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Designing an Outdoor Kitchen: Where To Start?
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Designing an Outdoor Kitchen: Where To Start?

Did you know that, according to, the US demand for equipment for outdoor kitchens is expected to increase 6.2% annually? Additionally, the value of this market is expected to be $735 million by the year 2022.


If you’re considering joining the many Americans interested in an outdoor kitchen, you might not be sure yet about this decision. After all, how can you decide if it’s right for your home?

If you don’t have the right information, this can be a stressful decision to make it.

Fortunately, in this article, we’ll show you how you can add an outdoor kitchen for your family’s enjoyment and to increase the value of your home.

Finally, you can add the outdoor kitchen of your dreams to your home while making your home more valuable. Read on to learn more.

More Family Enjoyment With an Outdoor Kitchen

When it comes to home improvement ideas, building an outdoor kitchen is one of the best out there. There’s a lot of ways your family can enjoy this addition, including expanding the living space; it’s perfect for entertaining, cooking is easier, and more.

Expanding the Living Space

When adding an outdoor kitchen, you’re expanding your living space. While some people will only have a barbecue island or grill in this area, you can add outdoor appliances to make this a full space of its own. These appliances include a smoker, flat-top grill, or pizza oven.

You can also add cabinets, a fridge, an outdoor sink, a hidden trash area, a mobile beverage cart, an ice machine, and even a dishwasher to make this a fully usable kitchen space.

As a result, you can have an entire second kitchen, which will make it easy for you to prep and plan an entire meal in your outdoor kitchen area.

If you add an outdoor entertainment or relaxation area next to the outdoor kitchen, it will be easy for you and your family to enjoy the food you prepare in your outdoor kitchen right next to it, relaxing at a table or on loungers.

Perfect for Entertaining

Whether you want an entertainment space where you can enjoy long meals with your family and friends or you want to enjoy games outdoors or by the poolside, an outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining. You can enjoy open-air dining, as well as prep your food, and have drinks before the meal is ready.

You can design your outdoor kitchen so it has an open layout, making it possible for guests to lean against a kitchen island while watching you prepare food and drinks.

This is an added benefit because you’ll be able to entertain your guests even when you’re preparing the fine dining you’re going to serve them.

Cooking Is Easier

In an indoor kitchen, it can start to feel a bit crowded once a lot of people are doing food prep and cooking different parts of the meal. When you have an outdoor kitchen, you have a lot more space, which makes cooking much easier.

You’ll have more room not only for prepping and cooking the food but also for grilling and cleaning the space after the food has all been prepared.

Additionally, if you have a wine cooler, ice machine, or refrigerator outside, people helping you out can reach those areas without getting in your way while you’re cooking.

Food that’s complicated to prepare inside is also easier to prepare outside. For example, if your food has a strong odor when you cook, it won’t fill up the interior of your home.

Also, if you’re producing a lot of smoke, cooking outside will make it possible for you to create as much smoke as is needed without setting off a fire alarm or making your home smoky the way you would cooking indoors.

You Can Save On Paying Bills

In the summertime, you spend a lot of money when you’re inside with the AC cranked up. If you have an outdoor kitchen, then you’ll be spending more time outside, enjoying cool drinks, and maybe even swimming in your pool before lunch or dinnertime comes around.

For this reason, you can save on the bills you’d otherwise pay for having your AC turned on for hours at a time.

You Can Cook Quality Food (And Save On Dining Out)

Finally, one of the best things about designing an outdoor kitchen is that you can cook high-quality food you prepare. You can use the freshest of ingredients and add seasonings how you prefer it, enjoying food that’s healthier and more delicious than what you eat when you go out.

You’ll also save money since this is a cheaper alternative to the higher costs of paying for a meal when you’re dining out.

Increases Your Home’s Value

Additionally, having an indoor kitchen increases your home’s value. In fact, according to Zillow, listings that had an outdoor kitchen sold for an amount that was 4.5% more than comparable homes that didn’t have an outdoor kitchen.

Considering the fact that there are many reasons to enjoy your outdoor kitchen already, this is yet another reason to create an outdoor kitchen for your home.

Need More Information?

Now that you’ve learned about the benefits of designing an outdoor kitchen, you might need additional information. Maybe you want help deciding what furniture to include or you want assistance designing the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.

Whatever information you need, we can help. At Bells Remodeling, we’re experts when it comes to outdoor kitchen design and other remodeling projects.

We also offer remodeling services. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us now.

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