In today’s confusing housing market, there are few consistencies. One, however, is that backyard kitchens are rising in popularity and are gaining traction in the eyes of buyers. There is a multitude of reasons why the backyard kitchen has caught attention in the real estate and home design space.
Let’s dive into why we think the outdoor kitchen’s popularity is on the rise in modern homes:
Why Backyard Kitchens are Rising in Popularity
We’ve seen a subtle trend in kitchen remodels and that is to build outside. In the past, we’ve seen these sort of trends vastly increase the resale value of any home (think basement ‘man caves’ or backyard decks).
Not only will it increase resale value, but it will make the interior of your home a lot bigger. If you don’t need to reserve space for an indoor kitchen, you could theoretically add a room to your property’s blueprints.
Plus, backyard kitchens tend to be much larger than indoor kitchens because of the surplus of available real estate to work with.
More Time Outside
Kitchens have long been the most visited part of any place. Whether it’s while preparing food or as an unplanned gathering space, people like to hang out in the kitchen.
All the while, it is well understood that we, as humans, need to spend more time outside. Studies show time spent outside leads to greater well-being. Therefore, it only makes sense to convert the place in our home where we spend the most time into an outdoor space.
Not only that, but it will lead to better family bonding. The outdoor kitchen has become an experience in itself. One that families have begun to grow fond of.
This is a no-brainer: Building a backyard kitchen is much easier on the wallet than extending the interior. Especially if your backyard already has a screened-in patio. Are you considering a kitchen makeover? Maybe an outdoor kitchen could be for you.
Additionally, you could save on electricity as the air conditioner doesn’t have to compete with the heat from the stove to back to a cool temperature.
Why It’s a Good Idea to Add a Backyard Kitchen to Your Home
As you can gather from the benefits we have highlighted above, building an outdoor kitchen will work greatly to your advantage as a homeowner. We highly recommend consulting with professionals who have experience in building backyard kitchens and who understand the latest trends.
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