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KBB Product Award Top Judges’ Pick

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ 2021 Color Collection featuring the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill

Congratulations to architect and designer Daniel Germani and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens for winning this prestigious 2021 award from Kitchen and Bath Business. Caliber is proud to be a part of your outdoor installations and to have you as one of our premier dealers of our grills.

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Outdoor Kitchen Design Store (Bedford, NY)

For over three decades the Outdoor Kitchen Design Store by Preferred Properties has served Connecticut, New York and Southampton. President and founder Michael Gotowala has been designing outdoor kitchens with Caliber products and we are featuring one of his Country Contemporary Bedford, New York installations this month.

This upscale second weekend home nestled in the woods of Westchester County, New York was the perfect project for the Outdoor Kitchen Design Store to connect the lifestyle of the owners for ease of use and outdoor dining with the cooking location out by the pool. The Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill and Power Pro Dual Top Burners make this project the perfect featured Caliber installation.

The disappearing grill canopy was the focus of this creative island design and allows the chef to cook and serve the guests near the pool and also take in the beautiful mountain view from the grill area. To see more “seriously fabulous” photos of this installation click here.

Owner Michael Gotowala says, “A rewarding lifestyle shared with family and friends celebrating life’s most memorable events outdoors in one’s own backyard is the Outdoor Kitchen Design Store’s signature to every outdoor kitchen they build.”

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Featured Installation: San Juan Capistrano, CA

Home Chef, Christina, and product designer, Grant, have been enjoying their 36″ Caliber Indoor Professional Range in their newly renovated kitchen in San Juan Capistrano, California. Christina says, “I love this range and use it all the time!” Christina has not only been baking bread in their new oven they’ve also tested and perfected a sourdough bread recipe they will be sharing with our fans next month. And, not only is it a recipe she will walk you through with tons of insider information, she will even provide a timeline to make the process easier. She calls this recipe “Bread Creation” because she has learned so much in the process that she wants to share. Please check back next month for the unveiling of her “Bread Creation” or subscribe to our Caliber Culinary Corner e-news to make sure you don’t miss this. Click here for the link. Christina’s bread recipe has posted and you can now get it by clicking here.

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HGTV’s Rock the Block (Season 2)

Featured Install – (HGTV’s “Rock the Block Season 2” Exteriors and Finale Episodes)

Caliber was thrilled to be part of Alison Victoria and Mike Holmes‘s Rock the Block season 2 design project on HGTV. The Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill was built-in to Brown Jordan’s Elements outdoor kitchen by designer and architect, Daniel Germani, and displayed beautifully within the last two episodes. Here’s a sneak peak from episode 5 focused on the exteriors of the houses on the block.

The finale was judged by season one winner and well known designer, Jasmine Roth, who also put a Caliber indoor range in one of her Hidden Potential episodes. Jasmine and her judges highlight the pros and cons of Alison and Mike’s renovation project.

If you missed these “Rock the Block” episodes, you can unlock this Exteriors episode 5 and Finale episode 6 of season 2 online with your digital cable password. See the gallery of Alison and Mike’s house reveal here. See below the sneak peak to season 2 of Rock the Block.

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Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ Elements

Caliber’s featured dealer, Brown Jordan, received quite the buzz during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) for it’s Outdoor Kitchens’ Elements by designer/architect, Daniel Germani. Within this design they include and highlight the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill. See why this new design is receiving such accolades. Design Milk is drawn to the “13 Bold Colors That Will Take Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen up a Level” and click here for the full story. In Kitchen and Bath Business (KBB), see why editor Chelsea Butler also choose this design as one of her top picks during KBIS in this article.

Metropolis Magazine loves how designers and manufacturers are collaborating to create bright ideas. “In a new line for Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, designer Daniel Germani discards cookout clichés in favor of candy-bright finishes and a furniture-like frame. (For traditionalists, a stainless-steel option without the powder-coat finish is also available.) The modular units offer integrated handles, drawers, and pass-through cabinets.”

See also Brown Jordan’s Elements and the Caliber grill pictured above and seen within the outdoor installation by Alison and Mike in the Rock the Block’s season 2 Exteriors episode. For the full article, click here. To see more on Brown Jordan’s Outdoor Kitchen Elements featuring the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill, click on the video below or here.

To see why this design caught Interior Design’s eye at KBIS and was one of their Best of Year 2020 designs, click here. Also, see the Elements design and Caliber grill within the City and Shore and House Beautiful magazines.

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Outdoor Kitchen Design Store (Featured Installation: Southampton, NY)

For over three decades the Outdoor Kitchen Design Store by Preferred Properties has served Connecticut, New York and Southampton. President and founder Michael Gotowala has been designing outdoor kitchens with Caliber products and we are featuring one of his Southampton, New York installations this month.

The Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill and Power Pro Dual Top Burners make this project the perfect featured Caliber installation. The disappearing grill canopy was the focus of this creative island design and allows the chef to cook and serve the guests near the pool from the grill area. To see more “seriously fabulous” photos of this installation click here.

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Featured Installation: Santa Barbara, CA

This beautiful installation of the 48″ Rockwell by Caliber Built-In Grill in Santa Barbara, California, is the focal point for this outdoor oasis. The owner and designer of this well-appointed home is also an award-winning industrial designer and principal of Life Style Design. His family chose to include the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill for its contemporary appeal. 

They now also rave about the top notch culinary results they share with family and friends. Their family dog, Lucky (above), also enjoys any treats guests are willing to part with from the grilled goods. Cabinet work in this design is by Pat Carson Studio and cabinet metal facing is by Neal Feay Company

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Haefele Design, Inc. (Featured Installation: Bel Air, CA)

Haefele Design knows how to translate the needs and desires of their clients into their projects, which won them much praise from the NKBA and a first place 2019 Outdoor Kitchen award. When a sophisticated, forward thinking bachelor wants to entertain, he does so in an aesthetic that exemplifies his lifestyle. Haefele Design graduated from the “man- cave” and opted for a sleek, contemporary outdoor kitchen with a custom black finished Rockwell by Caliber barbecue as a focal point and a custom square black handle to match. The lid even included a custom gloss black porcelain coating.

This outdoor room is complete with two refrigerators, ice maker and a dishwasher. Cabinetry construction is unique, incorporating the use of unconventional high gloss solid acrylic doors, solid plastic carcass boxes and special non-rusting hardware. This kitchen is completely indestructible to weather and rough use.

The most unique and challenging feature was engineering the fully integrated handles in conjunction with the different hidden appliances. The side of the cabinetry run with the refrigerators required vertical hidden handles, whereas the opposite side has one horizontal handle at the top of ADA height appliances. Two different types of outdoor outlets were powder coated to match, allowing up to twenty USB cords to charge at a time.

The sink is black stone to match the black granite waterfall countertop, topped off with a black MGS telescoping faucet. At night, lights glow in the knee space as well as washing the textured, grey backdrop of a wall. For the full photos from this installation visit Haefele Design’s website here.

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J&W Outdoor Living (Featured Installation: Fair Haven, NJ)

J&W Outdoor Living is a full service exterior design company known for creating unforgettable outdoor living and entertaining spaces. Their capabilities include gourmet outdoor kitchens, fire features, hardscape design and construction services. They bring the comforts and luxuries of the indoors outside, and showcase a stunning outdoor kitchen in Fair Haven, New Jersey.

The cabinetry is by Urban Bonfire, known for their sleek and extremely functional designs. This particular outdoor kitchen includes tons of storage space, a beverage refrigerator, sink, soapstone countertops and of course the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill as the focal point in this design. For more information on J&W Outdoor Living click here.

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Pratt Guys (Featured Installation: Atlantic Beach, FL)

Pratt Guys is a design + build team creating all-inclusive backyard projects. For over a decade, the team of craftsmen at Pratt Guys have been building design-driven dream backyards, with their signature pergolas and cabanas, unique swimming pools, custom outdoor kitchens, and their award-winning commitment to customer satisfaction. They also have a showroom in Jacksonville, Florida and are an official Caliber dealer. The pictured Beachside Cabana Project in Atlantic Beach, Florida, is a perfect example of their quality work and features the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill as the focal point in this open kitchen design.

On one side of the island, the chef can grill up lunch for guests who are comfortably seated on the other side of the bar in these handmade swing-away stools. The low grill lid allows guests to see over it for conversation. It also retracts completely below the grill so guests can grill food from their side of the table, making it a truly social experience. To see more images from this project, click here.