Fireplace manufacturer Napoleon is applying its design experience to a series of inspirational concepts in and around the home, reports Mary Salmonsen in BuilderNapoleon’s Inspiration page “is guided by third-party research into the connections homeowners develop with different areas of their homes, and how those spaces can have a direct impact on emotions,” Salmonsen says. Outdoor spaces are one spot in the home that can accommodate the need for relaxation, socialization, and functionality, and Napoleon offers five tips to help turn an outdoor room into an oasis. Idea No. 1: Add a kitchen. “Outdoor kitchens don’t just meet the ‘basic need’ for food — they also connect the cooking process (and the cook) with the social gatherings they serve. Napoleon recommends the OASIS Outdoor Kitchen series of cooking and storage solutions, with a compatible Prestige PRO series grill as the centerpiece.”

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