Outdoor Kitchens: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Entertaining

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Creative Homeowner, Jan 1, 2008 - House & Home - 223 pages
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Outdoor kitchens are hot. According to the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association, nearly 70 percent of gas-grill owners cook outdoors year-round. In addition, the Weber Outdoor Room Tracking Study revealed that during the years 2003 through 2006 spending on outdoor rooms almost doubled. Outdoor Kitchens: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Entertainingshowcases the work of top designers who have created fully equipped outdoor kitchens across the country. Information includes planning and design advice and some easy how-to projects that address the needs of all lifestyles and budgets. Topics include:*Design Basics and Chooosing a Site*Planning a Budget*Developing a floor plan*Improving Comfort (issues of shade, shelter, heating, and cooling*Selecting Appliances*Creating the Food Preparation Area*Designing the Dining Area*Optional Amenties (lighting seating, TV and audio, etc)*Gallery of Designs: compact, mid- and luxury-range designs*Resources*Glossary and Index

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About the author (2008)

JOSEPH PROVEY is the former chief editor of Family Handyman, Mechanix Illustrated/Home Mechanix, and Practical Homeowner magazines. He has authored several home improvement books, including the Creative Homeowner titles Better Lawns and Design Ideas for Flooring, as well as many articles for national home and garden magazines. Provey began his career as a carpenter and now lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

OWEN LOCKWOOD is the senior editor at Home & Garden Editorial Services. He has worked on several home-improvement books, including the Creative
Homeowner titles Design Ideas for Flooring, 1001 Ideas for Decks, and
1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization. Lockwood, who has been an editor
and writer at multiple national magazines, lives in Fairfield,
Connecticut.

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