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Outdoor Kitchen Pros and Cons

Outdoor Kitchen Pros and Cons
An outdoor kitchen has its advantages and its challenges.

When the weather is right, there’s nothing like cooking outdoors and eating al fresco. A permanent outdoor kitchen has plenty of benefits for the backyard. However, it can also come with some challenges. If you are considering an outdoor kitchen installation, take a look at the pros and cons.



An outdoor kitchen can take on many looks, such as contemporary, rustic, or traditional. One can build the base with natural stone, brick, or exotic wood boards, and include amenities like a sink, fridge, and storage. One could even build a pizza oven. All these components come at a cost. Outdoor kitchens can be expensive, which is why some homeowners are wary to invest.

Wear and Tear

The elements can take a toll on this feature. Rain, snow, and heat can wear down the stone or metal over time and cause a build-up of grime, which is why outdoor kitchens need regular maintenance. Besides, one must always carefully clean the grill before lighting each time to avoid a fire.

Thieves and Animals

Any part of an outdoor grilling station that is loose is game for thieves and animals to take away. One should take special care to store, secure, and seal items so no creature can get to them. If you don’t seal off cavities like under the grill hood, you may find it turned into a squirrel’s nut stash.



Grilling and preparing meals outside is an American tradition. Preparing and serving meals outdoors reduces the need to go back and forth between the kitchen and the yard, and for further convenience, one can situate the grill station about 15-20 feet from the house.


Along with convenience, it also completes an outdoor entertainment area. What gathering is complete without food? When the backyard becomes an oasis, it can be a place for the owners and guests to enjoy for years to come.

Property Value

Most people will consider an outdoor kitchen to be a huge bonus in a property. It’s a permanent luxury feature that adds function and beauty. Therefore, if you sell your home one day, you can be sure it was worth the investment.  

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