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.
• Maximize seating with a bar-height countertop and stools. Guests who tend to congregate in the kitchen can be near the action without being in the way.
• Paint walls and ceilings bright white to make your outdoor room appear larger.
• Choose furniture options that allow for flexibility. The covers on these director’s chairs can be easily replaced as they age or modified to suit the season.
• Mix up your flooring. Here, hardworking, easy-to-clean ceramic tile defines the cooking space, while decking sets off the dining area.