Most families love entertaining and showing off a beautiful house to neighbors. In the summer, grilling outside is always tasty and delightful. When the chillier days hit, toasting marshmallows is a family favorite. What better way to be able to grill out year-round than installing an outdoor kitchen?

Outdoor kitchen

An outdoor kitchen adds space and ease to cooking.

If you are having a dinner party, you may want to cook more than one item at a time. Having a kitchen outside as well as indoors is a good way to do so. It also allows for more counter space for chopping, slicing and dicing. Most outdoor kitchens include appliances you would normally find inside, so trips back and forth are not necessary. Outdoor kitchens generally include seating areas, so you will feel like you are on a patio at a restaurant.

A kitchen outdoors with a grill keeps dishes fresh and healthy.

Grilling is much more satisfying than baking and healthier than frying. Using a grill in an outdoor kitchen allows for yummy grilled meals year-round. Seafood can be cooked in an outdoor kitchen without the smell permeating the home hours later. That means those Baltimore crabs can be steamed up, pronto! Another bonus is food keeps moisture and flavors that baking would take out.  A final benefit to cooking outside is the elimination of the heat factor that is normally present inside the home when the oven or stove is on.

Installing an outdoor kitchen adds value to your home.

You will be getting a pretty penny for your home if you install an outdoor kitchen. It is high on the list of “wants” in the current Baltimore housing market along with pools and sunrooms or decks. Most items in an outdoor kitchen such as the refrigerator or grill are made with stainless steel which can withstand weather. The kitchen will be built tough and high quality items will last. In Baltimore’s cold weather, heaters can be put up so that guests can relax and take in the ambience of your backyard.

Rhine Landscaping can make your outdoor kitchen beautiful.

There are many design tips that we could give you for an outdoor kitchen, but these are some of the basics. Rhine Landscaping has been serving the Maryland area with landscaping, hardscaping, and swimming pool design and installation for years. To learn more about outdoor kitchens and get started designing yours, contact Rhine Landscaping at (410)-442-2445 or fill out our online contact form today!