While I have plenty of more elaborate outdoor kitchens to share with you throughout the summer, there's something about this utterly basic design—called QZone—that strikes me as an appealingly modest counterpoint to tomorrow's traditionally cacophonous celebrations. The aluminum-framed pavilion is topped by fabric roof panels and measures roughly eight-by-eight feet. [Too small for you? Just add another cubic module.] The slatted backsplash accommodates a variety of storage accessories: hanging shelves, rods, et cetera. allplus.eu
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.