Good For Entertaining
The first reason to get an outdoor kitchen is to give yourself a new space to entertain guests! With an outdoor kitchen, you can bring the party outside! Not to mention the extra cooking space you’ll have when you need to prepare a lot of food to feed everyone. Some outdoor kitchens are built with a seating area as well, which gives your guests more room to spread out and enjoy their food. Outdoor kitchens are also great conversation starters because not everyone has a second kitchen in their backyard!
Expand Your Living Space
By building yourself an outdoor kitchen, you gain that much more living space! An outdoor kitchen can be more than just a grill or oven. You can include an island, a dining area, a patio, or even an attached firepit! When the weather’s nice, it can be boring to stay indoors. An outdoor kitchen gives you the freedom to enjoy nature without having to lug around chairs, sit on the ground, or clean off a picnic table. If you often host holidays or parties at your home, an outdoor kitchen will be a lifesaver. You can cook (or bake) twice as many dishes than you can now! You also have an entire kitchen space for prep so that the messiest parts of making a meal stay outside. The stone countertops of outdoor kitchens are easy to clean, and a little more mess is acceptable since you’re outside. If you wish you had more living space in your home but aren’t ready to move, consider adding an outdoor kitchen. We assure you that it will make a world of difference.
Increase Your Home Value
Would you be willing to spend more money on a home that has an outdoor kitchen? The large majority of homebuyers would! What’s not to love? You can host the best cookouts and impress your new neighbors with your culinary skills. When you decide to install an outdoor kitchen, you can think of it as a long-term investment. It will last for many years to come, and if you decide to sell, it will add to your home’s value. As we said earlier, an outdoor kitchen isn’t commonplace for most properties, so a listing with pictures of your gorgeous extra living space will catch the attention of buyers without a doubt. We don’t see outdoor kitchens becoming a regular thing anytime soon, so building one on your property will give you an edge over other sellers. Be warned though, once you get to experience the greatness of an outdoor kitchen, a house without one just won’t do.
It Gets You Outside
If you’re like most people, you spend the large majority of your day inside at a desk for work or school. We’re always told to spend time outside, but it isn’t always easy. An outdoor kitchen will encourage the whole family to spend more time outdoors! You can cook outside and enjoy your meal outside as a family. This is perfect for extremely busy households who only take a few minutes to sit down for dinner before running off to the next thing. An outdoor kitchen lets you get your daily dose of Vitamin D without changing your schedule in the slightest. If you ask us, that’s a win-win situation.
Keep Smells and Heat Outside
Last but not least, outdoor kitchens are great for keeping smells outside. Everyone loves the smell of barbecue, but it can get stuck in your house for days and that’s a bit too long. By cooking outside in your kitchen, the smell doesn’t get in. You can even keep food prep smells out of your home such as onions and fish! Prepare the dish outside, cover it, and place it in your oven without any smell escaping. As a bonus, an outdoor kitchen will keep your home cooler in the summer months. When it’s really hot outside, the last thing you want to do is turn the oven on. With an outdoor kitchen, you don’t need to worry! The grill (or oven if you have one) won’t heat up your home. Since the extra heat stays out, your electricity bill won’t be sky high due to the AC trying desperately to cool your house back down.
Have you been convinced to get an outdoor kitchen in your home? They’re wonderful investments for all of the discussed reasons and more! If you’re ready to get building, call Planet Stone at (818) 860-7142 to talk to the team. We’ll help you pick out the perfect stone countertops, backsplashes, firepits, and more! Check out our website to browse some of our selection, or stop in at our showroom for personalized help. We hope to see you soon!