Summer in San Antonio, Texas means weekend cookouts and outdoor parties. But, is your outdoor area ready for the entertaining you have planned? An outdoor kitchen will give you what you need to keep everything outside. So, there’s no need to worry about running in and out of the house with goodies, or turning on the oven, making your home even hotter this summer.
The Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens for Summer Entertaining
Here in San Antonio, we spend a lot of summertime entertaining outdoors. Here are four reasons why investing in an outdoor kitchen is an excellent idea:
1. Increases Your San Antonio Home’s Value
When you compare them to other outdoor home improvement projects, outdoor kitchens come with a really high return on investment. The more quality the materials used to manufacture it, the longer you’ll have to enjoy yours.
Stainless steel appliances are most commonly used, as this material can withstand tough San Antonio weather conditions. This investment will bring you both pride and a sense of enjoyment.
2. Make Cooking Outside Simple
Let’s face it. Summer can be a bit heated in San Antonio, with temperatures hitting as high as the mid-90s. Cooking outdoors keeps you from turning on that stove and oven, which keeps your home cooler.
Another benefit of outdoor cooking is that it keeps lingering odors out of your home at a time when there’s no breeze to air it out. And, because your outdoor kitchen can include side burners, ice makers, refrigerators and other goodies, everything you need to cook is already outside.
3. Enjoy Entertaining Outdoors
Summertime is all about enjoying the outdoors, especially at night. Outdoor kitchens allow you to grill up a delicious meal for your family gatherings, while everyone gathers around you… the chef.
Your outdoor kitchen becomes the focal point of your social affair. Build an entire outdoor den or family room around the kitchen. All you need is some patio heaters (for night time chills), patio furniture and maybe even a fire pit. And, you’re ready to entertain outdoors.
4. Extend Your Home’s Living Space
Here are some ideas for using your outdoor kitchen area to extend the living space of your San Antonio home:
- Put a grill in your yard and build an island around it to create a place for gatherings
- Install a roof over your outdoor kitchen to extend your covered patio
- Add a flat-panel TV for a cool place to watch sports events, movies and more outside
River City Deck and Patio is your local San Antonio outdoor kitchen experts. We specialize in customized patios, decks, outdoor kitchens and so much more.
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