Americans have a love affair with outdoor entertaining. We’ve made outdoor grilling a favorite summer pastime since the 1960s. Our love of cooking and dining al fresco demanded innovation and new products. So, in the 1990s, manufacturers began producing outdoor equipment to replicate the indoor kitchen. Today, your outdoor kitchen can be a simple grilling island or an elaborate cooking/dining area.
Why should you consider adding an outside kitchen to your home? If you love to grill, having a kitchen area makes cooking outside easier. With everything on hand, there’s no traveling back and forth indoors getting ingredients or utensils. And your custom outdoor kitchen can have all the essentials. A concrete countertop for food prep, stainless steel cabinets, and a refrigerator are just some of the many possibilities.
Moreover, entertaining is so much easier with an outdoor kitchen. With everything you need within reach, you can entertain your guests while preparing food. You will be in the middle of the action, enjoying the party instead of missing out.
Plus, an outside kitchen extends your living space. Instead of standing in the grass sweltering in the sun, you can have an inviting outdoor space. Patio furniture arranged underneath a pergola offers protection from the elements and a relaxing space for your guests. Add a fireplace for chilly nights, some lighting, and your outdoor kitchen becomes a natural extension of your home.
Also, adding an outdoor kitchen increases the value of your home tremendously. Whether simple or elaborate, the outdoor kitchen has become a must have for many homeowners. Many buyers actively seek out homes with outdoor kitchens. Even if you’re not selling your home soon, it’s good to know there’s a great return on your investment coming your way. Furthermore, you and your family get to enjoy all of the benefits until that time comes!