An outdoor kitchen is the perfect space to have fun with color, whether taking cues from the surrounding landscape or going bright and bold.
With many of us spending extra time at home and less time traveling abroad these days, there has been an increase in creating #staycation and #vacationathome spaces just outside our backdoor. Studies have shown that it doesn't matter if you live in an area that has a warm climate during two seasons or all year round, residential Outdoor Kitchens are on the rise and it doesn't look like it's about to slow down any time soon. Let's look at some of the trends we've been seeing develop around outdoor kitchen design recently.
How do you feel when you are in your Kitchen? Do you feel calm, relaxed and motivated? Or do you feel anxious, frustrated and maybe even depressed? The way our environment is designed (and maintained) directly effects our well-being, whether we realize it or not.
Before we get into this article I have a challenge for you. Try this experiment, if you feel anxious when you wake up or go-to bed, look around your bedroom and see if there is any clutter. If there is, take the time to clean it all up. Put the clothes away, dust off the dressers, make your bed (yes, even if you’re just about to lay in it for the night) and see how you feel. More importantly, see how you feel when you wake up to that uncluttered space. There is a ton of research that shows that our outer environment directly effects our inner wellness. Over stimulation is a huge factor in the growing numbers of people with anxiety and stress. Although a clean bedroom or a clean Kitchen won’t cure everything it will certainly help improve your personal wellness!
There are a number of ways to incorporate wellness into your Kitchen design. Below we are going to share 5 things to consider when designing your Kitchen. Some of these items are more for new-build or renovation projects, but a couple can be retrofitted into your existing space.
When we first started selling these gorgeous aluminum cabinets, we thought they would be perfect to expand our Kitchen Designs outdoors. We also thought this new product would open up our clientele to commercial projects like restaurants and offices. Although this is all true, the biggest interest has come from residential clients looking for cabinetry for their indoor kitchens.
Many of our clients are starting to welcome the sleek look of a painted cabinet and love the straight lines of a flat door. For these clients the aluminum cabinets are perfect because you get the design aesthetic you are looking for but with the ultra durability of a textured powder coat on the 1" thick aluminum door.
As the world celebrates the 50th Anniversary of #EarthDay, we can't help but think of how grateful we are to be able to provide our clients with the healthiest non-off-gassing cabinets for their Kitchens on the market. You always hear us talking about our "green" cabinets and how we couldn't sell anything else to our clients, knowing what we now know about off-gassing and indoor air quality. So we thought that today would be a great day to break down what that means and why it's so important to consider when purchasing a new Kitchen.