Outdoor kitchens are growing in popularity, and we’re on board with this new trend. These spaces add extra beauty and functionality to the exterior of your home, and they are especially helpful in warmer climates where people spend time outside all year. However, no matter what the climate is like where you live, these kitchens can be a good investment. Read on to find out everything you need to know about outdoor kitchens.
How Much Do Outdoor Kitchens Cost?
As with anything, price varies based on the accessories you choose and how big of a space you’re working with. On average, homeowners spend $13,000 dollars on this exterior feature. However, the price will change based on your needs and budget. At Prime Remodeling, we can help you plan your outdoor kitchen to fit your price range while still having all of your desired features.
You’ll need to obtain building permits when you start an outdoor kitchen project. Because your kitchen will have a sink and stovetop/grill, you’ll also likely need an inspection. You should check with your local government first before planning your kitchen. Additionally, if you have an HOA, you’ll need to make sure this organization doesn’t have any restrictions that would prevent you from building. Only once you’re sure outdoor kitchens are permitted in your neighborhood should you contact a contractor.
5 Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens
1. Keep Bad Smells Outside
Many of us associate cooking with delightful aromas. Chocolate chip cookies smell amazing when baking in the oven. Tomato sauce sends out herby, warm scents while it simmers on the stove. Almost everyone can call to mind what their favorite meal smells like when it’s being prepared. However, not every food leaves behind good odors. Some do the opposite. Seafood, for instance, often leaves an unpleasant odor behind long after you’ve eaten it. When you cook outside, you solve this problem. Once your outdoor kitchen is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy seafood without having to break out the scented candles after dinner. That’s like having your cake and eating it too!
2. Increased Energy-Efficiency
When you cook indoors during the summer, you’re adding more heat to the environment. That means the air conditioning unit has to work overtime to keep everything cool, resulting in higher utility bills. If you cook outside during the summer more, you’ll save energy and money.
3. Higher Resale Value
Almost all home improvement projects add resale value to your home when done correctly. An outdoor kitchen is no exception. When you have extra accessories, you’ll likely get higher offers on your home once it’s time to sell.
4. Great Party Space
An outdoor kitchen with a patio makes a great place for entertaining guests. During the warmer months, your home will become a hotspot for friends and family who won’t be able to get enough of your beautiful outdoor kitchen. Before you know it, your home will be known in the neighborhood as the party house.
5. Encourage More Outdoor Time
Being outside is good for your physical and mental health. Fresh air can boost your mood and make you feel better overall. When you have an outdoor kitchen, you’ll have an excuse to spend more time outside of your house.
Get Your Outdoor Kitchen Today!
Prime Remodeling’s team of professionals has more than twenty years of combined experience. We’re more than qualified to add an outdoor kitchen to your home, and we operate with high standards. We guarantee that the results of your project will exceed expectations. So what are you waiting for? Call Prime Remodeling today and upgrade your outdoor space!