Are outdoor kitchens really practical? We get asked this question at Archadeck of Charlotte nearly as much as the use of a pergola. One thing for sure, the outdoor kitchenhas passed the phase of being just a fad. The first outdoor kitchens we began getting demand for 6 years ago were to take a grill and create a stone box, stone counter top and some work space on it.
That evolved into adding an appliance of two such as a refrigerator or ice maker. Today? Today the outdoor kitchen has gone from a novelty, to intriguing, to a more common appearance in the backyards of Charlotte in homes ranging from $350,000 on up. With the additions of pull-out trash cans, warming drawers, Green Egg smokers, and sinks that run with hot and cold water, outdoor kitchens are not only practical, they are fabulous! To see some great ideas and photos on outdoor kitchens, go to www.charlotte.archadeck.com