If you are always entertaining in your backyard, then perhaps you should consider installing an outside kitchen! Yes, if the backyard is actually one of the most important “rooms” in your house, an outdoor kitchen can be the perfect enhancement of this important space.
They also are not as expensive to install or maintain as you may imagine either. If you are considering it, then here are a few more benefits for you to ponder…
Entertain with Style & Fun! Surely the most important reason that you would consider installing an outdoor kitchen is the fact that it makes outside entertaining both more stylish and, more importantly, tons of fun. An outdoor kitchen is an upgrade on a standard, simple BBQ grill because it offers so much chance for design and customization. After all, the grill is not just the area to cook food, rather it is the centerpiece of the backyard. An outdoor kitchen creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere for your guests to gather and chat to each and to you, as you prepare dinner. Plus, don’t food just taste better when you eat it with friends?
Added Value I’m not going to lie to you and say that an outdoor kitchen is cheap to install or to equip (although I will say it may be cheaper than you imagine it to be)! I will however point out that, in addition to the ability to entertain in style and cook beautiful food in a relaxed outdoor setting, an outside kitchen is a fantastic investment in your house. The rate of return on your investment is astronomical when compared to other home improvement projects you could do instead. If you come to sell your home, you will find that an outdoor kitchen is an extremely useful (and valuable) feature to be able to list. For many people though, it’s all about being unique and non cliche, especially if they’re going to shell out a hefty chunk of change. I’ve come across a great article on http://www.hardscapesindianapolis.com that’s talking about ways your can make your outdoor kitchen stand out. It’s very simplistic, which is exactly why I think you’ll find it helpful.
Cooking is Easier By cooking outdoors, you can eliminate the build up of food odors that can linger in the air and attach themselves to soft furnishings and curtains. Everyone has those smellier recipes that taste great at the time – but when you come hoe from work two days later walk in your house and are hit with that smell you may wash you never bothered! Well this is not an issue with an outdoor kitchen.
More Living Space If you have a growing family or a smaller home (or perhaps both!) then an outdoor kitchen can be a great investment. It will provide more living space at the fraction of the cost of a full on home extension. It also creates a space suitable for birthday parties, anniversaries and other family celebrations. If you find your family is always going out to restaurants to celebrate the big events, consider re-investing that money into an outdoor kitchen so you can create an area where you can make your own memories!
Frankly, if you love food, if you love entertaining, if you love being outdoors spending quality time with your friends and family then an outdoor kitchen can represent a solid investment for you and your family.