Mary & David's Outdoor Kitchen

This month I had the pleasure of visiting the home of Mary and David in Lakewood Ranch, FL. This sweet couple is originally from the Midwest but have been calling the sunshine state "home" for about 7 years, spending their time enjoying the beaches and cultural arts that the area has to offer. They describe their home as "Traditional-Florida" style, the back patio is any pool lovers dream and it originally came with a kitchen however, they decided to upgrade the original in order to create a more practical space to fit their type of grilling. 

Mary and David in their outdoor kitchen area

David was out one morning enjoying his normal walk around the neighborhood when he spotted a van from In A Snap Home Services. He stopped by to ask if they did outdoor kitchen work and they referred David to AOC! 

Q: How would you describe the design process with AOC?

A: "Within 24 hours of contacting AOC with my ideas for upgrading my space, Bryan had a plan put together with different options fit to cater to my needs. He gave honest and constructive suggestions, we met the next day to review the plans." 

Q: Did you have any specific requests for your space?

A: "We knew we wanted a Gas grill with rotisserie option. I also expressed my concerns with a more personalized issue. I am a tall man, and i found myself hitting my head frequently on the built in hood above the grill. Since removing the hood was not in our best interest, Bryan suggested to build the grill out about 4 inches which was just enough to fix the problem!"

Q: What was the first meal you cooked in your outdoor kitchen?

A: "It was Christmas day, we grilled salmon for about 10 guests"

Q: Any recipes you would like to share?

A: "Grilled Veggies! We have not got the chance to do this on the grill just yet, but we really love to toss large pieces of Peppers, Eggplant, and Zucchini in olive oil, garlic, and salt."

Q:Would you like to provide any additional feedback based off of your overall experience?

A:"We were told our kitchen would be done in time for the holidays, AOC stuck to that promise and completed the project in 3 weeks! The team was great to work with, and always cleaned up after themselves which was greatly appreciated because we had grandkids at the house during that time. We recommend American Outdoor Cabinets without hesitation and have already spread the word to friends"


White cabinets and appliances


Outdoor grill area
lanai kitchen area
Grill area with the grill hood

The American Outdoor team would like to thank Mary and David for welcoming us into their home and allowing us to upgrade this kitchen space to fit their needs. It was such a pleasure meeting and working together!

This kitchen includes the following provided by

  • HDPE Weatherproof cabinets in Costal Sandshade
  • Full extension drawers 
  • Blaze 32 inch grill 
  • Stainless steel sink & hardware 
  • Granite countertops - Giallo Amber

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