Alicia Cox Thomson

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Alicia Cox Thomson

Alicia Cox Thomson is a digital media consultant and PR professional with a passion for all things pretty and creative. Some of her favourites include the city of Barcelona, costume designer Edith Head, butcher block countertops and the colour orange.

Makeover: Outdoor Kitchen from Take It Outside

Posted by Alicia Cox Thomson Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:22 PM EST


On this episode of Take It Outside, homeowners John and Marissa love to cook and have invested in creating their dream kitchen insdoors. Right off their inside space is the enormous empty deck seen above. John and Marissa wanted to extend their parties outside, but such an expansive space was overwhelming. What will designer Kelly Deck come up with?


Because their deck is so large, Kelly designed all the pieces to be substantial in size.  A bar with stucco on the exterior, tile on the interior and a sleek granite counter top houses top of the line stainless steel appliances.  Large cedar planters with tall plants and lush foliage at the base provide privacy from the neighbouring homes.


The final result is any chef’s dream kitchen, with plenty of space for food preparation and guest seating to go with it.  A dining table built of cedar and stained black ties is surrounded by outdoor dining chairs for sit down meals.  An intimate corner designed for a drink or a chat is made up of large reclining lounge chairs made of weatherproof material and outdoor cushions.

Watch this episode

What do you think? How often do you cook and entertain outdoors?

Topics: Makeovers, Furniture, Summer, Outdoor, Entertaining


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