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As full-scale
outdoor kitchens
increase in
popularity,
companies like
Trex Outdoor
Kitchens
are meeting
the demand
with expanded
offerings.
(Image: Trex
Outdoor Kitchens)
66%
of homeowners note a fire pit
is an important feature in
an outdoor living space
53%
of homeowners cite outdoor
heating as an important feature
As the demand for outdoor living spaces in
general continues to grow, so does the demand for
outdoor kitchens. Of 35- to 44-year-old American
homeowners surveyed, 65 percent cite a full
outdoor kitchen as very important when designing
an outdoor space. The report's results emphasized
the necessity of durability and resilience when it
comes to outdoor spaces overall, but particularly
with regards to kitchens. It also discovered
homeowners are willing to pay a bit more for
it-66 percent cite durability to everyday wear and
tear as critical in their outdoor kitchen purchasing
decisions, while 65 percent note resilience to the
elements as important. Cost came in third, with
58 percent citing it as important.
" In this new landscape, people are committing
larger budgets for a comprehensive outdoor
experience that caters to cooking, entertaining, and
everyday living, " architect Phil Kean, owner
and president of Phil Kean Design Group, states in
the report. " Kitchens are now a necessity in these
spaces, rather than an element saved for an update
later on. "
Year-round comfort and usability, regardless
of region and climate, are also musts. A fire pit,
for example, is an important feature for the
outdoor living space of 66 percent of homeowners,
and 83 percent report lounging or seating as
being essential.
42%
of homeowners report an outdoor
bar is an important feature
83%
of homeowners note lounging
or other seating is an important
outdoor living feature
Of further note, interior and landscape designers
are working together, and their collaborations
not only allow architecture and design to exist
harmoniously with the more natural realms of
the outdoors but allow the indoors to benefit
from shared knowledge as well. " The mantra for
so long has been 'bring the indoors out,' " states
landscape designer Fernando Wong, founder of
Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design. " As
outdoor products' design now rivals what's created
for interiors, more clients ask to bring outdoor
products in-because they know they'll withstand
wear and tear from children and pets. While we see
this predominantly in furniture, cabinetry is next-
creating a truly seamless design between indoor and
outdoor applications. "
For more on designing for outdoor living and
entertaining, see " Outside Is the New Inside, "
p. 30.
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