It’s summertime and homeowners want to raise the roof and shed the walls. They want to dine al fresco. Heck, they want to live alfresco. When they think patio, be assured they aren’t thinking concrete slab. They are thinking kitchen, living room, entertainment nook. Help your homeowners realize their dreams by building an outdoor oasis they will love.
Sure, trusty portable grills have served families well for generations, but today’s homeowners want more from their backyard experience. They want a fresh-air kitchen that offers the kind of comfort they’ve grown accustomed to indoors. Refrigerators, countertops and weather-resistant cabinets are soon to be standard, while warming drawers, rotisseries and pizza ovens are trending this summer as well.
The devil is in the details, and when it comes to home design, it’s all details. Basic finishes and hardware are no longer good enough for outdoor kitchen quarters. Incorporate on-trend accessories that reflect your customers’ fashion sense. A modern-minded household, for instance, may appreciate the sleek, contemporary look of Delta’s Trinsic® Kitchen Collection faucets. Those with a more classic taste may prefer a selection from the Addison® Collection. You get the point.
Sitting around a campfire is no doubt a favorite warm-weather pastime; however, no need to fetch wood these days. Gas-operated fireplaces and fire pits have replaced the bonfire and are considered a priority feature of outdoor living rooms.
Homeowners enthusiastic about the kitchen tend to also be enthusiastic about food. Making room for a flourishing herb or vegetable garden that’s within sight of the outdoor kitchen is a must. It’s beautiful. It’s natural. It’s practical. Need basil for that pizza margherita? No problem. Just pick a bunch.
What are you waiting for? Get outdoors and make a living (space that is!).
Those plastic chairs? Yes those. They can go in the garage sale. Outdoor furniture is more fabulous than ever thanks to all-weather fabrics that are fade-resistant and waterproof. And, these textiles aren’t just for cushions either. These new fabrics work beautifully as draperies for a pop of color and added privacy.