Homeowners are spending an increasing amount of money creating outdoor living spaces. Here on Delmarva the climate is mild enough that you can utilize your outdoor living space for almost three full seasons. You will obviously see grills, fireplaces, fire pits and outdoor seating in these new living areas but you also see cabinetry, particularly in conjunction with the cooking area. This is a place that homeowners must be careful. Even if the area is protected from the direct effect of the rain, moisture is a big consideration when choosing cabinets. Make sure that you select a cabinet that is specifically designed to be used outdoors. There are many options but almost all incorporate a polymer or composite material for the construction. These materials are non-porous and resist mold and mildew. It is also important to make sure that all working hardware is stainless steel. These tips apply to wet bars located around indoor pools and spas that maintain a high humidity level. You must also be careful to select a countertop that is going to hold up to the water as well as the effects of direct sunlight.