One thing which all homeowners want to do is start a project which will improve their living space and will add quality to the time which they spend there.
One of the best things you can do to improve your time in your house as well as adding quality to the space is to expand the living area. This is why one of the most popular changes being made when it comes to improving your house is to add an outdoor kitchen.
Of course, when it comes to a large project like this, whether you are getting professional help, or DIY-ing, a lot of people only consider the negatives.
For example, the time investment, how many different elements there are to consider, and the cost. But this should not bog you down and distract you from the potential benefits which make the effort to get there worth it. An outdoor kitchen has plenty of value below the surface of the idea, and we think this is something that has been overlooked too often.
So, because of this, we have put this list together to show you some of our favorite reasons why we think having an outdoor kitchen is worthwhile. So, if you are trying to convince yourself, or someone you live with, why an outdoor kitchen is worth doing, then make sure to keep on reading!
It Will Increase The Value Of Your House
If you have created a beautiful and functional outdoor kitchen, one aspect you may have not considered is that these houses increase in value because of the outdoor kitchen.
Because an outdoor kitchen is so unique, it draws in potential buyers who like this stand out feature and it gets them attached to the space.
Because it stands out so much, it adds so much value, and a lot of potential buyers love the concept of having an outdoor kitchen for what it adds to the house. So, if you want an outdoor kitchen for yourself, also keep in mind what it does for the value of the house too!
Is A Perfect Space For Entertaining
While having indoor entertainment options is definitely important, what is becoming more and more useful, especially in warmer climates, is to have a suitable outdoor entertainment space.
This is where outdoor kitchens flourish since like an indoor kitchen, they serve as a social hub, and having a place like this outdoors is an amazing thing to have. This is even better to have if you often host meals or dinner parties, and especially if you love grilling.
Being able to recreate the luxurious feeling of dining and cooking outdoors in your own home adds a quality of life aspect to your home which is difficult to recreate otherwise. This is also a great way for the chef to be able to socialize when hosting outdoors and not feeling isolated.
Expands Upon Available Living Space
Depending on the layout and style of your outdoor kitchen, they can massively expand your living space and make functioning in your kitchen a lot more convenient.
This is especially useful if you feel limited by the storage options within your home. This is why so many outdoor kitchens come with expanded storage options like cabinets or refrigerators.
You also get a lot more countertop space by creating an outdoor kitchen, so if you are cooking up a large feast, or doing an intricate project, having the extra space to work with can save the day!
Cooking Become A Lot Easier
While you may only consider how an outdoor kitchen can make cooking more difficult, a lot of the time this is actually the opposite. With an indoor kitchen, you may have noticed that you keep bumping into different elements of the room and feel cramped in your space.
This can not just make cooking more difficult, but also creates a much more stressed atmosphere. This is where an outdoor kitchen can really stand out and improve the experience. These kitchens tend to be open plan and this more free environment just makes your cooking a lot easier and more simple.
Of course the weather can sometimes work against you, but just having it be open air can add benefits like smells not getting trapped and not having to worry about flames and smoke as much.
Adds A Lot Of Convenience
We mentioned this in the previous point, but there are a lot of convenience factors which can make cooking a lot more simple and you will not have to worry about these with an outdoor kitchen.
This is especially true when looking at how smoke can make cooking indoors not just awkward, but dangerous, but this is much less likely to be an option when it comes to cooking outdoors.
There is also the convenience of having an expanded cooking space which means that if two people want to cook at the same time, but do not want to get in each other’s way, this is now a much more feasible option.
Can Save With Utility Bills
If you love cooking all year round, then you will know how hot it can get in a kitchen during the summer months. This can lead to needing to spend extra on air conditioning, and all year round you will usually need to be using your extractor fan as well.
These are not going to be an issue with an outdoor kitchen, so if you are worried about the cost of getting an outdoor kitchen, keep in mind the other costs that you might be saving on as well.
Saves You Money When It Comes To Eating Out
If you love eating out, then you will know how expensive this can be, especially if you do it regularly. However, having an outdoor kitchen can save the temptation to eat out as an option.
This is because of how it diversifies your options when it comes to dining at your own home, and how it can inject some creativity into the cooking you are doing in your own space. It also creates a perfect venue for gathering with friends.
If you usually go out to eat with friends because it is more convenient, this convenience is now matched by your outdoor kitchen. By hosting more with an outdoor kitchen you can add value to your house, but also your social life and dining options.
Hopefully this list has shown you just how much value to your life an outdoor kitchen can add. Of course this is just 7 of the main advantages you get from cooking with an outdoor kitchen, but there are also plenty of others that are much easier to discover if you already have one.
The beauty of an outdoor kitchen is that they can be as elaborate or as simple as you want. This means you can add to it later if you want to start small making it a more approachable project than you would initially expect.
So, if you are considering getting an outdoor kitchen, of course you want to consider all the potential drawbacks, but also make sure to consider what you are getting from it as well!