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Why You Should Build An Outdoor Kitchen?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way of living. Wearing masks, staying at home, and maintaining social distancing have become new normal. People are avoiding visiting crowded places and prefer staying at home with their family. Even many professionals are taking work from home jobs. In this scenario when people are spending more time at home, it makes sense to invest in home renovation and remodeling projects. Lately, many homeowners have started focusing on their home’s outdoor space to relax in the fresh air and spend quality time with their loved ones. Decks, Patio Covers, Pergolas, Sunroom, and Outdoor Kitchens are becoming popular among homeowners who have a spacious outdoor area and want to enjoy outside. Of all the exterior renovation projects, outdoor kitchens have become the latest trend because people are avoiding visiting crowded restaurants.

Building an outdoor kitchen is a great way to transform your backyard into a living space. It allows you to spend more time outdoors, throw parties for friends, and relax with your family. An outdoor kitchen is a great way to enhance your outdoor space. Also, with the approaching spring season, why cook inside when you can grill outside by creating your cooking station. Building an outdoor kitchen isn’t just about installing a grill and burner. A complete outdoor kitchen with all the appliances like stove, cooktop, oven, grills, and seating area gives a luxurious look to your home’s exterior while enhancing your outdoor experience.

Reasons to Build Outdoor Kitchen

There are plenty of reasons to start an outdoor kitchen project. Depending on the space available and your budget, an outdoor kitchen can take different forms. If you don’t have a huge budget or have limited outdoor space, you can consider a simple setup with a grill, sink area, mini-fridge, and some counter space. For those with no budget limitation and spacious outdoor, there are endless options. You can think of anything- from stainless steel appliances and granite countertops to ovens, grills, television screens, sofas, and more. If you still think an outdoor kitchen is an unnecessary expense, here are more benefits of adding an outdoor kitchen to your home.

  1. Entertainment at Home

The primary purpose of building an outdoor kitchen is entertainment. Having a kitchen in the backyard or other open space of your home is the best way to get a feeling of outdoor without leaving your house. With some seating arrangement, music, and television screen, it can become your favorite spot at home. From BBQs with friends to garden dinner parties, an outdoor kitchen is a perfect space for entertaining. An indoor kitchen can get crowded during parties and you might not have plenty of space for guests inside. But setting up an outdoor kitchen with some furnishing, strings of lights, and some music lets everyone hang out together while enjoying good food. You can even watch movies and match with friends while grilling.

  1. Boosts Value of Your Home

Outdoor kitchens have become a popular trend and a highly sought-after home improvement project. Investing in this type of project can help you get a high rate of return on your investment. A functional outdoor kitchen not only allows you to enjoy the outdoors but also boosts the value of your property. Homeowners improve the exterior of their house to leave a great first impression on their visitors. Potential homebuyers get more attracted to houses that have outdoor space for cooking and relaxation. And as a result, the buyers get willing to pay higher for homes with outdoor kitchens.

  1. Saves on Utility Bills

Indoor cooking during summer can increase the temperature inside your house. This will increase pressure on your air conditioner that will have to work harder to maintain optimal indoor temperature. When AC works harder to keep your home cool, it increases your energy bills, as well as puts strain on your AC. However, when you cook outside during summer, there’s no need for AC to work overtime to keep your indoor temperature down. This will reduce your energy consumption and help in saving money on utility bills.

  1. Keeps Smells Outside

Outdoor cooking is not only easy but also more enjoyable. Moreover, it is easier to cook strong-smelling foods because the odour stays outside. Some food items smell great but some like salmon have an unpleasant smell that can linger in the house for hours. If you are inviting guests, this smell can take all the attention away from the taste of food.  But when you cook outside, the smell won’t permeate the rest of your house. Your house will stay fresh and there won’t be a risk of making your guest’s eyes watery when preparing spicy meals. Outdoor cooking also reduces the stress of spilling foods and drinks.

  1. Expands Living Space

Outdoor kitchens are designed to provide a smooth transition from the indoors to the outdoors. It allows you to make the best use of unused outdoor space. An experienced outdoor kitchen contractor can design a space that can be used for celebrating birthdays or simply enjoying the outdoors. Besides a grill or barbeque island, you can add other cooking appliances like a pizza oven, fridge, dishwasher, and more to create a complete cooking station. Having a spacious kitchen outdoor can save space inside the house. You can have counter space, a bartending area, and a place to entertain guests.

  1. Save Money on Restaurant Meals

The outdoor kitchen gives you a feeling of dining out without having to go to a restaurant. Creating a cooking area in your patio and dining space in your back garden is a perfect way to enjoy family lunch or a large backyard party. It will save your money on restaurant bills. Moreover, you get healthy and tasty food which is good for your waistline.