Windermere Living Winter 2018

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BAR NONE This Lake Forest Park, Washington home offers the perfect perk for oenophiles: an integrated temperature-controlled wine dispensing system. MLS #1341947


s kitchens have evolved into entertaining spaces, outdoor kitchens have become a natural extension of the trend. While outdoor cooking used to mean a basic grill on the deck or patio, many of today’s home owners want fully appointed outdoor kitchens with amenities and design details on par with the kitchens inside the house. Manufacturers are responding with weather-resistant cabinetry, major appliances, and lighting and heating systems. The key to making the most of the trend (and hosting a fantastic party) is providing a great connection between these indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. Extending the indoor kitchen’s flooring and color schemes to the outside kitchen and dining area creates a seamless transition. Widening the structural connection between the indoor and outdoor kitchens maximizes the “wow” factor.

TABLE WITH A VIEW Folding glass doors open up to allow a seamless connection between the kitchen and the deck.