No longer defined by simple picnic tables, folding chairs and a citronella candle, outdoor living is the hottest topic in home landscaping and among the hottest trends in home design. At the heart of outdoor living and entertaining is the desire to cook and dine alfresco. While homeowners have been grilling out for decades, the simple portable grill is increasingly being replaced by six-burner grills, grilling islands and full-scale outdoor kitchens. And the décor and accessories that accompany outdoor kitchens are no longer limited to picnic tables, folding chairs or Citronella candles. Outdoor furniture nearly rivals the style and comfort of its indoor counterparts, and outdoor accessories to create any mood and decorate all kinds of outdoor spaces are available everywhere.
Outdoor Kitchen Ideas That Work offers not only inspired design ideas but practical information homeowners need to create their own outdoor kitchen. An in-depth look at planning and designing outdoor kitchens is followed by a closer look at the individual elements that make up an enjoyable outdoor dining experience--from barbecue grills and cabinetry to outdoor appliances and all-weather dining tables.