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BRAND SPOTLIGHT: URBAN BONFIRE OUTDOOR KITCHEN
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BRAND SPOTLIGHT: URBAN BONFIRE OUTDOOR KITCHEN

WHAT MAKES THE URBAN BONFIRE OUTDOOR KITCHEN THE FUTURE OF OUTDOOR LIVING?

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Modern and modular, Urban Bonfire outdoor kitchen equipment offers both pre-configured sets and fully custom outdoor kitchens. Compatible with most leading cooking appliance brands, their kitchen solutions are functional, beautiful, and high-performance. What makes Urban Bonfire kitchens so unique—and what does this mean for the future of outdoor living? We spoke with Urban Bonfire Co-Founder and President Ryan Bloom about Urban Bonfire’s modern take on outdoor kitchen design. Read on to learn:

  • “We have positioned everything around being just like an indoor kitchen in terms of what it can do and how it adds value to the cooking and entertaining experience—but we manufacture in an outdoor material composition that is going to last,” says Bloom.
  • Urban Bonfire outdoor kitchen solutions offer a curated selection of customizable finishes and modular designs, allowing for an efficient and effective customer experience.
  • Shop Urban Bonfire’s most popular outdoor kitchen designs in the Classics Collection, or create a fully customized experience with Urban Bonfire Custom.
  • Urban Bonfire outdoor kitchen solutions are more than just cabinetry; they’re “an outdoor space activation system designed to create outdoor rooms,” says Bloom.
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URBAN BONFIRE OUTDOOR KITCHEN SOLUTIONS BRING THE INDOOR KITCHEN OUTDOORS

“In its original iteration of the name, Urban Bonfire was kind of inspired by when I lived in the country during the summers as a young boy in the north of Montreal, and the sort of campfires that we made and cooked that as a family and with friends,” says Bloom.

This sense of community continues to inform Urban Bonfire’s outdoor kitchen design philosophy today. “We have done our very best and continue to try and position this as a kitchen outdoors—versus an outdoor kitchen,” Bloom says. “People do not have to sacrifice, compromise, or settle on quality, aesthetic, functionality, durability, movability on any of those things, just because it’s an outdoor product.”

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A CURATED SELECTION OF OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGNS IS EFFICIENT AND VERSATILE

Urban Bonfire outdoor kitchen modules are available in a curated selection of cabinetry and countertop colors, with aesthetic back panels available as an add-on. By keeping with a carefully edited selection of options, Urban Bonfire can offer customers an array of configurations while remaining efficient and timely when it comes to production.

“We have created a modular system that has enough cabinet sizes, accessories, and customization tools in terms of handles colors that it’s a fully customized experience for the consumer or design professional, but it’s modular to us,” explains Bloom. “That allows us to be efficient in terms of design, quoting, manufacturing, and those types of things.”

It’s a system not dissimilar to that of Apple, he adds, “where there aren’t 300 choices of computers, there are six and you can make modifications, and you can upgrade the speed of the processor, or add memory, but it comes from a modular or finite series.”

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GET AN ALL-IN-ONE CONFIGURATION WITH URBAN BONFIRE CLASSICS

Urban Bonfire’s Classics collection offers a series of Urban Bonfire’s most popular outdoor kitchen configurations, colors, and accessories at an approachable price. If you’d like, you can choose a Classics series that comes with appliances and storage. Conversely, if you already have appliances you’d like to use, Urban Bonfire kitchen solutions are compatible with most leading cooking appliance brands.

“A lot of people are going to say, ‘Well, that Classics series is exactly what I was looking for. And it cost less, it’s more efficient, it comes with countertops,” Bloom says. “We’ve curated a series of layouts and colors on the Classics and passed on the efficiency of time and cost savings to customers.”

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CREATE A TAILOR-MADE KITCHEN WITH URBAN BONFIRE CUSTOM

Have a specific vision or a uniquely shaped space? Work with AuthenTEAK’s Design Services team to create a tailor-made Urban Bonfire kitchen featuring the configuration, colors, and finishes that speak to you or—if you’re a professional—your design client.

Urban Bonfire’s custom experience allows customers to accommodate almost any brand of appliance, thanks to a laser-cut trim. You’ll also be able to add accessories and built-in planters for a true luxury experience. “I believe very much—at every level—in meeting a customer where they are,” Bloom says.

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THE URBAN BONFIRE OUTDOOR KITCHEN IS AN OUTDOOR SPACE ACTIVATION SYSTEM

When it comes to outdoor kitchen design, Bloom believes in a holistic approach. “The outdoors is a room—or it certainly can or should be,” he says.

“Whether it’s a deck, a balcony, or a rooftop, it can be turned from a space raw space into a room by combining things like kitchens, bars, storage, furniture, lighting, outdoor carpets, and accessories. It has every opportunity to be as much of a cohesively designed and styled room as the indoor equivalent. And that’s where a company like AuthenTEAK has such incredible value add because it offers all the different aspects that bring together a room or a space.”

Ultimately, “It’s very, very rare that someone is building an outdoor kitchen in isolation. It’s typically part of a bigger picture vision for how the space is going to be used.”