Well the time is getting very close to breaking ground on a new home. I have an area designated for an outdoor kitchen and a pool. These things may happen during the build depending on how well the budget is followed! The covered area for the outdoor kitchen will at least be finished but the kitchen build may have to wait. I am wondering what everyone would recommend for the layout. Based on how the kitchen area is viewed from the house and the pool I am not sure which way would be the best for the layout. The thing I keep thinking about most is the drain location for the sink since it will have to be roughed in before concrete is poured. I plan to have a small fridge, grill, green egg, and sink. I hope to have enough room left under the covered area for a decent amount of seating area. The pool does not show on the prints but it would basically be centered up directly in front of the covered patio. The pool will be 20x40. I have attached a few pics showing the patio size, the view from the back of the house, and the elevation view.