The trends for outdoor kitchens in 2018 will knock your socks off!
With more and more people desiring outdoor living areas, the latest outdoor kitchen trend includes fully functioning outdoor kitchens equipped with dual-function grills, pizza ovens, and all of the other add-ons a person can imagine. There has been an increase of 8% in the purchase of outdoor appliances this year over last year. Another outdoor kitchen trend is Stainless steel appliances and cabinetry are preferred due to the easy-to-clean properties of the material. Its innate protection properties abate corrosion and staining, minimal requirement for upkeep, and recognizable patina make it the ideal material for the outdoor application.
What better material to use for countertops and flooring than natural stone which can sustain the elements beautifully!
Since outdoor living, the outdoor kitchen trend has become an even greater focus of the home, the demand for outdoor appliances is skyrocketing.
Once a significant length of prized stainless steel cabinetry and granite countertops are installed, the foundation is laid for the installation of an appliance suite created especially for outdoor use, such as a built-in grill, warming drawer, deep fryer, sink, refrigerator, wine cooler, kegerator, or icemaker. Aside from cooking, comfort is also paramount. Outdoor ceiling fans and a television have become significant elements of the outdoor living room along with comfortable furniture to relax in. Outdoor furniture and fabrics have become more high-end due to technological advances. Bold and bright colors are used to accent more neutral furniture is another outdoor kitchen trend. Furniture settings are being anchored with outdoor rugs which mimic indoor rugs, that are easy to clean and wear well. Well polished and glossy floors, that you can walk barefoot on, have been very desirable. Fire features are also becoming more popular, if not a fireplace then a decorative tabletop fire pit. Outdoor entertaining areas are also surrounded by luscious gardens that create a sanctuary where you can decompress and let your cares dwindle away.
Contact Carr Stone to consult with our expert sales staff or our in-house design coordinators to assist you with your outdoor living areas at (504) 835-8453.
We are located at 3200 Andover Street in Jefferson, Louisiana. Our showroom and display area are open daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm. Samples are available upon request.