Outdoor Kitchens: Redefining Eating Out

outdoor kitchenWhat makes summer special? For many, the answer is cookouts with family and friends. Food brings people together. The kitchen is often a home’s central gathering area. Warmer weather draws people to outside activities. Many homeowners are extending their living area and entertaining possibilities with an outdoor kitchen and bar.

Staycation is now a popular term. For stay-at-home vacations, leisure activities are pursued without traveling anywhere. A family spends quality time together in the comfort of their own home. The backyard is a blank canvas where the outdoor paradise of your dreams can be created. The beauty and convenience of a full outdoor kitchen and bar creates that home resort atmosphere.

An outdoor kitchen is an investment that adds value to both your lifestyle and home. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the addition of an outdoor kitchen can increase the value of any home; and, depending on how much of an investment is made, can bring a return of up to 130 percent of the cost of the kitchen.*

Concrete is the number one material for taking cooking and entertaining outdoors. Foremost, decorative concrete countertops are highly functional and versatile.  No other medium competes with the nearly limitless design options that concrete affords.

  • all-weather building medium
  • alter and customize shape, color and pattern to compliment any décor
  • naturally heat resistant
  • easy to maintain and clean – simply spray off with hose when needed

Do you want everything in your outdoor kitchen including the kitchen sink? Outdoor kitchens are going far beyond the lonely barbeque grill on the back patio. Backyard kitchens can incorporate all of the appliances and conveniences that you would find in the indoor kitchen. A design professional can recommend the appliances and features that will best suit your entertaining wants and needs.

An outdoor kitchen is an investment.  Proper planning will ensure that it is both functional and comfortable. The outdoor kitchen should work well with the rest of your landscape. Things to consider when designing an outdoor kitchen:

  • size of the group entertaining
  • appliance and feature wish list
  • proximity to the house and utilities
  • dimensions of yard, deck or patio
  • prevailing wind
  • sun and shade
  • views

An outdoor kitchen and bar serves double duty. It is an ideal space for cooking and entertaining in a relaxing environment. A beautiful outdoor entertainment area that you can enjoy with family and friends is a wise investment for your home. Proper planning will ensure that you to get the most from your investment.

SunWorks, etc. is a decorative concrete fabricator and installer. Let SunWorks, etc. beautify your existing concrete floor or patio with stain treatments. Consider an outdoor bar, grilling station or kitchen. Coordinate a concrete patio table tailored to suit your deck or patio needs. Create your own unique bench. A SunWorks, etc. beverage server and planters complete the décor.

Envision the outdoor kitchen of your dreams, and SunWorks, etc. can build it. Contact us today and you will be able to host the Fourth of July party of the summer.

* Read more: Outdoor kitchens grow in popularity – MRT.com: Top Stories http://www.mrt.com/news/top_stories/article_4c300356-ed6e-58b3-97d2-2332d886c9c1.html#ixzz31cZ0vSwr
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