Real Housewife of NJ Wins RTA Outdoor Living Design Contest

August 30, 2022

Dolores Catania has made a name for herself as one of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo TV.  Now, her vision is coming to backyards across the country, as her outdoor kitchen concept was selected by the public as the winner of RTA Outdoor Living’s “Choose Our Next Design” contest.   

Real Housewife Catania’s “Cubed Outdoor Kitchen” beat out designs from Mike Pyle, host of HGTV’s Inside Out, and Kevin Lenhart, Design Director at Yardzen, the leading online landscape design and build platform. The new design will be available for purchase starting in 2023.   

“I am so excited my square design won! It really is perfect,” said Catania. “I can cook and watch my family enjoy the food at the same time. And now, I’m so happy this design will help more families make beautiful memories together.” 

Right off the bat, you’ll notice how unique this layout is. It’s not a straight, L shape, U shape or even a galley-style island. It’s a spacious square! There’s a reason behind this design twist, too. Catania loves to have Sunday dinners with her family, and the square outdoor kitchen brings the idea of a large, indoor dining room table outside. What better way to host than to have the entire family seated at the island?   

As for the appliances in Catania’s design, first, you’ll find the massive 42-in. Coyote grill. There’s plenty of space for grilling fish, burgers or other preferred protein. Underneath, you’ll see there’s a warming drawer. This feature is excellent if you frequently host large gatherings. However, Catania’s favorite feature is the Coyote power burner, so she can cook everything outside — most importantly, her “Sunday sauce.”  

Details on availability and pre-orders will be announced in the coming months.