It’s summertime and more homeowners are looking for ways to take indoor living into the great outdoors. Even though seven out of ten adults within the U.S. already own a grill or smoker, some homeowners are taking it to the next level by building a luxurious outdoor kitchen around it.
Outdoor Kitchens Are Growing in Popularity
According to the most recent Home Design Trends Survey provided by the American Institute of Architects, outdoor cooking spaces are topping the list of most wanted kitchen features for the second year in a row.
Why do homeowners crave an outdoor kitchen space? An outdoor kitchen provides all the comforts of an indoor space with the opportunity to grill and enjoy favorite dishes in the fresh air year-round. Plus, when it comes time to sell your home, you may see a 100 to 200% return on your outdoor kitchen investment.
Of course, simply having space to grill isn’t enough. Homeowners are opting for luxury instead of simplicity. The National Kitchen-Bath Association recently published new research that shows most outdoor kitchens are between 100 and 400 square feet, and include a sitting area and complete meal preparation space.
Homeowners are also including multiple cooking surfaces and grills in their space. While only 3% of grill owners own a pellet grill, their popularity is growing fast. In addition to multiple cooking surfaces, some of these kitchens include custom-built shelters, sitting areas, landscaping and more to add to the look, feel and convenience of the space.
How Much Are Homeowners Spending?
According to the NKBA’s research, the typical spend for an outdoor kitchen is about $13,000. Yet, 22% of homeowners are choosing to build very high-end kitchens, spending upwards of $30,000 and beyond. Around 14% of homeowners spend between $20,000 and $30,000 to complete their project.
Considering a New Outdoor Kitchen Space? You Need the Perfect Grill.
Are you looking into building your own backyard kitchen oasis? If so, now’s the time to find a perfect grill, one that can grill, smoke, bake and more to give you the most bang for your buck. To learn more about Memphis Grills’ versatile wood pellet grills, visit a Memphis dealer or contact us today.