Outdoor kitchens are trending strong these days driven in part by the pandemic and the need to enjoy socializing at home in smaller and safer gatherings. Enjoying your outdoor kitchen space today means creating a natural extension from indoor kitchen appliances to outdoor appliances of equal (or greater) parts. Surveys show that these outdoor spaces are being equipped with custom cabinetry, built-in grills with multiple burners, rotisseries and smart features, just a few of the hottest trends according to Kitchen & Bath Design News.
The current HGTV Smart Home 2021 boasts an outdoor kitchen space made for dining and entertaining year-round that is equipped with a stainless outdoor refrigerator, 5-burner gas grill, smart pizza oven and storage cabinets.
It’s not enough to simply have a gas grill anymore as popular upgrades will most likely include a range hood that keeps the smoke and grease at bay which helps in creating a pleasant environment for entertaining.
Undercounter refrigerators that hold more than your favorite soft-drinks, such as wine that can be kept at optimum temperatures; and house taps for dispensing beer are becoming a fun option.
Standard grills are being replaced by built-in features tailored to perform what your indoor kitchen cannot do while topped off with smart features.
Outdoor kitchens offer the opportunity to personalize your outdoor space to complement the way you live, entertain and enjoy outdoor living.
I love this trend!