Could your home benefit from an outdoor kitchen?

As the UK experiences its first substantial spell of sunshine and heatwave of 2021, it is no surprise that homes all over the country are enjoying the outdoors with a barbecue or garden party.

Regardless of whether you are a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan, cooking and eating outdoors is one of the best parts of British summer. Current homeowner trends are moving more towards outdoor living, aiding the transition of outdoor and indoor living, and making up for spending the past 18 months cooped up in our homes. It is no surprise that many homes are installing outdoor kitchens to ensure outdoor living is thoroughly enjoyed. In this blog, we discuss outdoor kitchens and their benefits in more depth so you can decide whether an outdoor kitchen could enhance your home life.

Perfect for outdoor entertainment

An outdoor kitchen can provide a whole new way to entertain outdoors, perfect for entertaining different guests and events. An outdoor kitchen can include a range of kitchen equipment from a grill, stovetop, pizza oven, refrigerator, wine cooler, and much more. Making this outdoor space suitable for any occasion, whether that’s a Tuesday night family dinner or a full-blown bbq party at the weekend, is key. You can arrange your garden around your outdoor kitchen in a way that will make it the focal point for your outdoor events and installing TVs, heaters, and comfortable seating can create the perfect entertaining space. 

Healthier eating 

Besides providing the perfect entertainment space, an outdoor kitchen can also provide an area for healthier eating. There is no better way to cook your food than on an open fire with any fat dripping off the food rather than collecting in your standard pan or pot, creating naturally leaner and healthier food. In addition, fresh air and sunlight are proven to be great for your mental and physical health so, the more time spent enjoying the outdoors, the better for your and your family's well-being. 

Resale Value

Not only will an outdoor kitchen provide a healthier and more enjoyable home life, with more people wanting to enjoy outdoor living, it may also naturally increase your home's resale value by making it more attractive to potential buyers. 

Alternatively, if outdoor kitchens are not for you, or the weather in your area would not allow you to utilise the space most effectively, extending your existing kitchen could be a perfect compromise. Expanding your existing kitchen will enable you to provide a similar entertainment space indoors - and when combined with additional summer kitchen equipment, such as a pizza oven, you will have the perfect alternative indoor space. Installing bi-fold or sliding doors will enable you to enjoy the light and air of the outdoors without being exposed to the elements - a great compromise for all of the family - and value adding for your property.

At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design services could help you add an outdoor kitchen or extend your existing kitchen, whether this is in your existing home, renovation, or extension plans. Contact our experts at Arc Design Services at or 0161 928 4433.  

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