Ideas for Outdoor Living

Design your dream patio or porch, check out your favorite pools, or steal an idea for dress up your outdoor space.

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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Stainless steel outdoor grill for a deck
Photo by Jean Allsopp

Bright Ideas

• Plan your kitchen to suit your cooking style. Casual cooks may need only a grill island, while experienced chefs may want a rotisserie, smoker, warming drawers, or even a lobster-boil cooktop unit. Consider a large sink for cleaning the day’s catch.

• Pellet grills use small wood pellets to cook foods and infuse them with flavor. While these grills may cost more than traditional choices, they are clean burning and energy efficient.

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