Ideas for Outdoor Living

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Ideas for...Outdoor Kitchens

Alfresco parties are a lot easier (and more fun!) with an outdoor kitchen. These souped-up versions offer great ideas for designing your own dream space.

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A deck incorporates a grill, a pizza oven and a prep area for outside cooking.
Photo by Eric Roth

Easy Conversion

You can make a corner of your deck an outdoor kitchen just by adding a grill and prep area. Here there’s also room for a stucco-covered pizza oven.

• Include appliances that aren’t practical in an indoor kitchen, such as the pizza oven.

• To save space for lounging, use the perimeter of a deck for your kitchen area.

• Position your grill or fire pit to keep smoke from wafting into seating areas or back into the house.

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