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Oldcastle/Belgard Hardscapes outdoor kitchen suits Rockefeller Center

Sources: Oldcastle Architectural, Belgard Hardscapes, Atlanta; CP staff

Belgard Hardscapes will furnish veneer stone and unit masonry for the first-ever outdoor kitchen component of House Beautiful’s fourth "Kitchen of the Year." A premier ‘shelter’ magazine influencing design decisions among a key demographic for hardscape producers, House Beautiful has scheduled cooking demonstrations and food tastings July 18-22 as part of a Kitchen of the Year display in Rockefeller Center—one of New York City’s prime public gathering spaces.

"Inclusion of an outdoor kitchen in this year's showcase is a testament to the growing popularity of this segment of landscape design," says Belgard Hardscapes V.P. Ken O'Neill. "Outdoor living is becoming more and more an extension of the home, and we're honored to have been chosen to demonstrate this trend of family life."

Food Network host and renowned chef Tyler Florence designed the Kitchen of the Year’s 1,000-sq.-ft. indoor and 1,500-sq.-ft. outdoor sections, the latter incorporating Belgard stone treatments. “[Tyler’s] personal style of creating a warm space the entire family will enjoy resonates with our readers,” affirms House Beautiful Editor Newell Turner. The magazine will cover the Rockefeller Plaza events at www.housebeautiful.com/KOTY.