During the warmer months of the year, entertaining in your outdoor home is one of the best past times for homeowners. The pleasure of grilling in your outdoor kitchen while relaxing during the leisurely days of summer is finally here!

Outdoor Kitchen

Your summer kitchen may is a wonderful spot to not only grill your favorite dishes, but it’s the best location to entertain friends in a relaxing atmosphere while taking in the summer sun.

Comfortable and functional outdoor bar stool seating is a must when using your summer kitchen and versatile counter stools are one of the best ways to seat everyone in style. Here are a few tips to consider when updating your outdoor summer kitchen.

Outdoor Barstool

Sahara Maize Outdoor Barstool

Choose stools that reflect your entertaining lifestyle

When you think about entertaining this season does it include a few intimate friends once the sun goes down, or does a family reunion hosted in your backyard ? Depending on who you invite, the number of guests and what type of parties you will host has a great impact on the right type of counter height stools to choose.

Large metal stools, with durable seat cushions are comfortable for longer events. Also, consider having a mixture of lounge seating and light material stools so your guests have options. 

Steel Barstools

Lago Set of 2 Red Steel Barstools

Is your back patio looking a bit dull this season? It’s time to add a burst of color with seating. These stools above add a brilliant color to accompany your outdoor kitchen while adding an urban edge to your outdoor home.

Constructed from galvanized steel and painted red with no assembly required. Make sure to measure your bar height and ensure that the seated position for your guests will give adequate room for enjoying the summer feast prepared. These stools come in 26” height and are ideal for a summer kitchen that loves a contemporary edge to its design.

Outdoor Seat Cushion

Black and White Boxed Outdoor Seat Cushion

It’s time to have fun when choosing decorative accents, textures and colors to match your summer kitchen ambiance. Take cues from surrounding landscape colors, wood stain variations of your summer deck or overhanging pergola. This outdoor cushion above would contrast beautifully with brick, wood, and tile.

Want to add a wow factor to your party? Mix and match counter height stool cushions to match your themed party. Bright floral prints, geometric chevron stripes or patriotic colors for the summer holidays are perfect for summer kitchen this season.

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