Outdoor kitchens have become very popular in recent years, and for a good reason. They add an exciting focal point to a backyard, are highly functional, and will make your life better.
Seriously, they will. If you’re still debating installing an outdoor kitchen, here are five reasons to to make your next remodeling project an outdoor kitchen.
More Time Outdoors Is Good for Your Health
Once your outdoor kitchen project is complete, you will want to spend all of your time outside. The good news is, it has been scientifically proven that spending time outdoors makes you healthier. The sunshine provides vitamin D, which reduces depression and boosts weight loss. The fresh air relieves stress, and being surrounded by plants can reduce your blood pressure.
More Quality Family Time
Being outside makes people more sociable, so the change in scenery from the dining room to your outdoor kitchen will allow for more quality family time. Kids, especially, love being outside and will be more engaged in conversation and enjoyable to be around.
Since you won’t be tempted to eat in front of the TV, you may actually have a nice dinner conversation. You may even get a thoughtful answer to the “what did you learn at school today?” question that your kids normally avoid.
Let’s face it, there is a lot to do inside of our house. The laundry needs to be folded, dishes need to be put away, and your kids’ toys have taken over the living room. With a never-ending list of things you need to accomplish staring you in the face, it can be hard to relax.
Heading outside to cook and eat will help you forget about all of that, at least momentarily. You will feel more relaxed and present and in the moment since the outdoor space blocks your view of the mess that is lurking inside your home.
It Will Improve Your Mood
A good meal in the fresh air will put you in a better mood. Food tastes better outside. We don’t know why, it just does.
The smell and taste of something cooked on your built-in grill will make you feel happy and relaxed. You also tend to use more fresh fruits and vegetables when eating outside, which tastes great and is good for your health too.
You’ll Sleep Better
Constantly being on the go and feeling stressed out may make you tired, but it does not provide for a good night’s sleep.
Cooking your meal and enjoying it outside in the fresh air, while enjoying good company and conversations will help your mind and body relax. This will set you up for some of the best sleep you’ve had in weeks.
Are you ready to change your life for the better? We design and build outdoor kitchens that will transform your backyard into a worry-free zone. It will be a place where memories are made, and fun is had. We can work with your budget and have so many ideas to make this project one that you will proudly show off. Give us a call to get started.