Hot take of the day: indoor kitchens are overrated. That’s right—the “most important room of the home” isn’t as important as it might seem, especially if you have an outdoor kitchen at your disposal.

But what’s so good about an outdoor kitchen, anyway? Why would you even consider adding such a thing to your yard?

In this blog, the Simi Valley landscaping professionals at Swink’s Creations will give you reasons why you need an outdoor kitchen for your home. It might not be at the top of your list for home renovations, but it can add plenty of value to your home and your life!

They’re great for entertaining.

Even with a nice, spacious kitchen, it can be hard to fit all of your party guests within the confines of four walls. But with an outdoor kitchen, your entire backyard becomes an entertainment space where your guests have plenty of room to mingle and enjoy the beautiful California weather. No need to move furniture around in your living room to fit all of your guests for the big party, and no need to slave away in the kitchen while all of your guests are hanging out in another room. With an outdoor kitchen, your kitchen is right in the middle of the action, so you can hang out with your guests and get a little help with food prep to boot.

They help you avoid strange smells in your home.

There’s nothing better than the smell of bacon—except for when the smell of bacon permeates your carpets and your walls. This is one of the obvious downsides to cooking in a run of the mill kitchen. Luckily, an outdoor kitchen uses Mother Nature’s ocean breezes as ventilation, so you never have to worry about smelling up your home. No need to worry about heating up your home to an uncomfortable temperature, either. With an outdoor kitchen, all the heat and the smells fly away into the California air.

You’ll save money on your utility bill.

When you’re cooking up a big meal in your kitchen in the summer, things can get pretty toasty. That’s when you start blasting your AC at its chilliest setting—but unfortunately, that won’t cool you off, and it certainly won’t do any favors for your utility bill.

An outdoor kitchen is the perfect solution to this problem. Since you’re doing all of the cooking outside, you won’t have to worry about turning your AC on at all, and you also won’t have to worry about turning your entire home into a pressure cooker. It’s almost like your outdoor kitchen will pay for itself!

You’ll increase the value of your home.

This isn’t North Dakota. The people of California spend a ton of time in their yards throughout the year because, well, the weather is incredible. That makes an outdoor kitchen an excellent investment for the resale value of your home—one that can pique the interest of potential homebuyers and net you a little extra cash when you finally close.

Let’s face it—outdoor kitchens are a trendy and desirable part of a home. They make for amazing entertainment opportunities, and they certainly make your nosy neighbors jealous. But more than anything, they naturally increase the amount of livable square footage on your property—and that’s enough to set you apart from all of the other houses on the market.

Choose Swink’s Creations for Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest trends in home remodeling today—and you need Swink’s Creations to get the job done right. With years of experience with landscaping and home remodeling, we can help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen for your needs, your style, and your budget, so you can have something you’ll enjoy for many years to come. Don’t wait—get started with Swink’s Creations today!