Concrete Countertops for Big Backyard Bashes
Four outdoor countertops designed for entertaining large groups
By Anne Balogh
Concrete countertops are a great amenity in any outdoor kitchen, especially for homeowners who love to entertain. While a simple grill-side countertop might suffice for small gatherings, big backyard bashes call for more elaborate setups, with multiple countertop surfaces for various functions, from food preparation to bartop service. These four projects showcase examples of outdoor countertops tailor-made for entertaining large groups. Let the fun begin!
- Concrete Countertops Used in Ultimate Outdoor Living Space
The owners of this lakeside home in Odessa, Fla., wanted the ultimate outdoor kitchen for entertaining friends and family. Their new custom-colored concrete countertops incorporate a built-in antique copper sink, stainless steel appliances, and ample surface area for food prep, creating a fully functional outdoor cooking center.
Project submitted by Concrete-N-Counters, Tampa, FL.
Century 22 Creations
- Outdoor Kitchen Turns Backyard into a Great Place to Entertain
This fully loaded outdoor kitchen features stamped and stained vertical concrete and two L-shaped cast-in-place concrete countertops reversed to make an enclosed cooking zone, complete with a full-sized sink, garbage disposal, ice maker and two barbeque grills. A raised bartop allows guests to hang out and watch all the action.
Project submitted by Century 22 Creations, Menifee, CA.
The Green Scene
- Fiber-Optic Wine Bottles Light Up Concrete Bartop
Scott Cohen of The Green Scene calls some of his unique outdoor kitchen creations "libation sensations." One of his most spectacular projects is an outdoor kitchen that incorporates a concrete bartop with wine bottles backlit by fiber-optic lighting.
Project submitted by The Green Scene, Northridge, CA.
New England Hardscapes
- Outdoor Kitchen Brings Ambience to Backyard Pool and Spa
This poolside outdoor kitchen features two curved concrete countertops with a pergola cover to provide shade. The countertops were colored to match the edging of the pool, and the kitchen's circular shape ties in with the decorative concrete patterns on the pool deck.
Project submitted by New England Hardscapes, Tyngsboro, MA.