Maybe you noticed and maybe you didn’t, but I have never discussed outdoor kitchens here. It wasn’t a planned thing, I just haven’t had the desire. Which kind of follows my lack of desire to design such things. I am not politically against them or anything and I am ok with building in a BBQ to make a design more interesting, cohesive or functional, but when it comes to full on outdoor kitchen planning….which seems not so different than full on indoor kitchen planning, it all starts to veer into an area of design that I personally have little interest for. And for me its not just about the designing but also to have it at my own home….I simply do not desire the outdoor room that has a big old kitchen in it.
Here is what I am into….Wood Fired Pizza Ovens, My own Funky Firepit/ BBQ where I can cook meat over a real flame (or others like it that provide the same use), and functional amenities to make an outdoor party fun and functional, interesting and different than an indoor party. But beyond that, I am happy to carry my food from my indoor kitchen outside and I can totally leave the outdoor kitchen room and all it’s expense, flash and planning alone.
So when I saw Jamie Durie’s new line for Electrolux (which is admittedly an interesting and cool looking funky modern thing – but that I still don’t want), I just started to wonder….What do you guys think of outdoor kitchens? Are you into them? Do you want one? If you are a designer, is this an area you want to work in, have worked in, want to work in more? I am just curious to take the pulse of opinion about Outdoor Kitchens… Let’s discuss…
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