MAY 11TH 2018
When the Rifkin family bought their home 10 years ago, they had always dreamt of expanding their outdoor space. Mr. Rifkin wanted an outdoor kitchen, while Mrs. Rifkin wanted to beautify the pool area. After finally squaring away the pool area, it was time for Mr. Rifkin to focus on building his Outdoor Domain. With a passion to entertain and a beautiful screened in back porch, an Outdoor Kitchen was the perfect fit for the Rifkin home.
“When we bought the home, we had all the framework built for the Outdoor Kitchen, but our resources went towards the pool area first and the Outdoor Kitchen got forgotten about.” Mr. Rifkin said, “my neighbor’s Outdoor Kitchen came out great and it just made me want to push forward with the project.”
Outdoor Kitchens work best with a Natural Stone Countertop like Granite, as opposed to Quartz. Quartz is not recommended for use in direct sunlight, as the resin that binds the material together may change color over time with UV exposure. Sunlight through a window is absolutely OK, as your window filters out the UV rays, but direct sunlight is a no-no.
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Mr. and Mrs. Rifkin called International Granite and Stone for an In-Home Consultation and scheduled an appointment with IGS Design Specialist Elizabeth W. From there, the couple discussed their desire for a stone with blue in it for the Outdoor Kitchen, and Elizabeth was able to show them pictures of slabs we had in stock. Ultimately, Mrs. Rifkin made the final design choice and chose Azurite Blue Granite for the ODK.
“I wanted something that would play off the water from the pool, the blue tones in the stone are gorgeous.” Mrs. Rifkin said.
Here at International Granite and Stone, Customer Satisfaction is key. We want you to love your home even more than you already do after we install your custom countertops. For over 16 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to establish a loyal client base in the Tampa Bay and Orlando Area.
Written By Samantha Schaffer