There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as grilling out during nice weather. That’s why there are gas grills scattered across millions of homeowners’ decks. But the convenience and experience often leaves people wanting more methods of outdoor cooking. If that idea has crossed your mind, perhaps you should consider building an outdoor kitchen on a deck? Here are some of the reasons that one may be the right fit for you.
Increases Your Living Space
While a deck is a wonderful addition to the home, turning part or all of it into a kitchen takes living space to the next level. By replacing that gas grill with countertops, an outdoor rated stove and burners, you suddenly have the option of eating in or out on any given day. One of the things that tends to hold back homeowners from exploring this option is that they believe the deck cannot hold the weight of a kitchen setup. By utilizing durable, but lightweight materials such as thin brick facades, an experienced masonry contractor can help you arrive at a safe design that serves your needs.
There are good cooking smells and there are bad ones. Baking cookies or a pie indoors can fill the home with a wonderful aroma. Fried foods, not so much. By building an outdoor kitchen on a deck you will be able to strategically prepare certain foods outside that you prefer the smell to float away with the breeze rather than take out a can of air freshener.
An outdoor kitchen does more than move the experience from inside to out. Relaxing on a deck with friends and family becomes more of a special event. There’s something about the sun shining while you all get together to dine or the stars shining overhead while enjoying hot off the stove entrees or appetizers. If you integrate an outdoor refrigerator into the design, cold beverages and desserts could be at arms-length as well. Why run in and out of your home to entertain when it can all be right there on your deck.
Building an Outdoor Kitchen on a Deck Increases Home Value
Most significant home improvement projects help drive the value upward. Building an outdoor kitchen on a deck will definitely add value. Not only do the appliances inherently put dollars into your home, but the rare dual experience of cooking and dining indoors or outdoors can be a major selling point. An outdoor kitchen can be an absolute game-changer in terms of lifestyle and therefore home value.
If you are considering building an outdoor kitchen on a deck, contact Pinska Masonry for more information or an estimate on a custom masonry design.