Kitchen on the Half Shell
Waterfront living inspires a laid-back lifestyle, but that doesn't mean there aren't certain issues to consider when cooking up your coastal kitchen.
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To keep the real sand outside, install an outdoor shower (which can be luxurious or a simple stall with a showerhead) near the kitchen for beachgoers or boaters to rinse off before they enter.
If you use your home only during the warm weather, give the kitchen a good scrubbing before you close up for the season. But if you live there year-round, Acker suggests adding a few warming touches like heated floors under the tile in the kitchen to keep warm and toasty during midnight raids on the fridge.
And don't forget to relish that off-season solitude. It won't be long before the fish are biting and a crowd is standing in line for some of your famous fish stew.
Photos by George Stravos
Duval B. Acker