The addition of outdoor living spaces and outdoor kitchens is a growing trend. Homeowners are increasingly moving their living areas beyond the four walls of the house and extending them to the outdoors.
People want to spend time at home now. Instead of traveling, they want to come home and relax.
As spring approaches, now is a good time to consider outdoor living projects which can include building an outdoor kitchen to add value to a home and increase your family’s enjoyment.
Professionally designed outdoor living spaces are growing in popularity, even though yards are shrinking in many neighborhoods. That may sound like a contradiction, but it isn’t. A well-designed outdoor space can help preserve privacy for you and your neighbors.
Some homeowners have larges spaces to work in, but others have big ideas to dress up a yard but have a smaller space to work in.
Included in new homes
Many homeowners add outdoor kitches after purchasing their homes, but many new homes come complete with areas for outdoor living.
It’s a second living area, but outside the home. Many are built to feature a deck, and many buyers add covered patios, built-in gas grills, and fire pits.
They weren’t popular in days gone by, but it is now. People are more outdoors oriented, more health conscious, more active.
One homeowner said, “I think of the value it brings my family, having that area for everyone to gather. It makes the backyard a focal point. It’s the kind of backyard people migrate to. It’s not unusual for us to light a fire and 10 people show up.”