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Outdoor kitchens are skyrocketing in popularity. More and more homeowners in Maryland and across the country are discovering the joy of cooking and eating outdoors. If you’ve thought about adding an outdoor kitchen to your patio but wondered if it’s worth the money, keep reading.
There are two main ways an outdoor kitchen adds to your home’s value.
1. It Adds Increased Enjoyment of Your Home
By building an outdoor kitchen, you add increased enjoyment of your home. Whoever loves to grill will love the new digs. Whoever eats outside while enjoying watching someone else do the cooking will love it as well.
And you have to realize that these kitchens aren’t just for summer. You can use them nearly year round – especially if you have an outdoor fireplace or patio heater to warm things up on chillier days.
Your outdoor kitchen increases your entertaining possibilities, from summer parties to holiday get-togethers to gathering to watch a football game. Your possibilities are endless.
2. It Increases the Resale Value of Your Home
If you get to the point where you’re ready to downsize, or move to another area for a job and need to list your home for sale, an outdoor kitchen can help you get a higher asking price. You can expect a 50-100% return on your investment, depending on your specific home and neighborhood.
Realtors will tell you that nearly half of the home buyers they work with say a full kitchen in their backyard is at the top of their wishlist for the perfect home. So, right off the bat, if your home has an outdoor kitchen, you have an advantage over similar homes for sale in your area that don’t.
How much will an outdoor kitchen increase your home’s value to a buyer? It depends. If you hired professional contractors to design your kitchen and install it, it will add more value than if you did a DIY job or had a handyman put it in.
Home buyers want to be wowed. They might be turned off by shoddy workmanship. If your custom outdoor kitchen includes granite countertops, cabinets, a sink, stainless steel appliances, an outdoor fireplace, lighting, and a pavilion, it will increase the value of your home more than if you have just a small outdoor kitchen that you put together from a kit.
But no one builds an outdoor kitchen just because they want to increase home value. You should build it because you love to grill, you love to entertain, and you love to eat outdoors.
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
For an outdoor space that fulfills your dreams, turn to Woodfield. We take your ideas and turn them into reality. Our team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience, from the first phone call to the design phase, to the finished project. We work closely with you, listen to your ideas, and develop a custom outdoor kitchen you will love for years to come.
You deserve the best. We can deliver. We work with homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.