The interest in outdoor projects was limited during the recent pandemic. But, people now have renewed interest in outdoor living upgrades that are comfortable, practical and life affirming. This is especially true with an outdoor kitchen, food tends to taste better in the fresh air and this is a great way to combine cooking and socializing. In this article, we will look at six outdoor kitchen benefits in more detail, they are:
1. Increasing the Livable Space in Your Home
Let’s face it, most people don’t use their backyard much and this is a huge waste of potential. Indoor kitchens are an evergreen focus of remodeling projects because they add a lot of value and they serve a practical purpose. But, an outdoor kitchen can form the core of an entire entertainment, dining and socializing area.
2. Cooking Outside
When the weather is gorgeous outdoors, why should you have to prepare dinner indoors? A modern outdoor kitchen can have all the usual amenities that you need, including a refrigerator, an ice machine, storage, a dishwasher, cooking surfaces, an oven, counterspace, and much more. As an added bonus, you have ready access to your grill which is something that you certainly could not do indoors. When you cook outdoors the experience is much different, it’s easier to be social and prepare dinner at the same time.
3. Effortless Expansion of Your Summer Menu
When we split our cooking efforts between a kitchen and the grill outside, it’s easy to make mistakes. The grill needs to be outdoors, but we expect to forget things and spend time ferrying herbs, spices, condiments, and more, between the grill and the indoor kitchen. This can interrupt your flow as you’re grilling and with an outdoor kitchen, you get the best of both worlds.
4. Creating a Luxurious Cooking Space
If you have more space and the budget, you can really go all-out and create the ultimate outdoor kitchen and entertaining space. In fact, you can probably do things outdoors that you couldn’t do in your indoor kitchen. The cooking space will need gas, electrical, and water lines and the built-in grill could be large enough to feed large numbers of people. Adding plenty of countertop space makes prep and plating up simple. Every appliance that you need could be within reach and you will have all the storage that you could ever need.
5. Creating an Intimate Outdoor Kitchen
If you have less space, you can still get the outdoor kitchen of your dreams with a little planning. The cooking areas may be more modest, but if you focus on high-quality essentials, such as the grill, a small countertop, a refrigerator, a sink, cabinets, and some useful appliances, you can create a fantastic cooking/entertaining area.
6. More Time Outdoors
We have all been made aware of something that we always understood on a deeper level. When we spend time outdoors, it’s beneficial for our health and an outdoor kitchen is a great way to cook, entertain and get that vital vitamin D at the same time. When we are outdoors we handle stress easily, we feel calmer and our immune system is boosted. Spending face to face time with friends and family outdoors cannot be replicated with a Zoom call or FaceTime. As we move forward, social interaction should be a no brainer and making the most of yard can help you make that happen.
If you’re considering creating an outdoor kitchen, you can explore your options with this collection of ranges, grills, ovens and many other outdoor appliances. Speak to one of our home appliance experts and they can provide a more specialized service.