Cater to a Crowd
Chefs love U-shape kitchens for good reason: Everything’s within easy reach, and the open workspace allows busy hosts to mingle
• Keep the mini-refrigerator and other appliances under the counter so they don’t block the ocean view.
• Design a countertop that serves double duty as a prep area and dining surface. This broad concrete counter accommodates both the chef and an appreciative audience.
• Umbrellas provide affordable (and portable) shade. Measure your seating area and size your umbrella accordingly.