Sounds extravagant, but if you’re an avid pool-side entertainer in the warm weather, an outdoor kitchen is a must. Whether you’re building a new home, or just want to make better use of the space you have, here are six reasons why you should add an outdoor kitchen to your backyard this year.
1. Entertainment Value
The biggest benefit of having an outdoor kitchen is that it’s great for entertaining. From barbecues to formal dinners, when food is prepared, cooked and served on the patio, it just tastes better! You as the host can actually participate in the conversation instead of hanging out in the kitchen alone making the meal. It’s this inclusiveness that is such a selling point with outdoor kitchen owners. Plus, you have more options for accommodating your party guests by adding heaters, seating outdoor furnishings, lights, and music.
2. Increases Home Value
Outdoor kitchens tend to have a high ROI because they offer convenience and luxury, and look good in the eyes of potential buyers. House Logic says outdoor kitchens can command a 71 percent return on investment, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS®.
3. Utility Bill Savings
When you are grilling outside in the summer, you’re using less energy inside the home. Plus, your air conditioner doesn’t have to work overtime just to cool down your house. Whenever you broil, bake, fry or roast in your interior kitchen, the temperature in your house goes up many degrees, kicking the AC into overdrive. Cooking outdoors saves on energy consumption.
4. Keeps Smells Outside
Some foods smell delicious as you’re cooking them, and others, well, not so much. If you plan to cook foods like fish or deep-fried potatoes, those odors tend to stick around for a day or two. Outside cooking eliminates those lingering odors so your house stays fresh.
5. Expands Your Living Space
If you want to expand your living space, you don’t have to take on a costly renovation project to add more walls and a roof. Just use the space you already have on your back porch.
6. Improve the Taste of Healthier Food
Grilling enhances the taste of food; this is no secret. But this cooking technique is better for your health, too, as fat drips off of meats while they’re being grilled. The food you place on your plate is healthier and contains fewer calories from fat. Plus, it tastes amazing.
Contact Outdoor Home Living
Doesn’t an outdoor kitchen sound great right about now? Contact us at 214-328-5296 to learn how we can transform your back patio into the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.