We have written about outdoor kitchens before, but it is worth discussing again. Outdoor kitchens are becoming so popular in the Seattle area because more and more people are realizing the value of staying home and enjoying their own piece of the earth.
What you might not realize, is that installing an outdoor kitchen is a good investment. You will reap the benefits that come from being outdoors -- cooking, eating, entertaining, relaxing -- while your home quietly increases in value. Your home insurance agent may be a good resource to talk to about home value adjustment after you have installed an outdoor kitchen.
You may also be interested in reading our blog about fire safety - Outdoor fireplace safety for Seattle area homeowners - it lists several things that are good to think about when cooking in an outdoor kitchen.
We have had the luxury of designing at least a few outdoor kitchens in the Seattle area and our team's skill has been impressive. Large design projects, such as this, allow our people to really shine.
So here is a little nudge for you...in case you need it. If you have the space and enjoy the outdoors, consider building an outdoor kitchen. Whether small or elaborate, we could start designing it today and you'll be enjoying it by Spring. You might just be surprised at how much you (and your family and friends) LOVE it!
Here is a link to our blog Build an outdoor patio with kitchen design which gives ideas of some of the features you may want to install.