How to Create a Barbecue-Ready Outdoor Entertaining Space 

By Jacqueline Terrebonne - 2014-05-19T19:49:10Z

Courtesy of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

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Nate Berkus
Interior Designer

"Indoors or outdoors, it’s all about easy entertaining—having everything at your fingertips. To understand what you want your kitchen to be, you must know how you plan to use it."

Marc Turkel, Leroy Street Studio
Architect
"Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly well equipped and more and more of a focal point for outdoor activities. Humble stand-alone grills have morphed into complete built-in environments with every major appliance—even flat-screen televisions. Handle things right and you won’t ever have to go back indoors."

Richard Beard, Bar Architects
Architect
"Lighting is key to an outside setting. Devote the same attention and sensibility to it as you would any inside room. Otherwise you’ll be running around with flashlights."

Pictured above, the deck of a Hamptons estate is outfitted with stainless-steel appliances by Kalamazoo.

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