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36 O C E A N H O M E M A G . C O M | A p r i l + M a y 2 0 1 6 Jim Ginocchi explains, "allows the proper airflow of heat to cook each ingredient without over-drying." Ginocchi is also seeing a shift in the way coastal homeowners are approaching the design of their outdoor kitchens. "Instead of hardscape or landscape architects, interior designers are getting more involved for a number of reasons," he says. According to Ginocchi, traditional design factors – like the placement of cooking and entertaining spaces – as well as environmental factors and a desire to maximize dramatic water views are all part of the decision-making process. "Homeowners are trying to make outdoor kitchens as functional as possible, but also as beautiful as possible because of those coastal backdrops," he adds. Mitch Slater, president of Danver Outdoor Living, is also seeing an increase in the involvement of interior designers in outdoor spaces as well as a shift in preferred design aesthetics. ere was a time when the stone masonry look reigned supreme, but today, Slater says, "the demand is for a seamless, streamlined look." at streamlined aesthetic requires stainless steel cabinetry; but according to Slater, the use of stainless steel historically produced cold, industrial-looking outdoor kitchens. Now, Danver is unveiling powder-coated stainless steel cabinets in a variety of colors and shapes that allow homeowners to create outdoor kitchens that look like wood, but are made from stainless steel. Frank Mello, vice president of sales and marketing for Bull Outdoor Products, is also excited about a new product that his company is bringing to market. It's a cement-like material that pours into molds for walls and countertop accents and, when it dries, it resembles weathered wood. Fire them up Four sizzling grills, from top, by Coyote Outdoor Living, Fire Magic Grills, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet and Bull Outdoor Products. Outdoor Living K I T C H E N S & G R I L L S