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NUGGETS FROM THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

The American Institute of Architects’ most recent survey put outdoor kitchens at the top of homeowners’ project wish lists. I thought it would be interesting to explore how they’re designing and equipping these spaces, and their related outdoor “living rooms.” Here’s that they shared in an article I wrote for Forbes.com, with some great project pics for inspiration. What are you doing in your outdoor living spaces? Mine is tiny, but sports two comfy chairs with a red bird pillow on each, a concrete side table, colorful striped rug, AC unit concealer, and a few planters suffering from my non-green thumb.

Edible plants are a strong, healthy outdoor kitchen trend
(Photo Courtesy: FormLA-Landscape/Lesly Hall Photography)