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TRENDS
It's not all about functionality though - outdoor
kitchens are also a chance to install a bolder design
and unusual appliances. According to Faulk, it is
becoming more commonplace to have multiple
specialty products like a smoker or an outdoor
pizza oven, in addition to a traditional gas grill.
This gives homeowners the versatility to experiment and have fun with different cooking methods and types of fuel.
"Cooking outdoors imparts a certain charm
and flavor and elevates the overall experience,"
said Ramsay Hawfield, vice president of marketing and product development at Eldorado
Stone. "Consumers are looking for new, creative
ways to enjoy their homes and yards in just about
any climate."
NO MATTER THE WEATHER

Bringing the Indoors Outside

To d a y ' s o u t d o o r l i v i n g s p a c e s b e c o m e b o l d e r & s e l f - s u f f i c i e n t

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is not just the ingredients but also the
experience - particularly when it comes to being outside. This might
be because of nostalgic memories of barbeques, the arguably better
quality of the air or the benefits of being in nature, but either way
having an outdoor kitchen is a steadily growing demand. No matter
the climate, homeowners want these types of spaces to play a part in
everyday entertaining, family time and relaxing.
"The heart of the outdoor area is definitely the outdoor kitchen,"said Russ
Faulk, chief designer, head of product at Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet.
"People tend to linger and relax more when they are outdoors. In our fastpaced, connected world, outdoor spaces become an at-home getaway to be
with family and friends."
HE SECRET TO A GREAT MEAL

FUNCTION & FUN

Outdoor kitchens are no longer only an extension of the indoor kitchen but
are meant to function as their own comfortable, self-sufficient spaces.
"Consumers expect outdoor living areas to function independently from
the rest of the home,"said Mitch Slater, CEO and founder of Brown Jordan
Outdoor Kitchens and Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens."Cold beverages,
food and entertaining staples must be in close proximity and at the ready. As a
result, the demand for outdoor-rated sleek storage solutions, elevated fabrics
and furnishings and outdoor appliances has never been greater."
Functionality must be at the top of the list when building an outdoor
kitchen, according to designer Julianne Hendrickson of Tampa, Fla.-based
Hendrickson Interiors. If an outdoor kitchen is inconveniently placed and
the homeowner has to continue going inside for ingredients or tools, the
experience will feel less peaceful and immersive.
"Designers should ensure that the location of the outdoor space in respect
to their clients' home makes sense and improves the flow of the space as a
whole,"said Hendrickson."They also want to be able to host guests, so comfortable seating and a bar area are important."

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ABOVE The Bloc Fire Bowl

from ELDORADO STONE provides a surprising amount of
warmth from its 20-in. by 20in. form. The patent-pending
burner system comes
complete with a 65,000 BTU
burner, all-brass fittings, a
heavy-duty, stainless-steel
platform and a 10-year limited
warranty. A honed, smooth
surface or travertine are available options.

RIGHT FUTURE AUTOMATION's new IP-SHU Outdoor

Screen Hinge Mechanism
uses servo-based technology
to hinge a large-format screen
from flat in the floor through
90 degrees for viewing in
under 10 seconds. Fully
outdoor suitable, the IP-SHU
system can be customized
to suit screens up to almost
any screen size, including
100-in. or larger video walls.
It also features an automated
floor fill panel that raises up to
hide the floor void when the
mechanisms is open, making
the entire system suitable to
walk on when open or closed.

Improvements in material durability have allowed customers in more intense climates to enjoy outdoor kitchens, from homes that endure
long winters with below-freezing temperatures
to oceanfront houses that face wind and saltwater.
"We continue to see growing interest in outdoor kitchens from all regions - regardless of climate," said Slater. "Using durable materials like
stainless steel and powder coating allows for flexibility when designing for the outdoors."
Powder coating allows for a range of aesthetics
- from bold or neutral hues to realistic wood-grain
imitations and industrial-inspired finishes - while
still boasting lasting durability. Stainless steel is
another resilient choice for any climate; in particular marine-grade 316 stainless steel offers even
higher resistance to corrosion in coastal regions.
"There is starting to be more effort in creating items specifically designed for outdoor use,"
said Shaun Lin, product development manager
at THOR Kitchen, adding that stainless steel is a
popular choice for their customers as it can â
withstand water, wind, insects or rot.

By ERINN LOUCKS

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Editor’s Note
Show Note
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Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
30 Under 30
Hot Topic
Better Business
Design for Wellness
KBIS 2020
Small Spaces
Design With
Solutions
Before & After
What’s Hot
Custom elements create a dream-worthy house for a busy family
Prototype home celebrates biophilic & low-carbon design
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