Traditionally, families and friends have always gathered around the kitchen. It is, in fact the center of most homes. If your like me, you can recall some of your greatest family memories taking place in the kitchen. The smells of your favorite foods being prepared the sounds of friends and family as they converse over drinks. There is just something about the kitchen that draws people. Perhaps this is why the outdoor kitchen has become so popular in the last decade.
Take all the amenities of your indoor kitchen and move them outside. Suddenly your favorite gathering place just got a little sweeter. Instead of the confines of walls, you are enjoying lush landscaped back drops, the muffled sounds of the indoors are replaced by wind in the trees, the sounds of birds, or if your lucky enough waves breaking in the distance.
If you have never considered having an outdoor kitchen, once you build one of your own you will wonder how you ever lived without one in the past. If you have an outdoor kitchen you know exactly what I am talking about.
I have come up with five things I love about the outdoor kitchen.
The outdoor kitchen brings people together. Outdoor cooking allows you to be able to socialize with friends and family while you are preparing food. It is certainly a much more relaxed way of entertaining.
The outdoor kitchen conserves energy. It keeps you from heating up your house from your stove or range, thus your air conditioner does not have to work as hard.
The outdoor kitchen allows for easy cleanup. Simply rinse off the counter tops and sweep the deck. Your done!
The outdoor kitchen makes food taste better. Things just taste better when they are cooked on a grill.
The outdoor kitchen is outside. The outdoor living lifestyle is better than being cooped up inside. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy!
These are only a select few advantages of an outdoor kitchen. I would love to hear about what you love most about your outdoor kitchen! Comment below and share with your friends!