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FEB 2019

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Hestan Outdoor is a line of premium residential grills offering profes- sional-grade components and features unique to the market, the firm notes. Manufactured in the U.S., Hestan Outdoor gas grills deliver pat- ent-pending features like 5 ⁄8" stainless steel DiamondCut Grates, spring-as- sisted Horizon Hood and motion-ac- tivated under-hood Stadium Lights. Circle No. 176 on Product Card Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens has debuted Tecno Kitchens, an outdoor kitchen designed in collaboration with Daniel Germani. The kitchen is crafted using Dekton by Cosentino countertops from the Industrial Collection, with Brown Jordan powder-coated frameless stainless steel cabinetry to match. Shown is Nilium. Circle No. 175 on Product Card Durable, waterproof and immune to sunlight discoloration, thermo- formed glass gives outdoor kitchens a distinctive, personalized look. ThinkGlass provides unique glass applications, such as the glass bar top, shown, that offer a wide range of exclusive design options, as well as the ability to create unique and custom effects. Circle No. 178 on Product Card The Series 9 DCS Grill from DCS/ Fisher & Paykel sports a secondary cooking surface with multi-level, moveable shelves. Hood lighting illuminates the cooking surface, while lighted controls show which burner is in use. The Charcoal/ Smoker insert allows for direct or indirect smoking and cooking on lump coal, briquettes or wood. Circle No. 177 on Product Card Ergon's Woodtouch collection showcases the natural and rich characteristics of oak. Six different color shades – Sbiancato, Paglia, Miele, Corda, Fumo and Wengè – are available in four size options. Woodtouch's rough, anti-slip finish allows for effective use for outdoor floor and wallcoverings. Circle No. 180 on Product Card Applicable to both Ego (shown) and Atelier from Abimis, the company's new polished mirror finish gives kitchen pieces a contemporary look. Made using durable 304 stainless steel, it is crafted in several phases to achieve the finish. The central island features an orbitally polished finish and brass handles for contrast. Circle No. 179 on Product Card Cotto d'Este's Pietra d'Iseo collec- tion is inspired by Ceppo di Grè, the stone used to build the historical palaces, villas and monuments found in Milan. The tile surfaces fea- ture Protect antibacterial technolo- gy, and are built to withstand heavy foot traffic and outdoor conditions. The tiles are available in five sizes and two thicknesses. Circle No. 182 on Product Card The Galley Workstation and Tap is a complete outdoor kitchen system, handcrafted in the U.S. of marine- grade 316L stainless steel. The work- station features reversible sinks with side drains, as well as a Culinary Kit in a selection of materials, including graphite wood composite or resin that includes cutting boards, drying racks, colanders and bowls. Circle No. 181 on Product Card options allow homeowners to use the same tile inside and out to main- tain the overall look. Large-format tiles, like marble tiles measuring up to 36" across, are also trending, she notes. "These large-scale, natural stone tiles are also in line with another hot trend, maximalism, where 'more is more.' Larger scale makes a bigger impact, yet the potential overwhelm- ing nature of maximalism can be executed with a more understated feel when its dominant size is tempered with today's trending cooler colors," she explains. Transitional and modern styles that are popular indoors are also show- ing up outside. "Homeowners are looking beyond the traditional offerings to bring luxury design to the outdoors," says Ballucchi. Faulk says indoor trends, such as transitional design, drawers in cab- inetry rather than doors and color in the space are also moving outside. "No longer are people limited to just stainless steel outdoor cabinets; now they can choose from more than 200 colors or even a beautiful oiled ipe wood to create a truly custom look," he says. That doesn't mean that stainless isn't still a frontrunner in finishes, however. "Stainless steel is still king when it comes to appliance finishes, both inside and outside of the home. It's durable, clean, timeless and as- sists in elevating many different design styles and tastes. Stainless steel is also weather-proof and can withstand the weather extremes brought about by the different seasons," adds Lin. they can cook, host and entertain [during] different seasons throughout the year. As outdoor kitchens are a growing trend that homeowners are adding instead of upgrading or renovation, customization and flexibility are paramount," he maintains. McClaran adds, "More people desire the ability to customize all as- pects of their outdoor kitchen, just like they can their indoor kitchen." "Outdoor kitchens house much more than a gas grill and a mini bar; they can be customized to provide everything you want and need to cook a full course meal outside, from prep work to plating," says Lograsso. "People love to customize their outdoor kitchens with a variety of spe- cialty appliances such as pizza ovens, smokers and sleek, sophisticated cooktops that incorporate seamlessly within a nature-inspired setup." ELEVATED STYLE Outdoor entertaining creates plenty of room for creative style and use of unique finishes, but designers need to ensure that the materials and finishes selected will hold up well when exposed to the elements of nature. They're also charged with creating that cohesive feel between the indoors and out. "People are looking to create a relaxing atmosphere outdoors with a subtle, elevated style, yet also need finishes and materials that are low maintenance while still complementing their design aesthetic," says Egede-Nissen. Porcelain is popular, she says, because anti-slip finish February 2019 • 77

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