Is an Outdoor Kitchen Right for You?

When creating an outdoor kitchen space for entertaining friends and family, there are many things to consider. Budget, spacing, appliance options, and design style are just a few of the decisions that need to be made, and the options available can feel overwhelming. At Outdoor Spaces, we work hard to make this experience as stress-free as possible. 

Whether you’re building a new house, or simply want to make better use of the space you already have, there are many reasons why an outdoor kitchen is the perfect addition to your space. 

1. Boost Your Entertaining Repute

If you really want to add that “Wow!” factor to your outdoor space, an outdoor kitchen is the way to go. You’ll be able to prepare meals in an area where all your guests can gather around and socialize as dinner is being prepped. We highly recommend also installing an outdoor fridge and/or bar for easy drink and appetizer access for your guests.

2.   Utilize Your Creativity

By far, the most fun part of creating your space is the overall design. Don’t be afraid to get creative and unique. Alfresco and outdoor kitchen spaces can be as intricate and detailed as you desire. Think outside the box and look into pizza ovens, wine racks, built-in coolers, and many other fun and exciting additions you can incorporate into your space.  

3. Increase Your Home Value

Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly more popular, and can give you a major advantage when selling your home in the future. Remodelers often add these spaces to earn a higher rate of return on their investments. When it comes time to sell, a sleek and functional outdoor kitchen space will be an eye-catching and memorable feature that potential buyers will love. This addition can be an incredible investment that you can enjoy for years to come. 

4.   Save on Your Energy Bills

During the hot summer months, indoor baking, frying, broiling and or sauteing can raise the temperature inside your home considerably and cause your A/C to kick into overdrive. When you switch to outdoor grilling and cooking, your A/C won’t have to work as hard to keep indoor temperatures steady — saving your money on your energy bills over time. 

5.   Keep Smells Outside

We’ve all experienced it. That delicious dinner with the not-so-delicious lingering smells that seem to stick to your furniture and indoor space for days. Swapping to outdoor cooking — especially for more fragrant foods such as seafood or deep-fried items — will keep your home smelling fresh and clean! 

Adding an outdoor kitchen will expand your living areas, add a statement space to your home, and allow you to cook, eat, and entertain “outside of the home” without having to leave your home. At Outdoor Spaces, we have everything you need to create the perfect outdoor space of your dreams. Contact us today to speak to our team about designing an outdoor space as unique as you.