Designer    Focus 09 Mar 2018

How far will the outdoor kitchen trend go? Hub Kitchens’ latest collection sets a new standard

Bought on partially by homeowners’ want for additional entertainment space, as an extension of last year’s trend for bring the outside in, and catalysed by the subtle emergence of spring, the trend for outdoor kitchens is blossoming.

Steadily evolving from capacious barbeque areas, outdoor kitchens slowly became more and more like their interior counterparts – with designers adding storage facilities, preparation areas and even fridges. Newest to the market is Hub Kitchens’ Ozone collection, designed by Record e Cucine, which, while embracing the outdoor kitchen trend, certainly steps it up a level.

Aesthetically reminiscent of a contemporary indoor kitchen, the Ozone features two monolithic islands, one of which houses the cooking appliances, alongside plentiful storage, floating shelves and even a wall-hung extractor hood. While, sitting opposite this is the secondary island, which boasts an integrated refrigeration unit, inset sink, mixer tap, masses of preparation space, and a two-tiered worktop, which separates the preparation area from the breakfast bar – ensuring the space is suitable for dining and entertain guests.

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