Apr 27, 2018
With the move to smaller, better designed spaces and higher-end finishes, outdoor spaces are changing as well, especially on the West Coast, where they can be used year-round.
Matt Herbert, general manager of Sherwood Outdoor Kitchens in Vancouver, says outdoor areas are no longer afterthoughts, and architects are now including outdoor space as part of the build.
“The look used to be stone-heavy, but now they’re looking for more contemporary finishes and practicality,” he said, adding that stainless steel and powder-coated finishes on cabinetry offer a practical, modern look that complements the interior.
Prices start at $20,000 for an outdoor kitchen, climbing to around $50,000 with appliances such as Wolf grills ($10,000) and gas pizza ovens ($14,000).
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