National Post – Modern Living: Beyond the Barbecue

National Post article featuring Outeriors

The National Post interviewed Outeriors president Daniel Albo for an article titled Modern living: Beyond the barbecue. It looks at how outdoor kitchens have become as high-functioning and well-designed as indoor kitchens and how the pandemic has impacted home design.

The article also looks at:

  • outdoor kitchen trends
  • how people are using their outdoor living spaces
  • outdoor kitchen design tips

4 takeaway quotes from Outeriors

Here are some of the takeaway quotes from Albo’s portion of the article, which provides some interesting insight into modern outdoor kitchen design trends:

  1. “There’s no question we aggressively grew our business post-2019 as a result of COVID. When restaurants were closed, people couldn’t entertain indoors, making the outdoor landscape and outdoor kitchens a new-found entertaining space.”
  2. “Any luxury feature that can go into an indoor kitchen can go outdoors.”
  3. “When we started the business six years ago, rustic-looking materials were trending like traditional wood shaker-panel doors and intricate cabinetry. Post-COVID, people are gravitating to flat-panel cabinetry and a minimalistic look. Powder-coated marine-grade aluminum has taken off.”
  4. “Darker shades make up 90 percent of our projects. The colours we see most often are Harbour Blue, which is a deep tone, Graphite, a gunmetal grey, or Mika, a taupe-bronze.”

View the full article here on the National Post’s website.