Kitchen & Bath Design News

APR 2019

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Outdoor living is on the rise and designers are responding by incorporating outdoor kitchens as noteworthy as their indoor counterparts. BY KIM BERNDTSON Heart of the Outdoors utdoor living has become increasingly important in many people's lives. As such, designers are creating exterior spaces that can, at times, rival those inside with cooking areas that include built-in appliances, sinks and sometimes even islands and ventilation hoods and seating/ lounging areas that include fireplaces and televisions. "The kitchen tends to be the heart of the home, and more and more people want to bring that concept to the outdoors for entertaining," says Michelle Tumlin, owner/principal designer, Michelle Tumlin Design in Austin, TX. "People want to take advantage of their outdoor spaces, extending their kitchen to the outside to enjoy the cooking experience and to entertain." Shannon Taylor, owner/senior designer, Barrel & Board Design in Roswell, GA, agrees. "I'm seeing the outdoor kitch- en trend beginning to pick up," she says. "I think it seems to flow with the trend of cooking at home." Ellinor Ellefson, owner/principal/lead designer, Elle Interiors, metropolitan Phoenix, AZ, also sees clients picking up the pace in their outdoor spaces. "People want to enjoy the weather and be outside as much as possible," she says. "In the past few years, they have gone more toward the indoor/out- door feeling. If I look back maybe eight to 10 years, there was much more separation. When people were outside, they were outside. When they were inside, they were inside. They did O Photo: Blaine Johnathan Photography 38 Kitchen & Bath Design News • April 2019 OUTDOOR KITCHENS

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