How Outdoor Kitchens Add Value to Your Home

How Outdoor Kitchens Add Value to Your Home

How Outdoor Kitchens Add Value to Your Home

Living in Central Texas comes with many perks–mainly less winter and more time to spend outdoors. Except for those 2-3 months of crazy summer temperatures, much of our weather is quite mild. That means that outdoor spaces are incredibly important to a home’s value, even more so than in other parts of the country.


There are several ways to take advantage of this great weather and add value to your home. One that has become increasingly popular over the years is the addition of outdoor kitchens.


Outdoor kitchens boost your home’s value in a number of ways.


#1. Outdoor Kitchen Increase the “Liveable” Area of Your Home


Outdoor Kitchen_medium_6423710721Outdoor kitchens extend your living space by drawing several of the main activities–cooking and eating–into the outdoors. They are wonderful for entertaining and for adding on to kitchen space without incurring the costs and headache of a home addition. They also make it easy for everyone to interact even while one or more are engaged in the cooking process. Often outdoor kitchens include a dining or living space as well, adding more space for entertaining, games, family celebrations, and recreation.


#2 Outdoor Kitchens Earn Their Money Back and Then Some


According to the National Home Builders Association, outdoor kitchens earn back up to 130% of their value. That means an overall price increase of up to 30%. Realtors caution that out door kitchens don’t always result in a price increase, but if done well with quality materials they can increase the overall value of your home.


#3 Outdoor Kitchens Are Top Selling Points For Home Buyers


image_20Even if the outdoor kitchen doesn’t significantly increase the price of your home, studies have shown that homes with outdoor kitchens sell faster than those without. As new construction increases and the competition from sellers for buyers stiffens, every little edge matters.


And being in Texas we can’t help but point out how outdoor kitchens are a great place to watch some Texas football!


In any case, whether you’re looking to extend your living space, looking to add value to your home, or looking to sell quickly, outdoor kitchens are a smart investment.
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