February 13, 2011

Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetry


image via jobingco

Spring is a ways away, BUT days are getting longer, and I like to dream of the warmer weather to come.  I'm envious of people who have space for an outdoor kitchen.  There's such a big trend towards outdoor spaces. You used to just hear about patios, but now it's all about outdoor kitchens, outdoor living rooms, etc.  And I want one of all of them.  

In the spirit of outdoor rooms, I've recently been introduced to a new type of outdoor cabinetry from Hallmark Cabinets, one of my favorite cabinet mills.  Check this out:


Believe it or not, this is NOT actually wood.  It's a material called TuffBoard (which is sort of like the man-made decking materials you're seeing everywhere now).  Tuffboard can have a simple latex finish, but it can also be creatively finished and textured to look like old barnwood, as shown above.  

These cabinets are weather-proof and whether using TuffBoard or stainless steel, they work great in an outdoor kitchen space.