BE Luxury: Summer Kitchens Are The New Must-Have For the Upscale - Black Enterprise

BE Luxury: Summer Kitchens Are The New Must-Have For the Upscale

Credit: T. Bernie

Featuring Troy Tingling, Personal Chef to Amar’e Stoudemire

Today, hosting a chic soirée is all about cozy excess. More upscale homes now feature elaborate, custom-built, integrated summer kitchen and entertainment outdoor spaces in the backyard, on a balcony, or on the roof deck of a communal floor for a condo building.

Rather than endure the pent heat of an indoor kitchen, polar air conditioning, or direct flames from a stand-alone charcoal BBQ, the open-air backdrop of nature, top-of-the-line details, and the aesthetics of outside summer kitchens are besting conventional indoor designs. While they are used year-round in warm climates, summer kitchens are maximized in temperate weather places, as well.


Sizzle in style at a Miami Beach idyllic, private intercoastal enclave:

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(Image: 1435w27st)

Cook on top with this Chicago skyline view:

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(Image: DIY Network)

An urban stone, metro scene in New Jersey:

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(Image: Eldorado Stone)

Grillin’ it well in Boston, with wooden plank insets centered by sleek fire pit:

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(Image: HGTV)

Cook cool and play pool, with a seascape on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands:

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Char with panoramic views year-round in Malibu, California:

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(Image: InsideOut)

T. Bernie is an aesthetic entrepreneur, serving clients as a real estate advisor on the mTkalla Team | Compass Miami of Downtown for luxury spaces. She is also a public relations strategist for beauty and lifestyle brands. Jamaican born, Florida raised, and New York City made, she is the go-to for Miami chic. #LiveBeauty @lipstickandpropertyvalue