The No. 1 reason to have an outdoor kitchen is to have the ability to entertain outdoors. And the beauty of an outdoor kitchen is your guests can join you! The average kitchen is not large enough to cook and to entertain in, but your outdoor space is.

Outdoor kitchens are becoming very popular and due to the popularity, homeowners are seeing a high return rate on their investment when it comes time to sell.

Another overlooked factor is cooking outdoors saves on your utility bill. Think about how hot your kitchen becomes when you are frying, baking or broiling. Well guess what, this increase in heat puts your A/C system in overdrive. Adding an outdoor kitchen to an existing outdoor space can be very cost effective. You avoid having to add on to your home.

Once your outdoor kitchen is up and running you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

Check out our gallery of outdoor kitchens for ideas!