Fully equipped outdoor kitchens with exterior cabinetry and a complete range of appliances can make your backyard an extension of your home. Add an awning and a gas heater and you can be cooking and entertaining outside most days throughout three seasons.
In January we stopped by the NatureKast display at the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, KBIS, in Orlando and saw how far the outdoor kitchen industry has progressed. NatureKast cabinetry is striking and even exposed to the elements comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. As the video below explains outdoor cabinetry is a fusion between real wood and a high-density resin.
One of the challenges for the landscape architectural companies who most often design and install exterior kitchens is that they lack expertise in what constitutes functional kitchen design. They are also less knowledge about cabinetry styles and appliances. How the interior of a home transitions to its exterior is also important to coordinate. This is why traditional kitchen designers are asked by the more sensible exterior design companies to assist designing the cooking areas in their overall designs.
Traditional kitchen cabinet dealers are now beginning to design with and sell exterior cabinetry such as NatureKast.
Main Line Kitchen Design is exploring the demand in the outdoor kitchen market and a possible partnership with NatureKast. Designing with professional appliances in exterior settings would be an enjoyable change of pace for all our designers. Several of Main Line Kitchen Design’s designers have commented how much they enjoy attending events at Fretz in the Philadelphia Navy Yard and seeing the Fretz outdoor kitchen displays.
Below are some exterior kitchens designed in NatureKast. Let us know what you think!
Looking forward to warmer weather and some outdoor cooking.
If a simple charcoal barbecue can make a summer day special, an outdoor kitchen might make your summers unforgettable. Wishing you a special summer either way. And of course…
Paul, Julie, John, Stacia, Tom, and Ed
Main Line Kitchen Design