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Thanks to the amazing weather we enjoy in Broward County and surrounding areas, outside kitchens make food preparation infinitely more fun and can be shared with a large group of guests. Plus, you’ll keep your home free of odors and smoke.
Whichever design you decide on, the basic elements are a sink (for food preparation and washing up afterwards), cupboards to store all the kitchenware, a fridge to keep drinks cold and, of course, a barbecue, griddle or even an oven, depending on what you like to prepare.
Furthermore, the great advantage of enjoying an outdoor kitchen is to have everything at hand and to be able to leave it away when it is not needed.
Homes with outside kitchens sell for nearly 30 percent more than homes without them. Of all the homes nationwide that have sold in recent years, these outdoor kitchen features, amenities and design styles have had the greatest impact on selling price.
We estimate that outdoor kitchens nationwide return 100% to 200% of the cost of the renovation. It is important to keep in mind that with any home improvement, the ROI formula works, as the design and construction of a kitchen is proportional to the value and location of the home.
Eating out can be expensive. However, if you have an outdoor entertaining space with a dining area and kitchen, you are less likely to go to a restaurant to eat, which will save you money.
Plus, with a well-equipped outdoor kitchen, the preparation, cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking and general outdoor entertaining is centralized along with all the necessary elements to make everything run smoothly. There is no need to carry appliances back and forth, which complicates cooking.
Once the electrical installation is set up and the cooking is done outdoors, it is no longer necessary to use extractors or air conditioners. These take care of removing the odor and smoke from the interior spaces, something that is not necessary in your patio, for example.
In general, these appliances have a high electrical consumption, so cooking outside translates into energy savings.
By not having to limit yourself to grilling and barbecuing because you don’t have to worry about odors and smoke buildup. Having an outdoor kitchen promotes healthy eating. That’s right, you’ll be able to grill recipes more often. This reduces the use of oils and fats, which means fewer calories.
In fact, studies indicate that grilling on a grill reduces saturated fat consumption because the food is cooked in its own fat. This helps maintain better cardiovascular health.
One of the advantages of open decor is that it enhances the experience of sharing family time. The lack of division of space avoids the interruptions that can occur when one loved one is in one place and the others are in another.
This way, even when someone is immersed in some of the preparations for the celebration, they maintain direct contact with others. It is not only the time around the table that is important, but also the time beforehand that gives rise to different anecdotes and conversations.
Outside kitchens are perfect spaces for your guests and family. When food is grilled on the patio, guests can gather around the barbecue grill and socialize. Relax as everything is being prepared.
You can increase the comfort of your guests by adding patio heaters, outdoor sofas, strings of lights and ambient music.
There’s no need to add a room with walls and a roof. If you have a patio, you’re ready to bring in appliances and have the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. In the outdoor kitchen area, you and your family members can celebrate birthdays, parties or just enjoy the outdoors.
Exterior areas are good for mental health. Fresh air and exposure to sunshine have been scientifically proven to improve your mood and reduce anxiety.
People who cook outdoors get more of these benefits and, therefore, get a good boost to their mental health.
When you think of an exterior cooking station, you may imagine a big financial commitment. But you can save dollars by adding an outside kitchen area to an existing patio or balcony. It doesn’t even take that much room.
A standard-size grill and eating area can take up as little as 50 square feet. A more sophisticated outdoor kitchen can require hundreds of square feet of space. If the kitchen you want is small, you can get things done with a modest budget investment.
Spending time outside gives you the chance to participate in activities that benefit your body. Your family can prepare meals at the open-air pavilion and kitchen. And your guests enjoy the green spaces while they play sports and swim in the pool.