Looks like it’s going to be a busy year for outdoor kitchen planning!

US Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining Products to Grow 5.2% in 2019


A new BBQ season has started and it looks like everyone is hungry! 

More and more people are dedicating parts of their outdoor living space to dining and entertaining. As homeowners make more use of their spaces, they are investing into outdoor refrigerators, cocktail and bar centers, and heaters – amenities that help homeowners use outdoor spaces as indoor-type living and dining areas. The 4 Life Outdoor’s stainless cabinets are a perfect example of a cabinet design pulled right from your indoor kitchen, but built to last outdoors.

Research coming from The Freedonia Group on Feb 4, 2019 stated that demand for outdoor cooking and entertaining products in the US is anticipated to increase 5.2% in 2019, equaling 8.5 billion in sales! That’s a lot of patio spaces.   

They went on saying that the market will benefit from the growing investment in upgraded outdoor living spaces, with segments such as outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchen equipment, and patio heating products seeing the fastest gains. As homeowners are increasingly likely to dedicate parts of their outdoor living spaces to dining and entertaining, demand is expected to rise at a strong pace for dining sets, chat groups, and fire tables, as well as cooking and refrigeration fixtures, and cocktail and bar centers.

Outdoor furniture will continue to account for the largest share of demand in 2019, as consumers are increasingly purchasing higher value patio furniture pieces that are comfortable, stylish, and durable. While aluminum outdoor furniture will remain the most popular furniture material, healthy gains are expected for smaller segments such as plastic furniture as quality improvements help these products more closely mimic the feel and appearance of wood. Wicker furniture is also expected to offer significant opportunities, especially in the South where wicker is the most popular.

The US market for outdoor living products is forecast to increase 3.5% to $25.0 billion in 2019. Strong growth opportunities are projected for such products as:

  • lawn and garden robots, and other equipment with smart technology capabilities
  • outdoor refrigerators, cocktail and bar centers, and heaters – amenities that help homeowners use outdoor spaces as indoor-type living and dining areas
  • efficient products with high convenience benefits, such as cordless electric power equipment

As you start your research into creating your perfect outdoor living space, remember that quality pieces may cost a bit more at first, but after years of service without having to replace them, they will be worth every dime.

If you have any questions on designing your outdoor space, we are happy to help.

We look forward to chatting with you.

4 Life Outdoor



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Looking forward to hearing from you,

4 Life Outdoor team

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