It is uncommon to see families cooking outdoors in Canada, but recent years have shown a rise in the popularity of patio kitchens. Outdoor cooking is now a joyful experience for the whole family. There’s nothing like spending the day in your backyard with your loved ones, playing upbeat music while they play around in the yard.

An outdoor kitchen might just be the elegant and unconventional touch your house needs, whether you’re just renovating or building one from the ground up. If you’re still not convinced that a kitchen outdoors is the next best thing for your home, here are five great reasons that might motivate you:

1. It’s great for entertaining

Imagine a good number of guests gathered around your patio kitchen, making small talk as you grill them a perfect meal under the light and warmth of a perfect day. With a patio kitchen, you can not only increase the variety in your dinner parties, but you can also open up your backyard to be part of the space.

With some patio heaters, outdoor furnishings, ambient lighting, and some mood music, you and your guests can have a great time.

2. It can save on utility bills

Cooking always involves high temperatures. While ovens, broilers, and other appliances are designed to contain this heat, it will always find a way to escape. This is especially true if you are cooking several dishes in multiple appliances.

This added heat can raise the temperature of your house by several degrees, which can end up being detected by your AC system that will then automatically boost its cooling. Cooking outdoors can diffuse most of the heat into the environment, where it won’t cause your house to heat up.

3. It can keep smells and spills outside

All manner and spills and smells can damage a house and make it less easy to live in. With an outdoor kitchen, all these smells and spills can be contained to the outside, where they won’t stick to the walls or stain your beautiful flooring. 

You won’t have to worry about the strong smells of certain ingredients being absorbed in the walls and wallpaper of your kitchen and the rest of your house.

4. It expands your space

If you add a covered patio that includes an outdoor kitchen to your house, it can expand your living space and the variety of activities you can enjoy in your home. Even just a few pieces of patio furniture can change your family’s routines, as you can now enjoy a lovely evening dinner in the fresh air of the outside world.

5. It increases the value of your home

There may come a time when you and your family think about packing up and moving to greener pastures. When it comes to the sale of your home, it is important to retain its original value or even increase it in order to get a return on your investment.

This type of addition can increase the value of your home, as it is a cool and unusual addition to a home that can add an unexpected sense of flair for any prospective buyer.

Conclusion

When looking for innovative ways to redesign or build your home, consider an outdoor kitchen. It is a worthwhile addition to any home that offers your family versatile and innovative ways to live your lives. 

For more information about outdoor kitchens and landscapes in Winnipeg, send us at Classic Landscapes a message. We have the expertise and experience to help you make the best out of your home.