And now, for some before and after photos of the outdoor kitchen.
Here is the area in 2012, when we were starting some house renovation:
Here it is again a couple of months later, when I improvised an outdoor kitchen that we used during our complete kitchen remodel. I added an umbrella for shade, and a temporary sink so we could have a place to wash our dishes:
I enjoyed cooking outside so much that I vowed to build a more permanent structure this year. All of the wooden structures (including the sink) are made of redwood recycled from an old deck we tore down as part of the renovation. Click to enbiggen:
Instead of an umbrella (which kept getting in the way), I have hung shade sails: