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The Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens

The Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens

Among the various landscaping trends that are taking over the yards of people everywhere, outdoor kitchens are near the top of the list. But why may you ask? There are several reasons why outdoor kitchens are a great benefit to add to your home. Throughout this blog post, we will discuss some of the advantages of outdoor kitchens. But first, let’s look at some statistics.


Top 4 Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons, especially in states with warmer climates. According to the American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends Survey, within the last year, the amount of emphasis placed on the renovations of outdoor spaces of a home has been dramatically increasing; the percentage of people who want to improve their outdoor living space went up from 53% to 74%. These statistics don’t seem to be slowing down. Let’s look at some of the benefits an outdoor kitchen can provide you and your family:


1. Increases and Improves the Value of Your Home

First, one of the benefits of having an outdoor kitchen is that it increases the value of your home. Homes with an outdoor patio area, specifically which includes a kitchen, have a higher rate of return on investment compared to other homes without these amenities. Also, outdoor kitchens tend to include appliances that are made from certain materials such as stainless steel. Stainless steel is known to withstand tough weather and is known for its long-lasting quality. Additionally, this type of material is easy to clean, making an outdoor kitchen more desirable.


2. Great Way to Entertain and Expands Your Living Space

Second, having a home with an outdoor kitchen is the perfect space to entertain your family as well as guests. This type of welcoming atmosphere generates a space where people can gather and socialize while the food is being cooked. With an indoor kitchen, the space is limited and can feel a little crowded, whereas an outdoor kitchen has much more space. Furthermore, there are multiple ways to enhance your outdoor kitchen space, such as adding heaters, string lights, outdoor tv/ speakers or outdoor furniture. 

Along with providing an outdoor entertainment space, an outdoor kitchen will also expand your living space. Having some sort of expanded outdoor space for people to gather for holidays or birthdays can be very beneficial. Additionally, if your outdoor cooking area is covered, the space is available to be used more frequently.


3. Helps You Save Money and Energy

Third, believe it or not, an outdoor kitchen can help save you money in a variety of ways! For example, when you utilize your outdoor kitchen, it can help you save money on utilities. When you cook in an indoor kitchen, your air conditioner goes into overdrive to keep your house cool due to the quick temperature change. If you are cooking outdoors via your outdoor kitchen, you will save on money and energy. 

Another way that an outdoor kitchen can save you money is by reducing your urge to eat out at restaurants. If you have an outdoor kitchen in your backyard, wouldn’t you want to utilize that instead of spending money at restaurants? Eating food that you cook in your outdoor kitchen will also keep more money in your pocket.


4. Makes Cooking Easy & More Convenient

Lastly, an outdoor kitchen makes cooking food more convenient and easy! When you cook food outside, it will keep your house from filling up with smoke. Also, utilizing your outdoor kitchen space can eliminate the potential for lingering odors, which would be unavoidable if you are cooking indoors. 

Furthermore, with an outdoor kitchen, there is more room for people to help with the preparation and cooking processes. With this being said, more space in the kitchen area can provide a more entertaining experience, both for the cook and the guests.


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Posted by Andrew Butas at 13:19