Let’s face it, eating outdoors certainly sharpens the appetite, and most people enjoy socializing at a cookout. Entertaining at home is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the current global situation, and many people are discovering that their grill isn’t up to the task. For this reason, it’s a great idea to upgrade your backyard and turn it into an outdoor entertainment area. The BBQ will be the central focal point for cooking, mingling, and eating for any party or social gathering in your new backyard. In this article, we will examine the five key benefits of installing a new backyard grill at your home.
- Expanding Your Living Area
If you enjoy entertaining at your home all year round, a backyard BBQ grill makes perfect sense. If your gatherings are restricted to indoor spaces, you may soon run out of room for your guests. This is especially true if you have a smaller home that can seriously limit the size of your parties. But, if you renovate your backyard and install a grill, you can open up your home to the outdoors and create far more entertaining space. This doesn’t need to be restricted to the summer, and you can extend the entertaining season by adding a few patio heaters and a fire pit to complement your new grill.
2. Increasing Your Home’s Value
Everyone loves the idea of entertaining outdoors, it’s a lot of fun, and it can add a great deal of value to your home. In 2016 statistics showed that $1.47 billion worth of BBQ grills were sold in the USA compare to $1.21 billion in 2009. Around 64% of these were gas powered grills, and this trend is set to continue. Installing a new gas BBQ grill in your new backyard entertainment area is sure to add to the curb appeal and boost the value of your home.
3. Reducing Utility Bills
When you cook outdoors during the hotter summer months, you can save money on your utility bills. Every time you cook indoors, the temperature in the home can be raised by at least a couple of degrees. The air conditioning system needs to compensate for this temperature variance by working harder, and this drives up the energy bills. This may seem insignificant, but it adds up over time to a substantial amount.
4. Save Money on Eating Out
A new backyard entertainment area may seem like a high cost luxury, but you can save money on eating out. Let’s face it, when you have a great outdoor space for eating and entertaining, you’re more likely to stay at home and invite people over. This is a more social and casual activity, and it will save a significant amount over the medium to long term. In fact, the outdoor entertainment area will eventually pay for itself with the savings that you can make.
5. A Healthier Eating Experience
When you grill rather than fry your food, you can see the fat that drips off the meat when cooking. Eating that fat would contribute to weight gain, increase cholesterol, and encourage poor eating habits. So, eating grilled food is far healthier, and the cooking smells are kept outdoors. Although cooking food can smell great, it can quickly become a stale odor after the meal is finished, and this is circulated throughout the home via the ducts.
As you can see, there are a lot of great reasons to install a backyard BBQ grill in your home. If you entertain regularly, pay close attention to the size of grill that you need to feed larger groups of people. If you only have a smaller circle of friends and family go with a smaller grill, but make sure you have a warming rack if you want to serve food to everyone at the same time.
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