Entertaining at home is fueling the growth of the outdoor kitchen market, with more homeowners looking to extend the “heart of the home” outdoors. These outdoor living spaces that are enjoyed by all ages include stainless steel cabinetry, stone and ultra-compact, ‘Dekton’ countertops, outdoor rated refrigerators, wine units, water stations, ice bins, unique LED lighting applications and warming units allow the spaces to be used year round.
The whole idea is to create a personalized space that works for the way the homeowner cooks, entertains and uses the space.
Here are some of the hottest trends in Outdoor Kitchens right now:
There are a variety of grills on the market today including infrared cooking grills. There are other specialized items available such as pizza ovens, multi-use power burners, teppanyaki grills and the wood-fired egg to really wow your guests.
Outdoor islands and peninsulas are requested the most with designs that incorporate pull-out trash receptacles, bartender’s stations with storage for ice and drinks along with compartments for condiments & cabinet storage for outdoor dishware.
While stainless steel remains the classic outdoor finish for cabinets, there are beautiful powder-coat finishes in a wide array of colors in many different styles including the popular shaker look, as well as weather-resistant wood tones that look authentic!