Have you dreamed of getting more out of your backyard than just a simple grill and picnic table? A study conducted by NKBA concluded that over 60% of homeowners are interested in adding an outdoor kitchen to their homes. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering it can increase your home’s resale value by close to 30% according to Zillow! Here are some of the other main reasons why many homeowners are adding fully functional outdoor dining areas to their home renovation checklists.
Great for Entertaining
Summer is a time to enjoy the warm weather and spend time with our friends and family. Celebrations like graduation parties, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July all give us the opportunity to do so. The thought of entertaining can be daunting though but not if you have a newly built backyard kitchen equipped with plenty of seating for guests and a grill with a prep area at your disposal. This provides a ton of convenience because normally the cook would have to make constant trips back and forth into the house to get the food out of the refrigerator but not anymore. This means the host won’t have to miss out on any of the fun because guests can gather around the grill.
A Cooler & Cleaner Home
If you’ve ever prepared a meal during the summer months you know how quickly it can raise the temperature in the house. By moving the cooking space outside, you can give your regular stove or oven a break which will keep your home much cooler overall. You might even be able to turn down the A/C slightly which will reduce energy consumption and save money that way.
Additionally, moving the party outside will keep your home much cleaner because you won’t have to invite guests in other than to use the restroom which will keep the mess to a minimum. Also, you won’t have to deal with lingering odors from cooking spreading through the house keeping the air quality fresher.
Customize it to your Needs
One of the best parts about a project like this is the versatility it offers because you can design the setup to whatever you like. For example, add features like a beverage cooler for easy access to your favorite drinks or a pizza oven to expand the menu beyond just the usual hamburgers, hot dogs, and steaks. If you’re a big sports fan, turn the backyard into your very own tailgate or viewing experience by simply mounting a TV so you can enjoy the game just like you are at the ballpark but without the hassle of parking or needing to pack and lug the food and drinks with you.
Start Planning Today
If you’re interested in including something like this in your upcoming remodel, get in touch with our design professionals today by calling 631.256.6355 to ensure we can have it ready for next Spring or Summer.