The Benefits Of Outdoor Kitchens

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Not every innovative idea is capable of surviving the initial stages of inception. In order to ensure success, innovators must scrutinize concepts for their benefit, not only to the organization, but also to the consumer. From conception to planning, and production to marketing, ideas must stand up to multiple tests and criteria. One such way of measuring the merit of an idea is by using the NOMMAR method, which evaluates customer need, technological options, potential market, business model, realistic approach, and relevance. For this initial planning stage of innovation presentation, each member of the Green Group submitted an idea for considerations. Team members evaluated each of these ideas against the NOMMAR method, and chose one …show more content…
Many ideas and plans for outdoor kitchens exist for remodelers that knows about building practices. Buying an outdoor component system can cost thousands of dollars for a small cooktop with an entry-level appliance. Composite modular components, designed for the hardscape professional to install with tools of the skilled professional, are often too complex for average consumers. Barbeque Guys lists a six-foot island component at a cost of $700. The equivalent in a wood-based fire resistant component would be a fraction of the price. Creating an innovative option for the novice do-it-yourself audience can be achievable by using wood products for the structural components of an outdoor modular kitchen …show more content…
This modular outdoor system is made of Flame-Block Class “A” fire rated wood composite product that can be purchased at the local do it yourself center with assembly instructions for the novice using a very small arsenal of required tools to complete the job, big or small (Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, n.d.). The NOMMAR evaluation justifies moving forward with this idea. The customer’s need for this can be justified by the relative cost of assembly compared to professional design build of an outdoor kitchen by a hardscape professional. Emerging fire rated wood technology allows construction of this modular system with wood components, which cost thirty to fifty percent less than masonry products. Weight of wood products is up to seventy percent lighter than the traditional masonry product used for outdoor kitchen construction. Wood products assemble quicker than steel framed components most often used in outdoor kitchens. Information will be required to educate the do it yourself customer regarding the features and benefits of the main component in the system creating the fire resistant capacity. Creating partnerships with manufacturing facilities on a local, regional and national level for cost-reduction and ease of access to building materials. Risks associated with this concept will be time, research funding to design the components, and developing

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