Oh my goodness! The weather is amazing right now and perfect for outdoor cooking, grilling and entertaining! I know I would love to enjoy the amazing views that the Columbia River Gorge has to offer while preparing a meal for family or friends whether you are living in The Dalles, Hood River, White Salmon or Parkdale (just to name a few)!

Granite countertops are not just for “inside” your home but would be a great addition to your outdoor kitchen as well! Not only does it extend your family space, but it also adds great value to your home.

When it comes to building an outdoor kitchen, some items are a given, for example a stainless steel barbecue grill, a stone fire pit, and teak patio furniture. Using items made from natural elements, like stone and wood, complement the patio feeling of an outdoor kitchen. These items are also earth-friendly, which is always a bonus.

Another item to consider in your outdoor kitchen is the countertop space. You need something that will provide enough area to prepare and serve meals while holding up to harsh weather and extreme temperatures. This is why granite countertops are the first choice for homeowners with outdoor kitchens. Granite is an eco-friendly material that is built to last.