The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Dream Summer Kitchen

Making the Best Use of Your Summer Kitchen

Everybody’s talking about the joy of indoor/outdoor living. Modern families are moving away from the segmented home life and seeking out spaces that feel open and fluid. Instead of staying sequestered in the kitchen, enterprising culinarians are building fully functional outdoor kitchens, and as a result, enjoying more time with family and friends.

Introducing The Summer Kitchen.

The Summer Kitchen is the keystone of your outdoor living experience. And to do it right, you have to thoughtfully consider how a kitchen gets used and what key appliances bring it all to life. It takes just a little bit of mindfulness to offer a turn-key experience and not just a cool place to grill meats & veggies.

We’re building the ultimate Summer Kitchen with the latest in kitchen design as part of The NEXTadventure™ Home, a project that showcases the most exciting things in interior design, all inspired by folks 55 and better. In celebration of the International Builders Show 2017, we’ve learned a lot about how an outdoor kitchen offer balance and backyard serenity.

It’s all about the appliances. Then add the bells and whistles.

In order to make every meal from start to finish without relying on your indoor kitchen, you’ve got to invest in some great appliances:

  • A grill for preparing main dishes and gloriously charred veggies.
  • A small fridge for putting a cold-hold on produce, wine/beer/soda, or chilled desserts.
  • A hood system to pull away smoke and clear the air.
  • A sink to make meal prep and cleanup a breeze.
  • An outdoor fireplace for wood-fired meats and late night s’mores.

Now furnish your space with al fresco dining, twinkly party lights, and flowers in full bloom. You may never eat inside again.

Show us your wish list for a Summer Kitchen on Twitter at @taylor_morrison. We’d love to know what you’re up to. Watch the progress of The NEXTadventure™ Home using #nextadventurehome

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