Outdoor Kitchens Bring Your Backyard to Life
Here in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad, we are lucky to enjoy temperate weather that permits outdoor entertaining nearly all year long. You may want the comfort of an outdoor heater during the winter months, but there’s no reason you can’t celebrate every season on your backyard patio. Outdoor kitchens make it even easier to enjoy year-round entertaining in your backyard. Let’s look at some of the advantages outdoor kitchens have for you, your friends, and neighbors.
Outdoor Kitchens Extend Your Living Space
When you have large parties, it’s always nice to have additional room – a place for guests to go to get away from the crowd and enjoy the fresh air. Outdoor kitchens make it easy to bring the party – including the hors d’oeuvres and drinks – outside for the convenience of your guests.
Plus, an outdoor refrigerator and additional counter space prevents your inside fridge and countertops from getting jam-packed and cluttered just before the party when you want these spaces to look their best for your guests. Enjoy the extra storage space and the convenience of having condiments, snacks, and beverages right at your fingertips whether you’re inside or out.
Outdoor Kitchens Put the Cook in the Center of the Action
If your kitchen is not in an open area adjacent to your entertaining space, you might feel cut off from the crowd as you cook for everyone. Outdoor kitchens are built with the grill and stovetop as the focal point, meaning you can enjoy the conversation and party ambiance even as you prepare the main course.
Make Casual Get-Togethers Easy
We already talked about how convenient it is to have everything you need in the spaces of your home where your guests are more likely to mingle. With your full outdoor kitchen, you don’t have to run in and out for a casual backyard cookout. Prepare beans on the outside burner as the pork rotates on the smoker and you flip the burgers on the grill. When that pork is fully cooked and fork-tender, add your barbecue sauce and other ingredients right from the outdoor fridge, prepare it all on the countertop, and serve it on the patio – without ever setting foot inside.
Elegant Dining Al Fresco
Sure, outdoor kitchens are perfect for cook-outs. But you can also serve your most elegant Thanksgiving feast outside. Everything seems easier and more fun outdoors, so serve up that turkey and enjoy your meal in the cool fall air. Then, instead of retiring straight to the television set, grab a football and let the whole family join the game. Outdoor kitchens encourage outdoor living and a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Outdoor Kitchens “Wow” the Neighbors
If you’re looking for that landscaping design solution that will set your yard apart, an outdoor kitchen could be the answer. Nothing has quite the same luxurious appeal as outdoor cooking and al fresco dining, and outdoor kitchens make it possible while streamlining preparation by putting all your food and cooking tools at your fingertips without endless trips indoors.
Your guests will love that you can join them for every second of the party, even as they secretly envy the beauty of your patio and yard. You can be a trendsetter, because after your first outdoor get-together, your friends and neighbors will all want outdoor kitchens of their own.