If you do a lot of cooking and grilling outdoors, you may want to consider installing an outdoor kitchen on your deck, porch, or patio. The first step is to visit to a showroom to purchase a quality charcoal or gas grill. Charcoal grills can provide better flavor, but gas grills heat up faster and burn cleaner. Watch our video to find out more.

Benefits of Adding an Outdoor Kitchen

The benefits of an outdoor kitchen far exceed having a place to grill in the fresh air. The sections below detail how an outdoor kitchen can improve your home.

Increase Property Value

Upgrading your home with the newest features and appliances, including the latest technology, will improve your home’s value and equity. Even if you aren’t selling your home in the near future, adding unique selling elements, such as an outdoor kitchen, will help your home stay in trend with the times, which will always help you in the long run.

Simplify Entertainment

Hosting is fun, but the clean-up afterward is not. Adding an outdoor kitchen area to host friends and family gatherings is the perfect way to keep the mess outdoors and maintain cleanliness indoors.

Bring your home’s interior design to life outside with hip and trendy design pieces, such as porcelain countertops. These surfaces are a perfect addition to an outdoor entertainment space. They can reflect your personal style and maintain the look and feel you prefer while also surviving in outdoor weather conditions.

Save on Utility Bills

Once you’ve decided to invest in a good outdoor kitchen, you’ll utilize this dreamy space every chance you can! The plus of it all? Saving money!

Indoor cooking, such as baking, roasting, broiling, etc., creates a lot of warmth in the house and tends to consume the surrounding area with heat. As a result, the air conditioner tends to work harder to keep the house at its set temperature. By cooking more meals outdoors, you’ll lessen the number of times the air conditioner fluctuates. You might ultimately notice a reduction in your utility bills. Sounds like a win-win to us.

So, where do you begin? Outdoor kitchens and entertainment areas come in all shapes in sizes. We suggest starting with your typical outdoor grill and sturdy countertops and incorporating small design pieces such as lighting to tie the full look together. You can also consider upgrading the area by adding an outdoor fireplace and specialty items to make your backyard stand out from the rest.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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