Outdoor living is an admittedly broad term. It can encompass everything from sport to lounging on the deck. But one thing it almost always ends up including, being that we’re human after all, is food. One big reason we spend so much time eating indoors in simply the convenience of it. We cook in indoor kitchens, and it makes sense to eat nearby indoors as well.
The latest homes though are starting to encourage outdoor living by including outdoor kitchens. Complete with cooking surfaces and counter space, the outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming the focal point of cookouts. As opposed to the grill, the outdoor kitchen is actually installed into brick and mortar, providing protection from the elements and making it a permanent upgrade for the home. In many cases, the utility of the kitchen is only matched by its outward appearance. Outdoor kitchens look great, and make it easy for homeowners to justify having one installed, especially when it comes time to sell the home.
From the small to the grandiose, outdoor kitchens are becoming a part of what today’s homebuyers are seeking. Since most homes aren’t built with Outdoor Kitchens installed to begin with, having one shows that a homeowner has put care and attention into maintaining and improving their property. In this way, an outdoor kitchen that was installed after the home was built can be a signal that the property is in good condition (of course, that’s not a guarantee). But more importantly, it gives the new homebuyers a space to fully use outside – wether having friends over to visit, or simply enjoying an evening on the patio with the family.
Having the spaces to prepare, cook and serve food, are factors that make any place livable. An outdoor kitchen essentially enables homeowners to turn an outdoor space into an outdoor living space – and to do it in style!