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Trends in Outdoor Kitchen Design 2012

June 5, 2012
Stainless steel outdoor kitchen

New Orleans Rooftop Outdoor Kitchen by Danver

With outdoor living projects on the rise, DANVER is proud to be an industry trendsetter and major contributor for the past ten years.  We have seen with our years of experience, sales and daily interactions, that the principal trend in upscale outdoor living is moving beyond just building an outdoor kitchen toward creating a complete outdoor living and area where the kitchen is one component.

During the first half of 2010, we noticed a major shift in outdoor kitchen design.  The transition consisted of a change from the traditional BBQ island or masonry kitchen island to modular cabinets, either inside a three-sided surround, made of a stone, brick, or framed stucco, or completely stand-alone.  Increasingly, these kitchens are being made with custom finishes to really look like indoor cabinetry, but able to withstand all the elements.

The force behind this growing trend is twofold. First, homeowners are seeking a fully functional kitchen, which is not easily accomplished with masonry islands. The islands typically have cutouts for the appliances (grills, side burners and refrigerators), access doors and small drawer inserts.  The access doors typically lead to an unusable black hole and the drawers tend to be too small for real storage. In the past year, we have seen a substantial increase in designs that started as BBQ Islands and morphed into fully functional outdoor kitchens utilizing space via storage cabinetry. In many cases, these homeowners and their contractors were simply not aware of cabinetry as an option or the door styles, colors and finishes available on the cabinets.

The builder/remodeler is the other major force.  Builders realize the cost of modular cabinetry is very similar to the labor and material costs to build a BBQ or masonry kitchen island. The more stone work involved, the more work for the contractor. With modular cabinetry and a stone surround, the crews can quickly finish an installation and move on to the next project so the cost is close for the homeowner but they get a superior product in looks and functionality.

The kitchen is still the focal point of any outdoor design, but the layout and materials are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and complex.  Outdoor living spaces are now given as much detail, budget and design as indoor kitchens and living rooms.  Outdoor kitchens should also serve multiple purposes. When designing an outdoor kitchen, always consider the flow of the area, especially if the backyard includes a pool.   From layout, to size, to door styles–every little detail should be taken into consideration to help make your outdoor living area a creative, warm and inviting space to entertain family and friends.

Contributing to the Leisure Industry’s 15% to 17% annual growth is the creative freedom architects and designers are enjoying by offering realistic wood grain and designer color powder coat finishes.   With the durability of stainless steel cabinetry at their base, Danver’s high-quality, no-maintenance powder coat finishes offer the perfect choice for the discriminating homeowner. Production and technical advances in outdoor furniture, floor and wall coverings and electronics also help make outdoor kitchens more like “outdoor rooms” thus creating a need for cabinetry that requires a painted or wood grain appearance. Over the past three years, Danver outdoor kitchen sales incorporating powder coat or wood grain finishes have grown from about 10% to over 30%!  So whether you are a homeowner, designer or builder, keep this alternative in mind.

There are many things to consider when planning to build your outdoor kitchen.  We can help with any questions you have!

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DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry Honored with Silver, Gold and Platinum ADEX Awards for both Cabinetry and Outdoor Living Amenities

April 11, 2011

WALLINGFORD, CT – (April 11, 2011) – In the Design Journal’s April issue, the 2010-2011 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) were announced and DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry was honored with two Platinum ADEX awards for its manufactured products, Designer Cabinet Finishes and Specialty Door Styles. Additionally, for their distributed products, DANVER was awarded a Platinum ADEX for the Solaire Anywhere Portable Grill and a Gold ADEX award for the Solaire Grill and a Silver ADEX award for the Saffire Ceramic Smoker Grill. Along with DANVER’s long-standing reputation for quality, the ADEX awards reinforce DANVER’s dedication to innovative solutions for outdoor living spaces.

“DANVER is proud to offer our customers award winning products. Every year, we focus on developing stylish designs for our performance products,” stated Mitch Slater, president of DANVER. “An ADEX award is a distinguished honor in our industry, and we are delighted to receive Platinum, Gold and Silver recognition for our outdoor living products.”

Design Journal introduced the Awards for Design Excellence in 1994 and is the largest, most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade. An anonymous panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry conducts all voting for the ADEX awards.  Each category has potential for three award levels of platinum, gold or silver. Winners are announced each year in the April issue of Design Journal.

DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry is the leading provider of stainless steel cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living. DANVER is dedicated to providing a luxurious outdoor living experience through its vast array of products to complete any space.

For more information on DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry and its award winning outdoor living products, visit www.danver.com or call (888) 441-0537.

About DANVER

Headquartered in Wallingford, Conn. DANVER is the leading provider of stainless steel cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living including island inserts, grills, specialty burners, pizza ovens, bartenders, refrigerators, freezers and beverage coolers, sinks and faucets, floating shelves and kitchen carts, and door and drawer fronts. DANVER is dedicated to providing a luxurious outdoor kitchen experience.

Latest Gourmet Grilling Option for these Sizzling Summer Days: The New Saffire Grill

July 22, 2010

Are you looking for a luxury grill that cooks food with precision heat? Well, during the prime heat of summer coupled with upcoming Fall cook-outs, we are thrilled to introduce our new Saffire Grill and Smoker to our extensive list of quality outdoor kitchen products. The ceramic Saffire Grill and Smoker produces gourmet quality steaks, seafood, pizzas and barbecue every time, through precision heat control and ceramic construction.

Many types of ceramic grills are available, but we have found one that fits with our cabinetry and offers unrivaled flexibility in the grill family. Whether hosting a party or cooking a family dinner, the Saffire Grill’s versatility and precision cooking is a perfect addition to any outdoor kitchen.

This grill’s heat-efficient construction allows it to smoke food for several hours with a limited amount of charcoal. Minimal air flow prevents fires and allows food to retain its moisture. The Saffire Grill sustains temperatures from 200 to 800 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure even cooking for several hours.

The exterior of the Saffire Grill does not retain as much heat as a standard charcoal grill, making it a safer option for an outdoor kitchen. Plus, our Saffire has a self cleaning mechanism when heated to high temperatures, which greatly minimizes maintenance. With a quick start-up of less than 10 minutes, the Saffire Grill is also an excellent option for a quick outdoor meal.

Check out a couple of our favorite summer recipes using the Saffire (courtesy of Food Network).

Sixteen Spice Smoked Chicken

Grilled Corn on the Cob

For more information on the DANVER Saffire Grill and Smoker, or to design your own outdoor kitchen, visit www.danver.com or call 888.441.0537.