Outdoor kitchen trend for the past several years has exploded across the country. Homeowners are seeking more from their outdoor kitchen spaces.
Outdoor kitchens are among the most-wanted kitchen features in new architectural projects, according to the American Institute of Architects' 2019 Home Design Trends Survey. The quarterly survey’s fourth-quarter 2018 poll shows 49% of respondents report their popularity has increased, compared with 45% of respondents who noted the trend the year prior.
As recent as 1999, the outdoor kitchen barely existed beyond stone or stucco grill islands. The concept was unknown amongst builders in that time. Technological advancements and design trends are seeing the line between indoor and outdoor kitchens are blurring. More homeowners are building these outdoor spaces for entertainment to provide more use of them.
As for Product Selections, powder-coated stainless steel cabinetry outperforms other players in the market and allows for a wide range of design options. Bold or neutral hues, realistic wood-grain imitations, or industrial inspired finishes. There's a high demand for storage and cabinetry for keeping tools for meal prep and cooking on hand. Even some cabinetry to accommodate a wide range of kitchen appliances. Even more specifically including specialty appliances such as pizza ovens, smokers, kegerators, and wine refrigerators.
The demand for hardscape products in outdoor living spaces will increase 5.4% annually through 2023, likely driven by products such as stamped concrete plank pavers that resemble wood, natural stone products and porcelain pavers according to The Freedonia Group forecasts.
According to Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ recent Outdoor Living Report; outdoor kitchen provide a significant return on investment for homeowners. Zillow analyzed listing descriptions from nearly 4 million homes nationwide that sold from January 2016 to December 2017 and found that homes with outdoor kitchen features sold for nearly 25% more than expected.
In the future, homeowners will continue to demand sophisticated and tailored designs for outdoor spaces that mimic the interior of their homes. These spaces create great entertainment areas and provide a second functional kitchen that goes beyond the standard outdoor grill.
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