At the end of each year we go over the trends we believe will be most prominent in the following year. This year, number two on that list was outdoor kitchens. Among other things, the desire for functional outdoor spaces has exploded in both the commercial and residential markets. As a property manager of commercial property, you might wonder how an outdoor kitchen could possibly benefit your business. Well, like residents of a home, tenants of an office park or apartment complex facility could enjoy some time spent outside with friends and family, cooking up a meal. Now, one of the reasons that outdoor kitchens have become so popular is because of the many options available as you customize a space for your landscape. In this blog, we will go over which of those outdoor kitchen trends you should watch for in 2023.
Fire Pit Integration
One of the big reasons that outdoor kitchens are so popular is that they allow the host to spend their time cooking outdoors, with their guests. Rather than the hassle of moving in and out to both chat and cook, the outdoor kitchen offers the ability to do both at once. It also keeps the mess outside. To take advantage of this benefit you need somewhere for your guests to gather. The preferred option for most of our customers is a fire pit. If you would like, they can be designed as another cooking option, or just as a place of heat surrounded by seating. Either way, people love the combination of fire pits and outdoor kitchens.
Wine Coolers for Easy Access
Everyone knows that a wine cooler indoors is both classy and luxurious but outdoors takes it to another level. Keeping a fine selection of wines chilled in the cooler offers easy access to a great night. Convenience is the name of the game, but with wine coolers, you need to ensure that your alcoholic investment is kept safe and secure. Modern outdoor wine coolers will maintain the proper lighting, temperature, and humidity to keep the wine in perfect condition. This way you keep that perfect flavor profile for a cool summer night and the urge to pop open a bottle.
Never Too Much Counter Space
Whether it acts as a bar, or simply more space to cook, more counter space is often the biggest request of our customers who are always wanting more. If you are already making the investment to transform your patio into an outdoor culinary space, you might as well go all in. Extra counter space can both look good with the wide selection of materials available, and be functional. Nobody wants to feel cramped into a small kitchen, and this feeling is only worse outside.
Stainless Steel Appliances
There are a few essential appliances that everyone will need in their outdoor kitchen. Some type of grill, a sink, or even an oven. In all of these cases, you will be much better off in terms of durability and longevity with stainless steel. Not only do these appliances look great aesthetically, but they will also last much longer than their counterparts. This is one trend that will not go away anytime soon.
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