Creating a fabulous living space is an art some of us leave to the experts. Some of us employ the talents of interior designers, some of us just copy them as best we can. We decided to copy the idea of an outside kitchen and employed a builder to build us one. It has been such a fabulous addition to our house. We can open our french windows and cook immediately outside the kitchen door. It keeps all the meaty smells outside and there is something very grounding about eating and cooking outside over a real fire. Richard is, of course, in his element. He was working late tonight but when I said we had built a fire and intended to cook outside he changed his plans!