Design’d Living Outdoor Kitchen Installation
Rob Lessmann, founder of interior design studio Design’d Living, on the installation of an outdoor kitchen to a client’s property on the South Coast of England.
This garden area had to be low maintenance, as the client travelled a lot for work. The colour of the property itself was graphite grey with white render, so the garden had to tie in nicely with the aesthetic of the home exterior.
The fencing and doors to the outdoor kitchen were made up of treated roofing battens, and the rendered concrete block work to create the flower beds were painted white to match the rest of the style of the property. Grey granite patio slabs were used for the flooring area – another low maintenance option for the client that would, overtime, blend with the fencing as it ages into a silver colour.
Frameless glass railing matched other areas of the property and was added to the design to give a modern contemporary look which is not only safe for the multi-levels found within the garden area, but also when fitted with floor spotlights creates mood lighting perfect for a relaxed atmosphere on summer evenings. The flower beds were also fitted with a Gardena irrigation system, to ensure the plants selected were watered frequently, along with additional subtle mood lighting which highlights the area further.
The focus for the garden area was the outdoor kitchen. Hidden away behind the roofing batten doors is a fridge, Gozney Roccbox pizza oven and gas supply. The worktop, made from antibacterial granite stone, was also designed to ensure it was good for outdoor use, heat resistant and easy to clean. The Weber BBQ had its legs modified to allow it to be fixed into place on the worktop, making it centre stage in this garden design.
Rob Lessmann, MD and founder of luxury interior design studio, Design’d Living
Design consultant Rob Lessmann founded Design’d Living in 2015. The company offers contemporary interior design and consultancy, inspired by modern living.
Design’d Living fuses twenty-first century essentials with timeless original style to create a luxurious comfortable space. The company specialises in high end residential projects and commercial property, including restaurants and office space.
Rob and the team bring a wealth of experience in bespoke interior design, concept design and building renovation, knowing how to work with the space on offer. From simple updates to full house renovations, Design’d Living captures the client’s vision and brings it to life.
Rob comes from a strong design background and has a meticulous eye for detail, previously working for the likes of McLaren Automotive. After completing a business degree, Rob’s entrepreneurial flare began as he completed house renovations and built-up enough revenue to support him in his passion for interiors, design, branding and property.
Rob has a passion for Italian design and furnishings, which can be seen in his portfolio of work and works with leading suppliers throughout Italy as well as creating beautiful bespoke pieces.