Outdoor living is a rapidly growing lifestyle trend for homeowners looking for ways to expand their entertaining spaces. Building fully functional outdoor kitchens equipped with cooking, preparation and storage areas can also be a great way to increase the value of a home.
The market for outdoor living solutions has exploded in the past few years and experts say it’s still growing. In fact, according to the Residential Landscape Architect Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, outdoor kitchens rank in the top ten most desired outdoor design elements and features. Homeowners are building outdoor kitchens with built-in cooking appliances and fully integrated work stations, which are proven to increase the value of a home.
Richelieu’s outdoor solutions offer building materials and complementary products adapted for the outdoor conditions. The Polymer HDPE Revolution panels are FDA approved for food contact. They are highly durable and will withstand sun, rain, snow, salt, water and temperature variating from 200F to -100F; there is no concern of fading, yellowing, staining or panel warping. These panels can be worked with like traditional wood cabinets. They are also easy to maintain and come in a variety of colors.
Stainless steel hardware is both a reliable and decorative material choice that is waterproof and weather resistant. Richelieu offers a variety of self-closing hinges, full extension ball bearing slides, folding brackets, hooks, screws and decorative hardware that will not rust.
Complementary products such as cabinet levelers are also handy for adjusting cabinet heights for drainage and providing more structure and stability. Polymer kitchen accessories allow organizing space and maximizing storage depending of individual needs. Not only are they cut to size and fit all types of drawers, they are sturdy and have a long life span.
Survey Reveals Hottest Outdoor Design Trends for 2014, http://www.asla.org/NewsReleaseDetails.aspx?id=42550