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A Stone Patio is the Perfect Place to Celebrate Summer

Summer in Kansas City is grilling season. But when done right, grilling is more than cooking. It’s an event, with friends gathered around while the grill master creates smoky masterpieces. Now that the hottest days of summer are behind us, it’s the perfect time to get outside and cook up some fun. But first, you’ve got to create the right atmosphere. A stone patio makes the perfect place to grill and entertain.

The great thing about a stone patio is that the options are endless. There’s a wide range of materials, designs, and features that can be incorporated. You can build a stone patio that’s small and simple, large and elaborate, or anything in between. If you prefer small, intimate gatherings, a simple stone patio with enough space for your grill and some seating may be perfect. Even if you already have a concrete patio, replacing it with a stone patio can drastically improve the aesthetics of your outdoor space and make it feel more inviting.

If you entertain larger groups, you’ll want to opt for a more expansive outdoor space, possibly with multiple functional areas. Start with your cooking area. Upgrade from a grill to a fully functioning kitchen with a built-in grill, appliances, sink, counter space, and even a pizza oven or rotisserie. You’ll also need plenty of space for guests to gather and dine. If you have the space, you can create separate areas for these different functions. Establish one area that will accommodate a table and chairs for dining and another area for socializing. Built-in seating or planter boxes can be used to define and separate the areas. You can also create a feeling of separation by using different materials or different colors of the same material. A fire pit can be a great addition, providing a focal point that guests can gather around.

Whether you’re building a new stone patio, replacing an existing patio, or adding on to an existing patio, Stone Solutions has everything you need. Stone Solutions carries an extensive selection of concrete pavers, stone veneer, wall block, outdoor fireplaces, pizza ovens, outdoor appliances and more.  Our experts will be happy to help you select the perfect materials for your new outdoor living area.

Show Off Your Culinary Skills with a Custom Outdoor Kitchen

The weather is warming up in Kansas City, signaling the beginning of the outdoor entertaining season. But if cooking is part of your entertainment plans, you may find yourself segregated from the party, stuck inside doing food preparation while your guests are all outside enjoying the festivities. A custom outdoor kitchen is the perfect solution. You can still show off your culinary skills without being hidden away indoors. Continue reading