5 Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen

The kitchen has long been known as the heart of the home. When friends and family gather, it’s usually the center of everything. “Too many cooks in the kitchen” is a phrase that comes to mind, imagining so many people all crowded into one room. Adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard provides a whole new style of entertaining. No more cramped quarters, or cooking while everyone else socializes.

Advantages of an Outdoor Kitchen

Today’s outdoor kitchens are much more elaborate than past backyard barbeques. No more charcoal grills sitting neglected on your patio. Today’s kitchens are just as functional as your indoor kitchen. Appliances, countertops and running water mean that anything you do inside can now be done outside. Open air roofed structures pair protection from the elements with the relaxed atmosphere of a patio.

1) Value

Adding an outdoor kitchen is essentially extending your home. The addition of living space makes your home more practical and more attractive to buyers. In temperate climates more and more people want to be outside as much as possible. Imagine coming home after a long day. Would you rather bake salmon inside and smell it for hours, or grill outside while the kids play?  Adding an outdoor kitchen will increase the value of your home and improve your quality of life.

2) Entertainment

Entertainment is one of the biggest benefits of an outdoor kitchen. The days of stuffy dinner parties are over. Taking entertaining outside creates an entirely new dynamic. Guests can relax and unwind in fresh air while you prepare a wonderful meal. There is plenty of space to mingle, and if someone spills, it hardly matters!  Add ambient lighting to carry the party from daytime into the evening.

3) Family Time

Family time is a rare commodity these days. Having meals outside provides a chance for everyone to spend time together. Eating outside evokes a special feeling, as it’s a change from the norm. It’s a good way to encourages outdoor activity and avoid the post-dinner couch slump. Involve the whole family in dinner prep, and then kick the soccer ball around while it cooks.

4) Health and Wellness

Grilling has long been heralded as a healthy way to prepare food, using far less oil than other cooking methods. While you may not be sure what additives go into your food at a restaurant, you can control what goes into your meals at home. Often “healthy” restaurant options have more calories than the equivalent made at home. And an outdoor kitchen does more than encourage healthy eating habits. Just being outside for 15 minutes has been proven to boost your mood and reduce anxiety.

5) Form and Function

An outdoor kitchen is functional in a multitude of ways, but with the right designer, it can also be an aesthetically pleasing addition to your home. Not only will it change the way you entertain, but it provides an impressive presence. With customized designs and unique elements, it can be a beautiful and functional space.

Take it Outside

Take advantage of beautiful Texas weather all year long with an outdoor kitchen and living space. Host birthday parties, graduation open houses and family barbeques without stress.  It’s the perfect venue for every event and the best place to end a long day.  The benefits are undeniable!

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