Spring is upon us in Maryland, and families are looking for another reason to spend time together outside. What better way to unplug and reconnect with your loved ones than creating a fantastic outdoor kitchen? Recently, outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners because of their advantages. Here are a few key benefits of installing an outdoor kitchen on your property.
Increases Your Home’s Value
A great benefit of having an outdoor kitchen is that it adds value to your home. Homes with an outdoor patio, specifically those with a kitchen, have a higher return on investment rate than other homes without these features. Also, outdoor kitchens tend to include stainless steel appliances. Stainless steel withstands tough weather and is known for its long-lasting quality. In addition, this type of material is easy to clean, making your outdoor kitchen that much more desirable.
Makes Cooking Fun and Convenient
An outdoor kitchen allows for more people to help prepare food, mix drinks, grill, and clean. Depending on the layout of the outdoor kitchen, it allows for more space than an indoor kitchen. Additionally, by placing a refrigerator, ice maker, or drink cooler in the kitchen, guests are invited to help themselves without disrupting the cook. If you are cooking foods with strong odors, you can let them disperse outside rather than within your indoor kitchen, spreading through the rest of the home. When cooking outside, any spills only require a quick hose down versus a big mess on your indoor floor, leading to a slip and fall hazard.
Expands Your Living Space
Outdoor kitchen designs successfully transition the indoors to the outdoors and use previously unused outdoor space or repurpose it. Many people just install a grill or barbeque island, but an outdoor kitchen can include other cooking appliances such as a flat-top grill or a smoker. Besides expanding your cooking space, adding an outdoor kitchen also expands your living space. Having an extended area for people to gather for celebrations can be very beneficial.
Saves Money on Utility Bills
An outdoor kitchen can help save you money in a variety of ways. For example, an outdoor kitchen enables you to save money on utilities. You have to crank up the air conditioner to keep your house cool when you cook inside due to the quick temperature change. However, if you are cooking outdoors, you will save money on energy bills.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416