Housing Magazine by HIA Australia ran a feature on the rise and rise of outdoor kitchens in Australian homes late last year. According to HIA, many home owners are upgrading from standard barbeques to fully functioning outdoor kitchens.
Art of Kitchens owner and HIA NSW Kitchens & Bathrooms (K&B) Committee chair David Bartlett says outdoor kitchens, once considered a luxury, is fast becoming a standard inclusion in new Australian homes.
“I’ve been doing outdoor kitchens for the past 10 or 15 years. We now do about 100 outdoor kitchens a year – just about every new home that we do nowadays has one,” he says.