outdoor kitchen area

It is true what they say: everything is bigger in Texas. This holds especially true when it comes to our patriotic devotion and pride in our country, which is why in the DFW Metroplex residents place great emphasis on their 4th of July Celebrations. Surrounded by friends and family, there is a deep sense of patriotism and love for our fellow man.

Fourth of July celebrations are known for their vibrant red, white, and blue colors, many laughs as people play party games or take a dive in an outdoor pool, and, most importantly, immense amounts of delicious food. Whether you are eating the traditional burgers and hotdogs or are making some famous Texas BBQ, an outdoor kitchen can ensure that you don’t miss the action of the party while cooking the best food in the neighborhood.

Liquid Concept Pools is proud of our country, and we show this in every outdoor living space we design. Whether it is a gorgeous outdoor kitchen perfect for hosting your 4th of July Party or an outdoor pool for your friends and family to escape the Texas heat, you know when you turn to our team, the quality is going to be American Strong. Need some creative ideas to elevate your outdoor kitchen to transform your 4th of July celebrations? Here are some design ideas from our passionate design team.

Blending the Lines Between Practicality and Comfort; Backyard Pavilion

One of the things that sets Liquid Concept Pools apart from other outdoor living construction companies is our ability to think outside of the box. While most individuals view outdoor kitchens as connected to the home, we know that isn’t always the best option.

If you have a larger backyard that already has a gorgeous patio complete with a sitting area that leads to the pool, you may not want to mess up this oasis you already have. Instead, it is always possible to build a custom pavilion that houses an outdoor kitchen towards the back of your backyard, allowing you to use open space for dining on your immaculate yard or connect it with beautiful walkways to your pool.

wooden pergola over an outdoor kitchen

This pavilion can house not only the kitchen, but also create a gorgeous space for swimmers to get changed, provide restrooms so you do not track water into the house, or feature extra storage for all of your outdoor living needs.

With your outdoor kitchen located away from your home, you will never have to worry about the smell of cooking food wafting into your home or the steam from burgers cooking on the grill steaming up your windows. Best of all, you can cook and watch your kids play in the yard or the pool while making them a grand American feast that shows the pride of your heritage.

Liquid Concept Pools Creative Party Tip:

If you have plenty of yard space between your new outdoor pavilion and your other outdoor spaces, you can decorate the grass with beautiful stars. All you need is a star cut out (easily made with cardboard) and some flour. Outline the cardboard star with the flour and then once you pick up the cardboard star, fill in the rest. It is pet-friendly and kid-safe. Once the party is over, simply wash it away with a hose. Protect your grass, the environment, and your loved ones while making your yard patriotic!

Taking the Non-Traditional Approach With an Outdoor Pizza Oven

Not all families enjoy hamburgers and hotdogs, and that is okay! The best thing about the United States is that it was created by a blending of minds and cultures. When it comes to outdoor kitchens and a great way to feed that 4th of July crowd, pizza is an excellent option!

Liquid Concept Pools can design a gorgeous outdoor kitchen with a beautiful outdoor pizza oven. When it comes to pizza ovens, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

A wood burning pizza oven.

Size

Pizza ovens can be created in different sizes and all of them correlate to the size of the pizza you want to make. Knowing what size pizza you want to get out of your pizza oven is extremely important.

For example, smaller families that tend to spend quality time with only each other will not need a large pizza oven that cooks a pizza big enough to feed eight people. In contrast, a large family will want to avoid buying a small pizza oven that only cooks one small pizza at a time. Most of their night would be spent cooking pizza instead of enjoying their family. To provide a basis for comparison, a medium-size pizza oven is about 27 to 33 inches and can cook up to 4 12-inch pizzas at one time.

Class

  • Economy pizza ovens are portable models with a small cooking area.
  • Practical ovens are products that are specifically designed to get the job done, so they often lack visual flair or interest.
  • Premium ovens are designed to be versatile and made from commercial-grade stainless steel.
  • Luxury ovens are made of high-quality materials and cook the pizza perfectly every time.

Type

  • Wood pizza ovens use wood to heat the oven. The wood is lit either in a main compartment below the heating area or right next to the pizza.
  • Built-in pizza ovens are usually built using stone or ceramic. These pizza ovens have an enclosure where an individual can store wood or a propane tank.
  • Countertop pizza ovens take up less space but do require sturdy support, such as a stone countertop.

Cozy Patio Outdoor Kitchen

If you are looking for a space-saving option, then designing your outdoor kitchen on your patio can help. Whether you are going for a more rustic feel or a gorgeous stone outdoor kitchen, you can be sure that both of these options will be perfect for your 4th of July party.

If you decide to go with stone, adding in a gorgeous stone fireplace can bring the whole look together—even matching your outdoor grill. With a fire roaring in the fireplace to chase off the night’s slight chill, you can celebrate America’s birthday all night long. 

Liquid Concept Pools Creative Party Tip 2: DIY Watermelon Bar

Watermelon is a favorite seasonal fruit and perfect for your Fourth of July party! Whether you decide to serve it up chilled or in a drink with creative toppers such as whipped cream, seasoned salts, or other fresh citrus fruits, this could be a fun station to let your guests experiment. Bringing out sweet and savory flavors will have all of your guests talking about your 4th of July party food for years to come.

Ready to Create Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen?

Outdoor kitchens are a great investment. Not only do they help improve the overall value of your home, but they create the perfect gathering space for holidays such as the 4th of July or a place to just hang out. Contact our team today for more information on our services or to schedule a consultation with our outdoor living design team!