Outdoor kitchens seem to be picking up steam again in Westchester. Agents say they can help to sell a house.
The rage for alfresco kitchens first took hold on the East Coast about 10 years ago, when the economy was thriving, said Jonathan Giannettino, an owner of Curto's Appliances in Yonkers. By 2009 business had dropped off sharply.
Now, with new houses and expensive vacations on hold, he said, "business has picked up" as people demonstrate a new willingness to upgrade their houses in order to enjoy backyard "staycations" during the warmer