homes in Iowa is flexible rooms designed for double duty. An outdoor kitchen than can be enclosed during chilly the fall and winter months adds usable space year round and creates the perfect space for holiday parties and family gatherings.

Create an Outdoor “Great Room”

Mediterranean Patio by Pasadena Design-build HartmanBaldwin Design/Build

Just because you’ve got a steak on the grill is no reason to miss that extra inning on the game! Create an outdoor space that is equipped with flat-screen televisions, surround sound, and heaters for an outdoor “Great Room.”

What’s your backyard entertaining style? At Castle Pointe Homes, we can help you design a dream home that’s ideal for entertaining year round. Share your vision and let us help you create a floor plan and outdoor design of your dreams.

Getting started is simple. Contact us today to request an initial consultation and get started designing the luxury home of your dreams.

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