It’s safe to say that summertime is here…well, almost here! Before the temperatures reach an all-time high, it is time to get to work outside on home improvement projects you’ve been waiting to cross off your to-do list!
When you hear the word, “summer,” what do you think of? For us, summertime and spending time outdoors go hand in hand! We immediately get a sense of nostalgia and an urge to be outside, hanging out by the pool, and barbecuing in the backyard with friends. After all, isn’t that what summer is all about?
Before the summer party planning begins, we want you to make sure your outdoor hangout spot is equipped with the latest appliances and design trends to make hosting events easier and more enjoyable. But you might be wondering, why add an outdoor entertainment area to your home? We will tell you a few secrets…not only is it enjoyable, but also very beneficial!
Increase Property Value
Upgrading your home with the newest features and appliances inclusive of the latest technology will improve your home’s value and equity. Even if you may not consider selling your home in the near future, adding unique selling elements, such as an outdoor kitchen, will help your home stay in trend with the times, which will always help you in the long run.
Make Entertainment Easier
Let’s be honest, hosting is fun, but the clean up afterwards is not.
Adding an outdoor kitchen area to host friends and family gatherings is the perfect way to keep the mess outdoors and maintain the cleanliness indoors! Bring your home’s interior design to life outside with hip and trendy design pieces, such as porcelain countertops. These surfaces are a perfect addition to an outdoor entertainment space, because they are able to reflect your personal style and maintain the look and feel you prefer, while also surviving in the harsh environment and extreme weather conditions.
Saves on Utility Bills
Once you’ve decided to invest in a proper outdoor kitchen, you will find yourself utilizing this dreamy space every chance you can get! The plus of it all? Saving money!
Indoor cooking such as baking, roasting, broiling, etc. creates a lot of warmth in the house and tends to consume the surrounding area with heat. As a result, the air conditioner actually tends to work harder in order to keep the house at its set temperature. By cooking more meals outdoors, you will lessen the number of times the air conditioner fluctuates, and you will ultimately notice a reduction in the amount listed on your utility bills. Sounds like a win-win to us!
So, where do you begin? Outdoor kitchens and entertainment areas come in all shapes in sizes! We suggest starting off with your typical outdoor grill and sturdy countertops and incorporating small design pieces such as lighting to tie the full look together. You can also consider upgrading the area by adding an outdoor fireplace and specialty items that will make your backyard stand out from the rest!