Outdoor Kitchens are a great investment and can increase the value of your home, which helps explain why outdoor cooking areas have become one of the hottest trends in home design and remodeling. Backyard cookouts used to make balancing a habachi on a picnic table but not any more.  Today's homeowners consider their patios an extension of their living areas.Today’s outdoor kitchens rival their indoor counterparts with numerous built-in appliances, refrigerators, custom cooking areas and special extras. Offering the hottest trends in kitchen designs, plans are customized to suit each client’s needs.