Going far beyond a run of the mill grill or even built-in patio barbecues, today’s Summer kitchens are elaborate and gaining popularity very quickly. Summer kitchens of today commonly include state of the art appliances, wood-fired pizza ovens, and granite or tile countertops. Summer kitchens even include plumbing and electricity to allow for modern conveniences like lighting, ceiling fans, sinks, and plenty of electrical outlets for appliances and even TVs.
Aesthetics aren’t the only benefit to Summer kitchens, though. Because they’re considered luxury features, a Summer kitchen adds resale value to your home, making it much more marketable if you sell. When compared with other outdoor features, like garage additions, Summer kitchens have a much higher rate of return on investment.
And the benefits don’t end there!
Summer kitchens offer flexibility for easy and experimental cooking that you can’t find indoors. Unique techniques like cooking directly over an open fire, grilling, or smoking are perfect for creating unique, fun recipes. Best of all, Summer kitchens keep cooking odors, grease, smoke and heat outside, a huge benefit during steamy Summer days.
Summer kitchens also offer the perfect environment to host large groups comfortably. Combining outdoor furniture with your Summer kitchen lets everyone mingle and even get involved in cooking, in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere.