Why You Should Build An Outdoor Kitchen? Our Top 9 Reasons

If you have made it this far then you already know the answer to the question “Should I build an outdoor Kitchen” of course, the answer is YES! An outdoor kitchen brings value to your home and allows you to put your own unique spin on outdoor living. With the right crew, you can bring your home from good to great.

Homeowners have always valued the benefits of entertaining, cooking, and dining outdoors. With wonderful friends and neighbors, fresh air, and the sound of nature, most people find that some of the stresses in life disappear….especially when they have an outdoor kitchen in the backyard of their home.

A few years back, outdoor cooking meant a small grill with hardly any working area. This meant a lot of trips to and from the house, a worn out picnic table, and usually a lot of inconveniences.

At present, people are doing their best to claim their yard as an extension of the comforts of their home. Makers of outdoor items have responded with a tremendous supply of products. Good examples are large entertaining areas, outdoor pizza ovens, big grills that make cooking easier, and cabinets and sinks designed specifically for the outdoors.

Overhauling your outdoor living space requires serious consideration. At Summer Breeze Outdoor Kitchens, we’re here to help you every step of the way. The finished product will be well worth the time, money, and effort invested.

There are a lot of great reasons why you should have an outdoor kitchen crafted by us for your home. Here are a few of the many benefits of an amazing outdoor kitchen:

1. It’s A Great Way To Entertain

Taking your entertainment space outdoors is continuing to increase in popularity. Most people enjoy outdoor settings and find that there is nothing more relaxing than sitting in the shade on a sunny day with a cold drink in hand.

At Summer Breeze, we can design your outdoor kitchen in a way that encourages your guests to gather around, enjoy the great outdoors, and socialize while you do the prepping and cooking all in the same place.

2. Enhance Your Living And Entertaining Spaces

Perhaps one of the best benefits of an outdoor kitchen is its ability to expand the size of your living and entertaining space. It can be handy if you don’t have a lot of sitting or standing room in your home. Unless expressly designed for entertaining, houses tend to be split up, meaning the kitchen is in one area, the living room in another, and even the dining room might be separated. While tearing down walls and remodelling your home is always an option, a less expensive and more modern way of maximizing your space is to build an outdoor kitchen.

Transitioning the indoors to the outdoors repurposes the space you already have. Perhaps you already have seating and an outdoor grill, but why stop there? Let Summer Breeze enhance your space with countertops, cabinets, appliances, and even a sink to make a fully functioning kitchen and bar. Your outdoor space will become a bonus room that has all the comforts of home in your backyard.

3. Improved Quality of Life and Making Eating Healthy Easier

Entertaining outdoors gives you the opportunity to breathe fresh air and spend time in nature. Studies have shown that time outdoors with family and friends reduces stress and improves life quality.

Above all else, outdoor kitchens are built for grilling. The great thing about grilled food is that it is remarkably healthy. Grilled food tastes great and is better for you than almost any other kind of food. Having an outdoor kitchen even makes this grilled food taste better. Grills cook at higher heats than a standard indoor stovetop, which helps food to retain its texture and flavor. The effect is that you will be able to relish the taste of your meal.

Eating at home in your outdoor kitchen gives you total control of what goes into your food. Having control over your food is especially important if you have special dietary requirements and have to avoid certain kinds of food. Restaurants tend to add a lot of extra ‘stuff’ to their food, like butter and salt. This is another reason that cooking and eating at home is healthier overall. Grill with marinades and rubs to get great tasting food with fewer calories.

4. Increases the Resale Value of Your Home

Looking to add some extra value to your home? One of the best decisions you could make would be to create an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens offer one of the best returns on investment when it comes to home improvement projects. Studies have shown that homes with outdoor kitchens sell up to 30 per higher than expected. If you’re concerned about whether you’ll get back your investment for your outdoor kitchen, don’t be. According to experts, outdoor kitchens return between 100% and 200% of the costs upon selling.

If you build an outdoor kitchen out of good quality materials then you’ll get years of enjoyment and use out of it. You’ll love showing off your outdoor kitchen to friends and family as well as prospective home buyers. Even if you have no intention to sell right now, the long life of an outdoor kitchen designed by Summer Breeze means it will be ready to impress potential buyers whenever you need it to be.

5. Lower Energy Bills

If you’ve ever preheated your oven in July, you know it’s nearly impossible not to overheat your kitchen. You end up cranking up the AC. Cooking indoors in the kitchen can drive your energy bills through the roof, even if it only kicks up the thermostat a couple of degrees. And living in Charleston, SC, with our temperate climate, means this is almost a year round concern.

One of the benefits of an outdoor kitchen includes not overheating closed spaces. The heat from your grill quickly disperses outdoors, and shade and a light breeze are usually enough to keep your guests cool. You also have the added energy savings of keeping your indoor oven off.

Cooking outside in an outdoor kitchen built by Summer Breeze will lower energy usage in your house and save you money.

6. Saves Money on Take Outs and Restaurants

You’ll never be tempted again to spend money at an expensive steakhouse once you’ve mastered your grilling skills in your outdoor kitchen.

Eating out is a real drain on your wallet. Many people can end up eating out almost every day of the week without realizing it. The more you eat in your yard the more money you stand to save. Think of it this way: every meal eaten at home is extra money in your pocket. Not only will you be able to create savory meals for a fraction of the cost, but with an outdoor kitchen you’ll be able to enjoy an atmosphere not matched at most restaurants.

7. Keeping Food Smells Outside

When you cook indoors, you run the risk of odors lingering for days in your house or on furniture and clothing. Although the smell of food cooking increases our appetite and adds to the dining experience, some foods (like garlic, fish, broccoli, and even certain spices) tend to stick around longer than we’d like. Thankfully, your outdoor kitchen will let those strong scents drift away as you cook and will keep your house smelling fresh.

8. Customizability, Versatility, and Space to Create Your Dream Kitchen

The chances that the house you bought came with your dream kitchen are very low. Even if you designed and built your own home, it might not have been in your budget at the time to create the kitchen you always dreamed about.

Summer Breeze will give you the chance to customize and create an amazing kitchen space without the limitations an indoor space has.

For example, you can choose your grill, countertops, layout, and appliances to add to your unique layout. Some popular options that Summer Breeze Outdoor Kitchens can help you with:

  • An outdoor bar with built-in beverage bins and ice makers
  • Refrigerator
  • Two-Sided Griddle
  • Side Burners
  • Warming Drawers
  • Smokers
  • Firepits
  • Serving Stations
  • Fully Stocked Cabinets 
  • Sink
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Custom Seating Area
  • Outdoor Rated TVs

We want your outdoor kitchen to reflect your style and personality, just like your home’s interior does. Customizing your outdoor kitchen with little details like backsplash, outdoor pillows, and mood lighting puts your imprint on the space.

9. Create the Ultimate Home Tailgating Experience

Nothing says tailgating like BBQ. But for many, hanging out in a crowded parking lot can be less than appealing. Instead, why not create the ultimate tailgate experience right in your backyard?

Your outdoor kitchen is a great place to spend time with friends and fellow fans with all the perks of being at home. Home tailgating is ideal because you can:

  • Record a game and watch it any time
  • Pause and take advantage of instant replays
  • Avoid using public restrooms or porta potties
  • Skip paying the babysitter and let your kids in on the fun
  • Enjoy gourmet food without having to pack ice chests full of ingredients
  • Enjoy all your favorite beverages without having to pack ice chests full of drinks
  • Skip the travelling and traffic jams

Final Thoughts

We only scratched the surface on the benefits of adding an outdoor kitchen to your home. By investing in a fully stocked outdoor kitchen, you will add value to your home and have the opportunity to enjoy wonderful times outdoors with your friends and family.

Outdoor cooking no longer refers to a single grill or the deck. It’s more than grilling a few burgers or roasting some hot dogs. Modern outdoor kitchens allow you to create a special place for your guests, cook gourmet meals, serve signature cocktails, and create memories.

Now It’s Your Turn! Call Summer Breeze Outdoor Kitchens in Charleston, SC, and change your life forever.

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