The outdoor kitchen trend is one that’s here to stay. With the addition of an outdoor kitchen you can cook your meals and eat them all the while enjoying the beauty of your backyard. There’s no question that designed landscape spaces add value to your home and an outdoor kitchen is no exception. It’s a design trend that’s going to continue to gain popularity in the years to come.
Every year the American Society of Landscape Architects surveys homeowners about what landscape spaces they value most. Outdoor kitchens have consistently ranked high on the list. That’s because homeowners know that an outdoor kitchen is an investment that provides a tremendous amount of value in return. Everyone loves grilling and dining al-fresco and that experience is made even more enjoyable with the addition of an outdoor kitchen to your outdoor living space.
When it comes to outdoor kitchen ideas, the possibilities are virtually endless. At the most basic level, an outdoor kitchen consists of a grill built into countertops (typically granite as this is the best possible stone for outdoor use). But from there, outdoor kitchens can get as luxurious as an indoor kitchen including everything from cabinetry to running water, refrigeration, and maybe even a dishwasher. Basically, anything that you’d find in an indoor kitchen can be part of an outdoor kitchen—utilizing special, weather-resistant material when needed.
In terms of what to budget for an outdoor kitchen, the price range is vast and dependent upon how many amenities you choose to add. Some outdoor kitchens are even built under a pavilion. An addition such as that will certainly tack money onto the budget. However, having your outdoor kitchen in a covered space will allow you to enjoy it even during inclement weather such as rain or snow. Adding a fire feature, such as an outdoor fireplace, can help keep the space warm so that you can be outside grilling even during the colder months.
If you’re ready to build an outdoor kitchen give us a call at 610-275-2170 or contact us online to find out how we can help. There’s no doubt that adding a kitchen can give you a space to enjoy with family and friends and enhance the overall experience of time spent in your backyard.