The days of being satisfied with a plain old ordinary backyard are over! Today “outdoor living” has become THE thing and has redesigned backyards into spaces that incorporate a barbeque, fireplace, or lounge area... basically bringing luxuries from your interior to the great outdoors. Nowadays, homeowners desire an outdoor space that resembles the interior of their home in a way that is stylish, practical, and serves as a second functional space.
For the second year in a row, outdoor kitchens continue to be reported as the most popular residential feature. According to Builder magazine and the American Institute of Architects’ 2019 Home Design Trends Survey, 49% of architect respondents reported the popularity of outdoor kitchens has increased, which is up from the 45% of respondents who noted the trend in 2018’s survey.
Interestingly, factors like temperature and geographic location do not seem to have an impact on people’s desire for an outdoor kitchen. Regardless of whether you live in a warm climate or a cooler climate, the popularity of outdoor kitchens are increasing! However, temperature and location do influence people’s choice of design style and building materials with homeowners in damper and cooler climates opting for more durable, low maintenance products that are proven to withstand exposure to rain, snow, de-icing salts etc.
Small or large, simple or luxurious, the appeal of outdoor living continues to be significant amongst homeowners, and more and more of them are making an outdoor kitchen the primary focus. At CSI, achieving the outdoor space of your dreams is now easier than ever thanks to our outdoor living products from Earthcore®, landscape products from Pangaea® Natural Stone, as well as our stone veneer products that are sure to add year round durability and style to any outdoor living space.
When it comes to designing todays most desirable residential feature, a practical and stylish outdoor kitchen, opt to build the foundation with products from the all natural Earthcore® line. Made from Icelandic Pumice, Earthcore® has streamlined the construction of building the classic culinary outdoor kitchen making for a quick and easy DIY friendly assembly. Their Isopanel modular kitchen and Iso’ven wood burning pizza oven are easy to install, lightweight, safe, energy-efficient, heat resistant, affordable, and built to last. Whether your kitchen design includes a barbeque grill, double-sided grill, smoker, pizza oven, griddle, warming drawer, side burner, fridge, kegerator, or even an ice maker, you can trust that your design can be built, and will be safe with Earthcore®.
Looking to add more than just a kitchen to your outdoor living space? Complete your design with an outdoor Isoken fireplace. Just like Earthcore®’s outdoor kitchen products, Isokern fireplaces are completely customizable, and come in a range of sizes and models. We can even help finish off your space with our wide selection of stone veneer! All Earthcore® products can be dressed with manufactured stone, natural stone veneer, brick veneer or even stucco. To view some of our stunning images featuring outdoor living Earthcore® products, along with our versatile stone veneer, check out our blog post Let Stone Veneer Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space.
CSI is the exclusive distributor of Earthcore® Isokern products in Canada, as well as many of our stone veneer products like Cultured Stone®, Pangaea® Natural Stone, and TerraCraft® Natural Stone Veneer. With over 400 dealers across the country, we are sure to have our products in a store near you! Visit Where to Buy to get started, or feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are looking forward to helping you build the outdoor living space of your dreams!
Source: “Outdoor Kitchen Spaces Spark Interest Across the Country,” BUILDER (Aug. 15, 2019) and the American Institute of Architect.