For many, barbecues are American cuisine at its finest. Whether you’re a grill chef extraordinaire or just don’t want to heat up the kitchen for tonight’s dinner, the route to, and proximity of, your grilling area from the kitchen is a prime consideration. This has given rise to the dedicated grilling porch.

Typically both visually and physically separate from other porches, grilling porches should be covered (have a roof overhead) so the barbecue plans aren’t hampered by rainy weather. In the Scottsdale home design, the kitchen and dinette is conveniently located to the roof covered patio for some great grilling.

Scottsdale 1st Floor