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Lake Minnetonka Regional Park is the perfect place for families to enjoy a Saturday afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy a lakeside lunch. Learn more...

Noerenberg Gardens

Situated on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka’s majestic Crystal Bay, Noerenberg Memorial Gardens offers a tranquil retreat to the quiet elegance and grace of days gone by. A favorite subject for local artists and an idyllic location for weddings. Learn more...

 

Outdoor Kitchens: A Stylish New Trend in Patio Entertainment

outdoor kitchenPreviously associated with warmer climates, outdoor kitchens are gaining popularity in Minnesota

The new trend in converting patios into home extensions suitable for three season use has been made possible by improvements in outdoor appliance materials, but its popularity is driven by an interest in maximizing living and entertainment space.

"Exterior rooms:" a vast improvment on the old freestanding grill and picnic table

Modern outdoor appliances are generally made of high quality stainless steel, which resist corrosion and provide easily cleaned, sanitary surfaces for food preparation. Counters and pavers are heat resistant, and sealed to prevent grease stains.

Pergolas, arbors and fire pits can help anchor an outdoor kitchen, creating a cozy architectural extension of the home

Natural stone foundations, walls and countertops, made of non-porous materials such as cultured granite, come in a variety of textures and hues to compliment the architecture and color scheme of any home. When designed and installed propertly, outdoor kitchens should blend seamlessly with the existing landscaping.

No more packing away the patio furniture

Natural gas or propane heaters can extend the outdoor entertaining season indefinitely. Soft, indirect lighting and an all-weather sound system turn an outdoor kitchen into an oasis at home.

Like an indoor kitchen, only better

Outdoor kitchens provide a variety of interesting food preparation options not available indoors, such as smoking, gas grilling and wood flame grilling.

Nature's Touch Landscaping offers the very best in outdoor kitchen design and installation. They're available to answer any questions you may have.

Call (763) 566-8457 or visit www.naturestouchlandscaping.com

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The spring months bring countless opportunities for wholesome family activities. To find out about happenings in the Lake Minnetonka area, visit our complete Calendar of Events!

Lake Minnetonka: An area steeped in history

From the days when Dakota Indians inhabited her shores, leaving behind ancient burial mounds which are still visible today, to the era of the steam locomotive and the paddle wheeler when grand Victorian hotels and amusement parks stood proudly on her banks, there has always been something alluring about this enchanted body of water. Learn more...