What is one of your favorite activities while on vacation or a weekend getaway? For many of us, it is eating outdoors. Whether you are camping at a state park or renting an oceanfront beach house, it is a great pleasure to cook, serve, and enjoy a meal outside. With the rising trend of residential outdoor kitchens, residents of Northeast Ohio can now enjoy cooking and dining outdoors at their own home. Why is this trend growing in popularity? An outdoor kitchen:
Maximizes use and enjoyment of your outdoor landscape. If you do not have an adequate outdoor entertaining space, most of your parties and gatherings will be forced indoors. With the addition of an outdoor kitchen, you can prepare meals and host get-togethers outdoors from early spring to late fall. An outdoor kitchen encompasses the features of an interior kitchen: designated spaces for food preparation and dining, as well as a full or partial roof to protect you from inclement weather.
Adds a focal point to your overall landscape design. If you are considering a complete redesign of your landscape, an outdoor kitchen can serve as the heart of a new patio. A professional landscaping design company like Exscape Designs will ensure that the aesthetics of your new outdoor kitchen extends the existing exterior features and design style of your home.
Allows easier preparation and cleanup. There’s nothing more annoying while hosting a party than running to and from your back deck or patio, carrying platters of food or transferring items from the indoor refrigerator to the outdoor grill. An outdoor kitchen allows for seamless entertaining. With a built-in refrigerator and sink, you can prepare your entire meal outdoors, from start to finish. No more running back and forth!
Offers a great return on investment. When you make the decision to add an outdoor kitchen to your landscape design, you are making a long-term investment in your home. This investment will offer many years of value and function, as your new kitchen will be the outdoor heart of your home for decades to come.
These are just a few of the many reasons we love outdoor kitchens. If you are interested in adding a gorgeous, functional outdoor kitchen to your home, give our talented design team a call. We look forward to working with you!