What to Look for in an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens continue to be one of the hottest trends in home décor, but not all of them are created equal.

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Here are some things to consider when evaluating the safety and durability of this attractive yet vulnerable feature:

  • Is there adequate ventilation? Extensive outdoor cooking spaces should be carefully designed to keep smoke and odors away from dining spaces.
  • Was the installation done by licensed and insured installers? If something does goes wrong — even years later — these professionals will stand behind their work.
  • Are the cabinets, countertops, and appliances really weather proof and likely to hold up?

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A Pedestrian’s Perspective: From the Parkway to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge

Looking for a peaceful place to travel to get out of the house? All along the George Washington Parkway stretches a path  that goes  all the way to Washington DC. This distance is frequented by people going at their own pace – from the high speed bicyclist commuter to the power walking local. On the way there are places to picnic / barbeque, waters to fish, and open fields for recreation.

An often overlooked detour is available just before Old Town Alexandria. By taking a pedestrian path onto the Woodrow Wilson Bridge there is a path that hugs the road until arriving at the National Harbor.  It starts with a view of a graveyard. Then the panorama delivers a waterfront city skyline juxtapositioned with vehicles driving across the bridge.

Finally after passing the bridge there is a place to sit and enjoy the view, or continue to the National Harbor. Round trip its worth the effort.