Creech Landscape specializes in designing and constructing custom outdoor kitchens that suit your home, your vision, and your lifestyle. Three things that most Atlanta area homeowners enjoy are good food, good friends and good weather. One of the best ways to reap the benefits of all three is an outdoor kitchen.
No longer content with a simple grill on the patio, consumers are investing more in their home’s landscape. They’re turning the outdoors into an extended living space. If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor living experience, we can help. Together, we can create the perfect kitchen for your cooking and entertaining needs.
Outdoor kitchens make entertaining a breeze. They’re less crowded than most indoor spaces, allowing guests and the chef to socialize while food is being prepared and cooked. If your outdoor kitchen is adjacent to a pool, it makes it easier to supervise swimmers during meal preparation. When housed in a covered pavilion, your outdoor kitchen makes a great entertaining space even in inclement weather.
When the weather is nice, no one likes to be cooped up inside. One of the biggest benefits of an outdoor kitchen is extended living space. Outdoor kitchens bring the comforts of home outside. Easy access to food, cold drinks, and comfortable seating turns your outside space into an airy bonus room. If you’re hanging out with friends or enjoying time with your family, outdoor kitchens enable more fulfilling outdoor living.
Most of us have experienced the discomfort of an overly warm kitchen when preparing food for gatherings of family or friends. Having the oven on for almost any length of time raises the household temperature by up to five degrees. That means your AC unit has to work overtime to keep the air cool. This leads to higher energy bills, especially in the summer.
Grilling, smoking, and even baking outside takes the heat out of the kitchen. This keeps your interior more comfortable, and your cooling costs lower.
Compared to other outdoor home improvement projects, outdoor kitchens have a high rate of return on investment. Statistics show that the ROI for an outdoor kitchen can range anywhere from 60% to 200%. Aside from monetary benefit, outdoor kitchens are also high in ROE, or Return on Enjoyment. In terms of outdoor living features that get the most use, outdoor kitchens rank near the top. They’re also the most in-demand outdoor living feature. 61% of real estate industry professionals rank outdoor kitchens most popular with prospective buyers.
Most of us are guilty of spending too much time indoors, in front of a screen. It can be a work computer, watching football on TV, or scrolling social media on a smart phone. Whatever the format, technology makes it easy to sit more than we should.
A patio kitchen can encourage more outside time. This helps homeowners and their families reap the benefits of fresh air, sunshine, and physical activity.
28% of Americans eat in sit-down restaurants at least once a week. A staggering 80% east fast food in that same timeframe. Frequently dining on food prepared in a commercial setting can make it difficult to control your consumption – and your waistline.
Eating at home allows for control over the ingredients that go into our food. We can also scale down our portion sizes. An outdoor kitchen and dining area offers a change of scenery from the regular family dinner table. Consequently, this gives the feeling of dining “out” while saving money and calories.
For many people, the Covid-19 pandemic meant spending more time at home. Property owners began to their homes as a sanctuary, and looked for ways to upgrade and enhance their living spaces. Outdoor space was one of the most reimagined living areas of the past couple years. Outdoor kitchens played a significant role. With the increased interest, a number of trends began to take hold.
Today’s society is all about convenience. Many products today include smart technology integrations. Modern outdoor kitchens offer features like smart grills and smokers. These devices give you control via smartphone app and WiFi. Such technology offers unparalleled convenience. Change the temperature, monitor your food’s progress, or add smoke from your phone.
Everyone enjoys pizza. Whether it’s stainless steel or brick, wood-fired or gas, an outdoor pizza oven creates a unique cooking experience. Whereas indoor ovens cook at temperatures up to 450 degrees, outdoor pizza oven can reach 900 degrees Fahrenheit. This enables you to cook pizzas faster Outdoor pizza ovens are also great for other types of outdoor cooking, including baking bread, roasting vegetables, and slow cooking meats. For a truly versatile backyard kitchen, a pizza oven is a must.
No kitchen is complete without refrigeration to keep food and drinks cold. And no entertainment hub should be without a serving bar. Outdoor kitchens are not solely for grilling. They’re also a natural gathering spot for outdoor entertaining. Outdoor bars are an extension of the outdoor kitchen island. They can include mini fridges and under counter wine coolers, prep sinks, and ice machines. They also provide ample countertop/bar top space, as well as comfortable seating.
When it comes to ambience, it’s difficult to beat a fire. Fireplaces, fire pits, and tabletop fire features are popular additions to outdoor kitchens. The added heat from fire features helps keep outdoor living areas more comfortable. This can enable their use even in less ideal weather conditions. For casual entertaining, fire pits and fire tables make a great place to roast marshmallows or make s’mores. On more sophisticated evenings, the warm glow from a fire enhances the atmosphere.
A built-in grill station is the centerpiece of most outdoor kitchens. And while outdoor grills will always have their place, smokers are gaining favor. Smokers can be stand-alone or integrated into your kitchen structure. Built-in smokers have the benefit of work and storage space. If your outdoor kitchen is covered, it will also be better protected from the elements. In addition to a stainless-steel grill, a smoker can complete your outdoor kitchen setup. Particularly here in the south, where smoked meats and BBQ are king.
We use a variety of the highest quality materials in our custom designs to best suit your aesthetic preferences and needs. From stacked stone to stucco to brick, we can create almost any shape outdoor kitchen, with high end appliances and features. And our team consists of some of the most skilled craftspeople in the industry.
Ready to install your own outdoor kitchen? Contact Creech Landscape to get started.