Outdoor Kitchens

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Estate Partners, LLC B 21410


Outdoor Kitchen Outdoor Fireplace


Outdoor kitchens, along with outdoor fireplaces, outdoor rugs, outdoor curtains, have become extremely popular in our area. The outdoor furniture that people are buying is no longer folding lawn chairs, wrought iron, etc. our patios have become an extra living room. We have T.V.s and stereo systems. Some folks have outdoor bars. This is not likely to pass. I've enjoyed my outdoor spaces like this for years! When we entertain, everybody goes to the Houck deck.


Lake Caroline Subdivision of Madison, Mississippi

     We've just started 4 new homes on the golf course at Lake Caroline, an 825 acre lake subdivision in Madison, Ms. You can bet each one of these homes will have a huge covered patio overlooking the golf course. (The front porches overlook the water)

   In Mississippi, our climate can be hot and damp, so our outdoor cabinets and woodwork need to be cypress or similar material that wil withstand this environment. I was showing homes, the other day, in another subdivision . Now bear in mind, these are fine homes, not your typical starter homes. They had outdoor kitchens, but the cabinetry was made of birch plywood and the doors were MDF material . The same as most interior cabinets.Now, there is nothing wrong with these materials for interior use, but what about outside? Upon speaking to several professional cabinet makers, they verified my thoughts. Those cabinets will last a year or two, then, doors will warp, plywood will de-laminate, etc..Not a pretty picture.

   The long and short of it is, unless you live in a dry climate, without temperature extremes, question the materials used in your outdoor spaces.

   As always, Thanks for reading my rants. Steve Houck

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The Judy Wahba Team at Real Estate Partners, LLC

Judy Wahba - Broker/Owner

Steve Houck - REALTOR-Partner
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Comments (3)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Judy - Thanks for the very valuable information on the outdoor kitchen.

Nov 07, 2015 11:14 AM
Steve Houck
Real Estate Partners, LLC - Madison, MS

Sure John, This is Steve Houck. Thanks for reading

Nov 07, 2015 12:07 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Outdoor kitchens are extremely popular in the Dallas area. Our summer humidity must also be taken into consideration.

Nov 07, 2015 03:35 PM