Installing an outdoor kitchen to your Colorado Springs home may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be a big undertaking if you understand the benefits and what to consider when designing a great outdoor cooking area. Once you are able to understand more about an outside kitchen the better off you will be, and the more you will want to start your project right away. What was once a luxury is now a necessity for homeowners who love to entertain and be outside. Our team of expert contractors at Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Designs is here to give you some tips to help you get the perfect outdoor oasis for your Colorado Springs home.
Benefits of a Backyard Kitchen
Add value to your home: An outdoor kitchen is more than just creating an environment to entertain, it can increase the value of your home. When creating a cooking patio you will be using higher-quality material that will last a long time. This investment adds value even if you don’t sell right away. Buyers will love the unique addition of a backyard kitchen. Even if you are not planning on selling your home, expanding your living space is extremely beneficial.
Increase entertainment: Installing an outdoor kitchen in your living space can provide more room for entertainment. It provides you the room for more people to relax outside while you prepare a delicious meal. Even if you don’t entertain often, having that space for you or your family will get you out of the house and enjoying the great outdoors.
Make Cooking Enjoyable: Cooking a meal inside can get repetitive and maybe even boring. Creating an area outside that gives you a new space to cook with all new kitchen appliances adds spice to your day! Mixing up your routine with a cooking patio can make cooking enjoyable again.
Make backyard cooking easier: If you currently have a grill outside, you know that having additional space to prep your food and to clean up would be a huge benefit. We have all been there making trips in and out of the house for utensils, spices, and everything else, but an outdoor kitchen will eliminate those excessive trips into the house.
Spend more time outside: With a kitchen and entertainment space outside your door, you will never want to go back inside to cook. Enjoying the beautiful views and weather that Colorado Springs has to offer while soaking in those sun rays and breathing in that fresh air.
Once you have installed your own backyard kitchen, you will find more benefits than imaginable. The next step to get that perfect outdoor living area is to come up with the landscape design to your Colorado Springs home.
What to Consider When Designing an Outdoor Kitchen
How to maximize your indoor and outdoor kitchens together: While thinking about the distance between your indoor and the backyard kitchen, be sure there is an open path between them. While cooking, you may be in and out of your home to get different cooking utensils or ingredients you typically don’t leave outside. Having that path between the two cooking spaces helps maximize the efforts of the two kitchens.
What materials should be used outside: When looking for materials for your kitchen, the materials should be corrosion-, water-, and grease-resistant. While Colorado Springs offers gorgeous summers, the winter months can come with harsh weather. Having the right materials is vital to keep the kitchen in perfect condition year-round.
How you will use the space: Take into consideration how often you invite others over or how much you want to use this space for yourself. If you want to use the space to entertain others regularly, add in a lot of seating. If you plan on using the kitchen more for yourself or your family, you can limit the size but still have an impressive and stylish outdoor living space.
How much time do you have for maintenance: If you don’t have a lot of time to maintain the backyard kitchen then having a simple one will be easier for you. Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design will help you with designing a simple kitchen layout to create the perfect time between wanting an outside space and not having to dedicate a lot of time to maintain it.
There is so much to consider when installing an outdoor kitchen to your Colorado Springs home, but when taking in all of the above considerations it can become that outside sanctuary you have been looking for. Contact us today to create your dream yard with Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design! Our team will provide great insight, premium products, and guaranteed satisfaction to every customer!