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Five Reasons For The Increased Demand For Outdoor Kitchens

The growth in demand for outdoor kitchens has continuously climbed over the past five years.  In the coming years, as dwelling sizes decrease, nearly 20% of all new homes built will have an outdoor kitchen.  Why?  Here are 5 advantages to having an outdoor kitchen:

1.    Cooking outdoors isn't a chore.
2.    Grilled food taste better.
3.    The fish you cook on the grill doesn't linger in the backyard for days.
4.    You can hose spilled beer off the patio.
5.    Holiday celebrations can be held at home.

Today's outdoor kitchens can be perfectly customized with a refrigerator, grill, storage compartment, sink, stereo system, television, bar, kegorator, stovetop-style burners, prep area, griddles, storage space, low counters, bar-height counters for guests, just about any amenity to increase the outdoor living experience.

The most amazing thing about building outdoor kitchens is the ability to customize everything, from countertop height to cabinet depth and accessories.  Outdoor kitchen designs can be incorporated into any existing space. U-shaped, L-shaped, round, bar-style and island style are just a few design ideas that can be built.

An investment in an outdoor kitchen can range from approximately $3,000 to more than $30,000.  This offers an opportunity for talented contractors to capitalize on this demand and carve a niche in this growing segment of home improvement.

The growth in demand for outdoor kitchens has continuously climbed over the past five years.  In the coming years, as dwelling sizes decrease, nearly 20% of all new homes built will have an outdoor kitchen.  Why?  Here are 5 advantages to having an outdoor kitchen:

 

1.      Cooking outdoors isn't a chore.

2.      Grilled food taste better.

3.      The fish you cook on the grill doesn't linger in the backyard for days.

4.      You can hose spilled beer off the patio.

5.      Holiday celebrations can be held at home.

 

Today's outdoor kitchens can be perfectly customized with a refrigerator, grill, storage compartment, sink, stereo system, television, bar, kegorator, stovetop-style burners, prep area, griddles, storage space, low counters, bar-height counters for guests, just about any amenity to increase the outdoor living experience.

 

The most amazing thing about building outdoor kitchens is the ability to customize everything, from countertop height to cabinet depth and accessories.  Outdoor kitchen designs can be incorporated into any existing space. U-shaped, L-shaped, round, bar-style and island style are just a few design ideas that can be built.

 

An investment in an outdoor kitchen can range from approximately $3,000 to more than $30,000.  This offers an opportunity for talented contractors to capitalize on this demand and carve a niche in this growing segment of home improvement.

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Topics: outdoor living area, retaining walls, water features, patios, hardscape, outdoor kitchens

Seven Beautifying Features In Hardscape Design

Hardscape design, the landscaping term that typically refers to outdoor landscaping other than plants and greenery, has become increasingly more popular with homeowners.  In the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) top remodeling trends, outdoor living areas ranked number four.  What are consumers looking for?  Here's a list of seven features homeowners are building in their backyards.

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Topics: outdoor living area, retaining walls, water features, patios, hardscape, outdoor kitchens

Meeting 4 Challenges For 2011:Stonemakers Sponsoring GROW!2011

If you haven't heard yet, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) list of top remodeling trends is out and number four on that list for 2011 is outdoor living areas including patios, outdoor kitchens, water features and retaining walls.  This creates an opportunity for landscape and hardscape contractors to meet this pent up demand and increase the bottom line in the new year.  What is the most effecient way to achieve growth and how do you do it?

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Topics: Marty Grunder, GROW!2011, outdoor living areas, hardscape

Seeing Is Believing: A New Dealer's Impressions Of Stonemakers

We get a lot of questions about the Stonemakers system for creating retaining walls and hardscapes.  It goes against most beliefs about what can be done with concrete.  December 18, 2010 we completed our last dealer training of the year.  One of the new dealers, James Snyder of Alberto Group Landscaping,  shared these thoughts after completeing training.

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Topics: hardscapes, Stonemakers dealer training, retaining walls, concrete retaining wall

David Montoya Recieves "Excellence in Concrete" Award

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Topics: New England, David Montoya, Residential Concrete Project, Concrete, Award, NNECPA

3 Reasons Stonemakers Is Exhibiting At The 2010 GIE+EXPO Show

Stonemakers will be exhibiting at the 2010 GIE+EXPO (Green Industry Equipment Expo), October 28-30, 2010 in Louisville, KY. The GIE+EXPO is the 14th largest tradeshow in the USA, and is combining this year with the Hardscape North America show.  HNA is the national hardscape show for successful hardscape contractors.  By combining these shows this year, nearly 20,000 attendees are expected offering business growth opportunities to the thousands of lawn and landscape professionals that attend the GIE+EXPO, but also new attractions for more than 2,400 design-build contractors, architects and engineers that regularly attend HNA annually.

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Topics: gie+expo, Stonemakers, concrete retaining wall

Belknap Landscaping Retaining Walls Demo Featured on Citizen.com

Landscaping company on the cutting edge

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Topics: dealers, event, article, Stonemakers, belknap, walls, landscape design

StoneMakers First Blog Post

StoneMakers New Dealers



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Topics: dealers, video, Stonemakers