Why Have an Outdoor Kitchen?

Adding outside rooms to our homes is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Whatever the reason, more and more people are choosing to turn their outdoor spaces into extensions of their home. If you want to make the most out of your yard, then we here at Cabinetry and Stone Depot think you should definitely consider installing an outdoor kitchen.

Have a look at the best reasons we can think of for adding an outdoor kitchen to your home:

An Outdoor Kitchen can add value to your home

Make sure your outdoor kitchen is made from high quality materials, and it will almost definitely add value to your home. Remodelers are seeing high return rates when adding outdoor kitchens to homes. Additionally, of all the outdoor areas you can add to your home, outdoor kitchens add the most value to your property.

An Outdoor Kitchen can expand your home living space

Want to increase the amount of living space in your home, but don’t want the stress of having to add an extension on your house? Turning your yard or patio space into an outdoor kitchen is a great way to add space to your home with minimal hassle.

Added Convenience

If you’re the kind of person that often likes to have BBQ and grill food outdoors, then you will know how fiddly it can be to prepare meals outside if you’re assembling anything more complex than a hamburger.

An outdoor kitchen gives you the convenience of being able to prepare full meals outside, without having to constantly ferry items to and from the kitchen or balance your plate in one hand while preparing your food with the other.

Outdoor Kitchens are perfect for entertaining

Like to view yourself as a social entertainer? Well, your hosting game will definitely be upped by adding an outdoor kitchen to your home. If you especially love taking full advantage of the longer days that come with summer, then an outdoor kitchen with a seating area is an ideal investment. Being able to prepare, cook and serve your guests a meal all in the same area means you can keep an eye on entertaining the entire time.

If you add a roof to your kitchen then it becomes the perfect entertainment space even in winter, where you can huddle together drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine, grilling s’mores.

Outdoor Kitchens reduce energy bills

Cooking in the summer in your outdoor kitchen, rather than inside, helps keep your home cooler. This in turn means that your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep your house as the cool temperature we all like in summer. Use your outdoor kitchen frequently enough and you can start to see reductions in your overall energy cost.

Keep your home odor free

Now, some food can make your house smell amazing when it’s being cooked, others not so much. If you’re the kind of person who likes your house smelling clean and pure, or if there is a certain food you really can’t stand smelling when it cooks, then you need an outdoor kitchen. Preparing food outdoors prevents it from seeping into the home and lingering for days past its welcome.