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More and more homeowners are discovering the benefits of an outdoor kitchen. By bringing your kitchen to your backyard, you can create a place to gather, entertain and enjoy your outdoor space. When adding an outdoor kitchen, however, customization and design are important. There are countless layouts and options available. Here are some top things you should consider to help guide you in the outdoor kitchen planning process:

What are your overall goals for your outdoor kitchen?
Are you dreaming of hosting large parties around your outdoor kitchen? Or are you content for it to be a place that your small family gathers for summer dinners? This can determine several components of your outdoor kitchen, such as the space you need, the seating arrangements and furniture you should account for, as well as the size of your appliances.

What are your size limitations?
Regardless of what your goals and visions are for your outdoor kitchen, you may be restricted by the space you have available. Take measurements of your outdoor space so that you don’t start planning for more kitchen than your backyard can handle.

How will the weather affect your outdoor kitchen?
When designing your new outdoor kitchen, it is important to consider the climate that you live in. Do you need weatherproof materials for your countertops, cabinets and seating? Likewise, if you expect extreme heat during the summer, you’ll need to consider a way to provide shade for your guests while still protecting the aesthetics of your outdoor gathering space.

What types of appliances can your budget and space support?
While a grill is often the top priority in terms of outdoor kitchen appliances, if you plan to entertain regularly, you may want to consider adding a built-in mini fridge, food prep station and sink. It is smart to think about which appliances are most needed in terms of convenience and serving your guests.

How much do you have to spend on your outdoor kitchen?
Since outdoor kitchens are considered a luxury, your budget can often get in the way. Keep in mind that a budget-friendly space can still include the finer elements of a professional chef’s kitchen, but just on a smaller scale. Your budget should include all items of your outdoor kitchen, such as countertops, lighting, utilities, furniture, appliances cabinets/storage and even the type of gas you will need to use.

Start Your Outdoor Kitchen Design Today!

Are you ready to bring your kitchen outdoors? At Maxwell Landscaping, we’ve helped countless clients enjoy their own backyard by adding outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, patios and other elements that can take your outdoor living to the next level.

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5637 S NC 16 Hwy
Maiden, NC 28650

Phone: (704) 469-5766


Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Our Client Reviews

Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 49 reviews


Maxwell did a great job installing our outdoor patio and firepit and finished ahead of schedule. When a few minor adjustments need to be made after the project was finished, Troy was very responsive, kept in touch, and had the adjustments made perfectly. Highly, highly recommend!

Christine Tobias

Was very pleased with the level of customer service. I had rock, fill dirt, and mulch delivered. When I arrived I was greeted quickly, they helped me make informed selections, and they delivered immediately. Cost of products was competitive. Will absolutely be coming back here for all of my landscaping/hardscaping needs.

Judy Breeding

Absolutely wonderful experience-Paul and Justin went extra mile to get my paver patio just right. They were pleasant and professional. Several neighbors commented on how neat and careful they were. Troy was especially helpful in every way. Highly recommend!!!

Drew Culbreth

Top Notch company....Reliable and Predictable work. I would put the skill and the results of this company against anyone. The outcome of projects always surpasses the expectation. Troy is great to work with and a stand up guy. Wouldn't want anyone else working in my yard.

Mike Stiene

Matt and Dave installed a beautiful hardscape Belgard wall in our front yard. We would highly recommend Troy and his crew to everyone. Thank you Maxwell Landscaping


Very happy with out outdoor fireplace. When you design a hardscape and its your first one a lot of trust goes to the contractor, especially with the larger area we decided to construct(20x20 w a 6ft fireplace, pavers and large natural stones). We felt very confident in Troy the owner of maxwell landscaping and he did everything to our requests. The job went as planned and his crew arrived when promised and since we had good weather the project was completed quicker than expected. Troy went beyond my expectations and the job estimate remained the same at the end. His crew did an excellent cleanup and I was impressed. To find a contractor in our area who is knowledgable, dependable, and honest is invaluable to me and I plan on using Troy again in the future. Dr Ed Scott and Dr Erin Scott

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Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

5637 S NC 16 Hwy
Maiden, NC 28650

(704) 469-5766

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Maxwell Landscaping services clients in the following areas: Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Cabarrus County, Catawba County, Iredell County, Mecklenburg County, and the surrounding areas in North Carolina.