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5 Outdoor Cabinet Trends for 2020

Outdoor barbeques and get-togethers are a classic family tradition – but as the years go on, we’re seeing more and more people spending extra time outdoors, and the classic standalone grill just isn’t cutting it anymore. So, families are taking their backyard space and transforming them into outdoor living areas with kitchens and entertainment spaces – to fit all their needs, no matter how they change. As you’re designing your outdoor kitchen this year, here are five outdoor cabinet trends for 2020.

Ample storage
Outdoor kitchen cabinets are simply a necessity. Having everything you need to entertain your guests all together and near the dining area can be a major time-saver when you’re setting up. Also, if you need to make adjustments during the day, everything is convenient and accessible. Sufficient storage is also key for the chef of the household, so they can keep all the essential cooking tools and spices together, and remain fully engaged while spending time with guests and cooking at the same time.

With all the time you’ll spend cooking and hosting outside, plus the changing of the seasons, it’s only right to ensure your cabinetry can withstand the test of time – as well as wear and tear. Stainless steel is a crowd favorite, as it has a sleek look and with its powder-coated finish can stay rust free for many years. For a more rustic look, high-density resin is the way to go. This material looks incredibly similar to real wood, but has the benefit of being completely waterproof. Lastly, marine-grade aluminum is another option that is great for handling rain or shine and everything in between.

Sleek and modern
If your home already has a modern feel to it, you’re one step ahead when it comes to outdoor kitchen trends – colors like black, grey, and white are big and hear to stay. If that color scheme sounds great to you, stainless steel should be the material of choice. As an added pro, stainless steel cabinetry will also match all your other outdoor appliances and really tie everything together.

Warm and cozy
If modern isn’t really your style, and you’d rather create a cozy outdoor environment, no worries as you’ll still be on trend. A color scheme of browns, neutrals, and softer colors are becoming more commonly used, as they can easily remain in style year round. That said, going with the high-density resin will really bring your rustic vision together.

Integrated appliances
Having an outdoor refrigerator is an essential – giving you quick and easy access to all your cooking ingredients, and keeping refreshments conveniently available for your guests to create the best experience for everyone. With that, it’s still important to keep your outdoor kitchen looking its best, and integrating a mini-fridge with your cabinetry will help keep everything seamless and smooth. Another tool every kitchen needs is a trash can, but let’s be honest, it’s not very great to look at. The trash can is the last thing you want to be outside attracting all types of bugs, animals, and creating nasty smells. Integrating a pull-out cabinet for the trash, a mini-fridge, and any other essential appliances will help you keep things functional and beautiful

With all the time you’re spending hanging out, cooking, and hosting outside, the more important it is to have an outdoor space that matches your needs and style. With that, the cabinetry you choose plays a huge role in the overall feel of the space you’re creating. Keeping in mind some of these trends when designing your outdoor kitchen will elevate the space, your home, and most importantly, your time spent with friends and family.

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