As of late, one of the most popular home renovations in Perth is the outdoor kitchen. So, why are outdoor kitchens so popular? Let’s look at a few reasons why so many people in Perth are adding outdoor kitchens to their homes.
Restaurant Meals Without Going Out
We love our food in Australia and one of the best ways to cook great food is to have great equipment. Restaurants have long had the advantage of having equipment like grills, smokers and even stone pizza ovens. In your indoor kitchen, it would be impossible to have heavy duty equipment because there is no way to provide adequate ventilation.
With an outdoor kitchen, your possibilities are endless because ventilation is provided by nature. We can build a great outdoor kitchen with a roof, a floor and maybe one side wall. This allows all of the heat and smoke to escape where the other two walls would be. You are outdoors, but have a full roof over your head. It is truly the best of both worlds.
Imagine what you could do with a smoker, a stone pizza oven or a restaurant-style grill. How about all three? Imagine having 20 people over for charcoal grilled steaks and cooking them all at the same time on professional equipment. With an outdoor kitchen, you can have all of this while the heat and smoke stay outside.
Alfresco Living Adds Space
When you build an outdoor kitchen or any alfresco living area, you are adding space to your house without the expense of adding on or extending indoors. You don’t have to heat and cool the extra living space, either. If you configure your outdoor kitchen correctly, there is plenty of room for more patio space, tables and chairs.
It’s like having an extra room but without nearly as much expense.
Adds to Resale Value
Whether you are getting your home ready to sell now or plan to keep it until you need to upsize or downsize, adding an outdoor kitchen increases the resale value of your home. It is literally the least expensive way to add the most value to a home for resale.
Whether you are going to sell in three months or thirty years, your home is going to command more money in the marketplace with an outdoor kitchen, especially if you choose equipment that people really want to own.
Enhances Your Current Lifestyle
Whether or not you ever need the enhanced resale value, the most important benefit to having an outdoor kitchen is that it enhances your current lifestyle. An outdoor kitchen not only allows you a lot more flexibility to enjoy great food, it can also make your home an “entertainment hub” for your family, friends and or neighbourhood. Whether you like to entertain a lot of people or just have a few friends over on the weekends, an outdoor kitchen is going to give you the ability to provide a great place for your friends, family and neighbours.
You can start as small as a high-end BBQ and go from there, with equipment such as the aforementioned pizza oven, smoker or restaurant quality grill. We have also built outdoor kitchens with cabinetry, flat screen TV’s, beverage coolers, sinks and even dishwashers.
An outdoor kitchen can help you live a healthy lifestyle. Cooking meat on a BBQ or high-end restaurant char-grill allows a lot of the fat to drip out of the meat, but without sacrificing texture or taste. Being outdoors in the daytime gets you plenty of Vitamin D, too.
An outdoor kitchen saves you a lot of money on cooling costs. Cooking in the kitchen produces heat and makes the air conditioner work harder in the summertime. Cooking a majority of meals in an outdoor kitchen can save you a lot of money by the end of the year. It also saves you a lot of money on restaurant meals. Why go to a restaurant when you can get restaurant quality meals at home on professional equipment?
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