Trends Spotted: Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

National Design Editor, Glen Peloso, shares tips for creating one of this year’s hottest trends: an outdoor kitchen!

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Photo Source: Sub-Zero and Wolf

The thing about Canadians is that we just can’t wait to get outdoors as soon as the weather gets even slightly warm. With soaring housing prices, the cottage escape is out of reach for many Canadians. Homeowners without cottages are now transforming their backyards into an oasis. As a result, outdoor kitchens have grown in popularity.

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Photo Source: Sub-Zero and Wolf

Quality BBQ: Gone are the days of briquettes and lighter fluid. The gas BBQ has upped its game with many brands now offering outdoor solutions with the quality and functionality you would expect from an indoor appliance.

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Photo Source: Cosentino

Work Surfaces: Integrating low maintenance work surfaces is they to designing a functional outdoor kitchen. I prefer to use Dekton by Cosentino which creates an exceptionally beautiful surface without any of the issues you might have with other surface materials.

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Canadian Home Trends' National Design Editor, Glen Peloso forged into the world of design 20 years ago after completing his Masters degree in Fine Art. As Principal of Grafus Design Co., he has worked in residential, hospitality and commercial spaces for clients in several countries and has successfully designed over 300 projects in that time. TV Celebrity Designer and Canadian Home Trends National Design Contributor, Glen is also recognized as a design expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and from his past work as a host/designer of the internationally popular television shows Foodnetwork/HGTV`s Restaurant Makeover, and W networks ‘Take this House and Sell it’, and “Slice Network” show, Renovate my Wardrobe.

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