An alfresco kitchen gets the chef back into the action and takes the party outdoors for the ultimate entertainer's space.
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Take a seat
Encourage guests to linger around the chef at work on the barbecue with a range of easy seating options. Add a surface upon which to rest a cool beverage and you have all you need to turn a lonely corner into party central.
Adding a barbecue to an outdoor kitchen frees up valuable square metreage in the garden. Many top-of-the-line models look as comfortable inside as out, and offer features such as cool-touch thermostat lids, ergonomic design and teppanyaki hotplates.
This clever layout sets the barbecue into a spectacular timber-clad bench, mirroring a popular, practical indoor layout. For benchtops, look at the more durable kitchen surfaces – sealed granite and Caesarstone are hardy options that also look lovely.
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