If you’ve considered adding an outdoor kitchen to your property, it’s likely the size of the investment that is making you reconsider. After all, it can be expensive to add an outdoor cooking area to your property – and a barbeque is more than good enough, surely? Well, there are actually a number of reasons why you may want to go ahead with an outdoor kitchen anyway. It’s almost always worth the investment, no matter how much it costs to build. Here are three reasons why
In a recent survey by Casual Living Magazine, 49% of homeowners said they had already added either an outside cooking area or an outside kitchen to their home. Of the 51% who hadn’t, just under 25% said they planned to do so in the upcoming year. It’s very clear to see that the trend for outdoor living spaces is on the rise.
By investing in an outdoor kitchen, you’ll be showing buyers in the future that you’ve made an effort to make your home more modern. You’ll also position yourself favorably in the real estate market, and it may even make the difference between a buyer choosing your property over another one in the area. Outdoor kitchens are expected to return at least 100% of the cost invested, with some adding as much as 200% of the cost to the real estate price.
Lots of homeowners enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family, but many struggle to do so in an indoor kitchen, especially if their home is on the small side. An outdoor kitchen easily expands the size of your home, and can also be a much better place to socialize. It’s also much cheaper to add an outdoor kitchen to your property than it is to remodel your current indoor one.
In addition, outdoor kitchens are sure to be a people pleaser. There’s not much better than relaxing in the hot summer months outside and enjoying time with your friends. Your social group may like it so much that they’d rather visit you than go out to eat too!
There are lots of articles online that talk about how the outdoors can make you feel happier and rejuvenated, and this also applies to the exterior of your property. Spending time in your outdoor kitchen can help to restore your mental energy, improve your creativity, boost your mood, and even improve your memory and concentration. Isn’t your own health worth investing in? Plus, if you add an outdoor living area to your property too, all of your family will receive these benefits.
While an outdoor kitchen may cost a few thousand dollars to build, the rewards are more than worth it. You won’t just benefit financially when the time comes to sell your property, but you’ll benefit in other ways as well. There’s no reason not to go ahead.
I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.
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