Having your friends and family over for a barbeque is a great to entertain and spend quality time with family and friends. However, it can be somewhat overbearing for you to prepare the meal and all the condiments if you have a standard indoor kitchen.
While some houses have open plan kitchens that flow into the living area, not all home do, so nothing beats having your own fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Here are some of reasons why building an outdoor kitchen is much better than merely buying a standalone portable barbeque in your yard.
- All-in-one Kitchen
A fully equipped outdoor kitchen simplifies your meal preparation activities because you can do everything in one place. If you only have a standalone grill in your yard, you will need to run back and forth into your kitchen to prepare the accompanying meal items such as salads.
With an outdoor kitchen, you can move your cooking tools outside and do all the preparation, washing and serving in one place. This conveniently saves time and reduces the hassle of hosting a bbq. At the same time keeps the inside of the house clean.
- Flexible Inclusive Entertainment
An outdoor kitchen allows you to entertain your guests with your cooking techniques without feeling crowded. Indoor kitchens seldom have the space necessary for your guests to watch and learn from you. Moreover, you can enjoy watching the kids playing while keeping the conversation going with your friends without burning the meal.
- Fresh Air
Grilled meats are usually accompanied by savoury flavours. A well-marinated bbq can lavish the meal with amazing flavours. Unfortunately, these odours can linger in your house for days on end. Moreover, if you burn any part of the meal, it will be a new adventure to clear the smoke out of the room.
Outdoor kitchens have the advantage of good air circulation. The fresh air will carry away any smoke and can even afford you the flexibility of using a charcoal bbq grill without worrying about setting off the smoke alarm.
- Saves Utility bills
Cooking indoors usually raises the temperatures in the house and would require you to crank up the air conditioner or use fans for air circulation. Furthermore, you may be forced to use gas or electricity for cooking in adherence with residential safety and fire codes. The extra energy you use will ultimately spike your utility bills.
Outdoor kitchens allow you to use affordable fuel like charcoal and firewood for your grill. Additionally, the open air can distribute the heat and keep your guests naturally cool.
- Easy Clean-Up
Cooking and hosting your guests outside will reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do after they are gone. You will be free to join in on the fun without worrying about spilt drinks or food stains. With your outdoor kitchen, all the dishes and utensils can be washed outside and reduce the clutter in your kitchen.
If you cannot afford to install a built-in grill, you can create an outdoor cooking area around your Weber portable bbq and grow your kitchen from there. The benefits and options you can enjoy with an outdoor kitchen are endless. Furthermore, it only adds value to your home should you decide to sell it one day.