In the Mediterranean, it is widespread for families to be cooking outdoors. This style of cooking has become a trendy thing to do in the United States. Homeowners are embracing the joys of using an outdoor kitchen in their backyards during the warmer summer months. Whether you’re building a new house, or adding to space you have, creating a place to cook outdoors could be an excellent investment to make.
Great for Entertaining
A benefit of having an outdoor kitchen is that they’re perfect for backyard entertaining. When food is grilled out on the patio, your guests can hangout around the grill and socialize as the meal is being prepared. It tends to get crowded in an indoor kitchen when everyone hangs out with whoever is cooking, but outside there’s much more open space and fresh air. You can add some comfort for your guests by adding patio heaters, outdoor seating, lighting, and more personal touches.
Increases Value of Your Home
Home buyers are always looking for unique and useful additions to homes. Having an outdoor kitchen can attract buyers when you are looking to sell – especially if they were looking to add one to whatever home they ended up purchasing. Having this already in place can drive up the selling price for convenience and looks.
Save on Utility Bills
When you’re grilling outside during the summer, your air conditioner doesn’t have to be blasting. When you cook any food in your inside-kitchen, the temperature in your home tends to go up several degrees. When you are cooking outside, you’ll save on energy consumption since you won’t have to turn up the AC as often.
Keeps Cooking Smells Outdoors
Some foods smell great while they’re cooking, while others couldn’t smell worse. When you cook, especially strong-smelling meals such as fish or deep-fried foods, those smells can linger around your house for days. When you cook those same foods outside, your house stays smelling fresh.
Expanding Your Living Space
Incorporating the space you already have on your back porch into a kitchen is a smart move. This can open up your living space to make it seem bigger and newer. In the outdoor cooking area, you and your family members can have celebrations or just enjoy the great outdoors.
Improves the Taste of Food
Not only does grilling enhance the taste of food, but this cooking technique is better for staying healthy. Fat drips off of meats when they’re grilled, so the result will be healthier and contain few calories from fat.
Save Money on Restaurant Meals
When you have your little patio cooking and dining area in your backyard, there are fewer reasons to want to go to a restaurant for meals. Eating out at restaurants can drain your wallet pretty quickly, especially if you go out to eat regularly. When you opt to dine at home rather than go out, you save some money.
Contact New England Hearth & Home for all of your outdoor kitchen needs! Give us a call at 781-562-0071 or fill out our contact form.