By Patti Roth
City & Shore Magazine
Dining outdoors is a delightful perk of life in South Florida, especially at home.
Whether it’s a simple set-up or an extravagant designer space, a stylish outdoor kitchen can elevate your abode with enticing vacation vibes. Whip up and serve your favorite appetizers, frosty drinks and feasts without stepping inside.
If you’re toying with the idea of adding an outdoor kitchen, or enhancing an existing set-up, here are some of the latest ideas.
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Artisan Fire Pizza Oven from Kalamazoo, courtesy
The Artisan Fire Pizza Oven from Kalamazoo features gas-power and dual burners. Fuse Specialty Appliances, 1201 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, 561-600-1070; 3484 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park, 954-900-2448; 2644 SW 28th Lane, Miami, 305-433-6189, fusespecialityappliances.com.
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Photo courtesy Gloster Furniture
Sit and Stay Awhile
The Fresco collection, above, from Gloster Furniture, Design Center of Americas (DCOTA), 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, 954-628-5613, gloster.com
Photo courtesy DEDON
And ROII from DEDON, DCOTA, 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, 954-299-0651, dedon.de. (DCOTA showrooms work with design professionals and the public using DCOTA Design Services).
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Ariste fan, left, and Mist wall light, photos courtesy Capitol Lighting
Form and Function
Hinkley outdoor $xtures include wall lights, hanging lanterns and fans. Capitol Lighting, 7301 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-994-9570; 1001 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-780-8230; 2458 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-691-0057, 1800lighting.com.
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Photo courtesy Gloster
Light it up
Ambient lighting from Gloster is offered in sculptural profiles. Mesh Tall Lantern and Cocoon versions feature rechargeable LED lights, powered by plug or sunlight. Gloster, DCOTA, 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, gloster.com, 954-628-5613; and Island Living & Patio, 1700 Upland Road, West Palm Beach, 561-683-7373, IslandLivingPatio.com.
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Photo courtesy Allied Kitchen & Bath
Tiki hut design adds flair to an outdoor area packed with appliances and amenities. Allied Kitchen & Bath, 616 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1611, alliedkitchenandbath.com.
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Photo courtesy Coral Springs Appliance Center
Ready for everything
Alfresco 42-inch Luxury Grill and its accessories can perform a variety of food preparation styles. Culinary repertoire includes: grill, sear, fry, braise, boil, roast, bake, steam, blanch, smoke, griddle, rotisserie and cold smoke roast. Coral Springs Appliance Center, 3500 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, 954-752-3880, csappliances.com; alfrescogrills.com.
Main photo: Alfresco 42-inch Luxury Grill and its accessories, courtesy of Coral Springs Appliance Center.