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Outdoor kitchens : a do-it-yourself guide to design and construction
LaHay, Bill.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, IA : Meredith Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
175 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes resource guide and index.
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TH7433 .L34 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Insights and ideas for the cook, as well as smart tips for the builder. Imaginative and detailed plans for outdoor kitchens in a variety of locations. Addresses both form and function to help homeowners assess their needs for cooking and storage space. Color photos provide inspiration on how to apply designs to any setting. Special section provides all-time favorite grilling recipes and tips for outdoor cooking from the Better Homes and Gardens experts.

Author Notes

The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Assessing Your Needsp. 7
A Table for How Many?p. 8
Writing Your Menup. 9
What About the Weather?p. 10
Chapter 2 Planning Your Kitchenp. 13
Creating a Layoutp. 14
Judging the Terrain and Climatep. 18
Principles of Kitchen Designp. 20
Your Design Processp. 30
Product Guidep. 32
Working with Contractorsp. 35
Chapter 3 Design Galleryp. 39
Fiesta Colorsp. 40
Family Oasisp. 41
Classical Gasp. 42
Hideaway Havenp. 43
Heat Is Onp. 44
Grand Islandsp. 45
Under Coverp. 46
Staying Connectedp. 48
Chapter 4 Kitchens You Can Buildp. 51
Classic Brick Courtyardp. 52
Under the Big Topp. 58
Rock Solidp. 64
Fire and Shelterp. 70
Poolside Diningp. 76
Dining Center Stagep. 82
All the Anglesp. 88
Out in the Woodsp. 94
Gimme Shelterp. 100
A Basic Built-inp. 106
Chapter 5 Construction Basicsp. 110
Working with Concretep. 112
Brick Paver Patiosp. 123
Building Concrete Block Wallsp. 126
Adding Brick or Stone Veneerp. 133
Building Brick Wallsp. 134
Working with Ceramic Tilep. 138
Deck-Building Basicsp. 144
Framing with Woodp. 150
Framing with Metalp. 153
Utility Connectionsp. 154
Chapter 6 Enjoying Your Kitchenp. 158
Care and Maintenancep. 160
Cooking in Your Outdoor Kitchenp. 162
All-Time Favorite Grilling Recipesp. 164
Glossaryp. 170
Indexp. 172
Resourcesp. 175