One of the best ways to increase the value of your home is to install an outdoor kitchen. This addition expands the imprint of your home by opening up another great space to entertain. Going further, here are 5 more reasons to invest in an outdoor kitchen:

1. It’s easier to make healthier food.

Grilling food allows a flavor infusion into meats and vegetables without adding excess grease or fat. The high temperature of the grill also allows for quicker cooking time. That means retaining more of the food’s natural flavors and moisture, faster.

2. It’s the best way to make the most of the outdoors.

Everyone needs vitamin D, even people who live in sunny climates. Maximize your family’s time outside and soak up some rays with an outdoor kitchen. It’s also a great way to stay engaged with your kids as they play outside, while allowing you to keep an eye on everyone.

3. It keeps your the cooler during the hottest months.

People get the most use out of their outdoor kitchens in the summer, so you don’t have to crank on the oven or crank up the air conditioning to compensate. Overall, this will save you money, especially if you cook frequently at home. Additionally, cooking outside keeps the smells and mess out of the house. No more lingering fish smell after eating that delicious salmon filet.

4. It’s a host or hostess’ dream.

If you or your family spend any time hosting parties or the impromptu barbecue, your outdoor kitchen will quickly become the centerpiece of the celebration. Also, these outdoor spaces can be utilitarian or lavishly appointed, depending on your style and tastes. An extensive outdoor cooking space is the best way to impress your guests.

5. It extends your home’s living space.

By designing your outdoor kitchen with an overhang or roof, you can easily create a new and inviting space for your family and friends to spend time, regardless of the weather. Add a few plush sitting spaces and maybe a fire pit, and you have an outdoor area that’s welcoming in almost any climate.

At Hive, we strive to create inspiring outdoor spaces and landscapes. Our expert team can transform your home into an oasis you and your family will love. Please contact us today for more information or a free consultation.

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