The Joys of Cooking in an Outdoor Kitchen
The warmer temperatures will soon be returning to Greenville SC and with them, so will the outdoor season. If you close your eyes, I’m sure you can see it: a warm summer afternoon, lounging in the backyard and the delicious smells of food cooking on the grill wafting through the air. But if you wish that smell were coming from your yard instead of the neighbor’s, you’ve probably been daydreaming about creating your own outdoor kitchen.
A South Carolina Tradition
South Carolina has a rich history of cooking outdoors. After all, we have the best barbecue in the country! But it can be so much more than a grill or a smoker. Imagine being able to make entire meals in the backyard with all the conveniences of your indoor kitchen. No need to keep running in and out to get something from inside.
What to Put in Your Outdoor Kitchen
These days, your outdoor kitchen can be every bit as well equipped as your indoor kitchen. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Consider a built-in barbecue, with lots of counter space, a sink, a refrigerator and plenty of storage space. You could also add a dishwasher, a fireplace, a pizza oven, and if your outdoor kitchen is covered, you can add a ceiling fan to keep the cool air circulating on those hot Greenville SC nights.
When designing your outdoor kitchen, keep functionality in mind. Most outdoor kitchens are placed near the main house for easier access to utility lines. However, if you prefer, you can opt to place it elsewhere, like near the pool. Plan for lots of seating for guests who can keep you company as you cook. And of course, you can always incorporate an outdoor eating area and a lounge area into your outdoor kitchen’s design.
The materials used for outdoor kitchens are very durable, so you can expect years of worry-free enjoyment. When choosing the furniture to use in your outdoor living space, it’s a good idea to choose pieces that can be easily moved around and are easy to clean.
More Living Space
Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home is like adding a new room of living space to your home at a fraction of the cost of building an addition on your home. You will find that your outdoor kitchen and eating area will become a hub of activity for the entire family and your favorite place to entertain friends. Who doesn’t want more outdoor living space?
Increase Your Home’s Value
There’s no doubt that adding an outdoor kitchen to your home will bring your hours of enjoyment with family and friends under the stars. But there’s also the financial benefit to consider. This kind of investment can increase the value of your home and make it much more appealing to prospective purchasers.
If you’re looking for great outdoor kitchen ideas in the Greenville SC area, be sure to call Buchanan Fire and Outdoor today so we can help you create a new outdoor entertaining and living experience.Posted by: