Move the Party Outside: 5 Reasons to Add an Outdoor Kitchen to Your Home
Many people have heard that remodeling a kitchen is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. Then, it stands to reason that adding another kitchen–this time, outdoors–will increase that value even more. An outdoor kitchen is an attractive investment that comes with several benefits. Today’s outdoor kitchens are much more than just a built-in barbecue on a patio. People equip these kitchens with large grills, sinks, and granite countertops. They often feature gourmet appliances, electricity, and plumbing as well.
Top 5 Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are more popular than ever, and the demand for adding these exterior rooms is increasing at record levels. Following are 5 of the best reasons to consider installing an outdoor kitchen.
1. Great Way to Entertain
Whether you’re having a party or just a nice summertime family dinner, an outdoor kitchen provides the perfect place to entertain. Indoors, the kitchen is a popular gathering place, which holds true outdoors. An interior kitchen can quickly become hot and crowded. But when the kitchen is outside, the room is much more expansive with plenty of fresh air and lighting. In addition, an outdoor kitchen creates a space that becomes a fun area for social gatherings.
2. Adds Value to Your Home
Are you looking for ways to invest in your home? Outdoor kitchens have a high rate of return on investment compared to other outdoor home improvement projects. This is especially true if the kitchen contains high-quality materials, features, and appliances. Outdoor kitchens equipped with the right appliances can withstand harsh weather environments. They will serve you well for many years.
3. Keep Cooking Odors Outside
No matter how delicious they taste, some foods release not-so-pleasant smells before and during cooking. Instead of cooking indoors and trying to eliminate odors afterward, you can keep those smells outside. Some odors are notorious for clinging to furniture and clothing, potentially sticking around for days. This happens even more frequently in the summer heat.
4. Extend Living Space
While porches, patios, and decks extend a home’s living space somewhat, adding an outdoor kitchen extends both space and functionality. It gives everyone more room to gather and relax in a beautiful, convenient, livable outdoor area. This comes in handy when you need more space for friends and family to gather.
When you combine outdoor furniture with an outdoor kitchen, you can host all kinds of group activities. From lively parties to intimate dinners, nobody will have to stay cooped up indoors. Want to maximize the potential of your outdoor kitchen? In addition to furniture, add a roof so that the space is usable no matter what the weather brings.
5. Make Cooking Easier
Every cook knows that placement is key when preparing any kind of meal. When you cook outside, you’ll keep your home from filling with smoke, smells, and too many people, which will make cooking easier. Along with that, you’ll have everything you need outside, including refrigerators, ice makers, utensils, storage shelves and drawers, cookware, and more. You won’t be running in and out of the house to fetch what you need to prepare the meal. And keeping doors closed will surely help lower your electric bill.
Ready for an Awesome Outdoor Space?
Whether you know exactly what you want in your outdoor kitchen or have no idea where to begin, the team at 7th State Builders can help! Contact us today for a free no-pressure estimate. Our professionals can’t wait to help you with your project.