Are BBQ Islands and Outdoor Kitchens Worth the Investment?

Increase the value of your property with a custom BBQ island or outdoor kitchen.

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One of the most popular few key phrases that buyers search for when looking for properties in Murrieta, Temecula and San Diego County is “Indoor/Outdoor Living”. In fact, a survey by the National Association of Realtors revealed that more than half of home buyers would be willing to pay a premium price for a house with an outdoor living area!

Exterior spaces for dining, cooking or entertaining are more affordable than adding interior space to your home, provide you and your family with a more comfortable, convenient way to enjoy more of your property, and may be a benefit to your health. If you want to have the “entertainers dream backyard”, here are a few reasons why you should go for it!

How Much Does a BBQ Island or Outdoor Kitchen Cost?

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The cost will depend on materials selected, size and appliances to go with your BBQ Island or outdoor kitchen. The cost will vary based on how extravagant you want it to be. Click here for a price of a custom BBQ Island. While you don’t want to skimp on quality construction and stainless steel appliances, some of the exterior materials used can make a big difference in price.  For example, adding stone to the side of your BBQ Island or counter siding can be a lot more expensive than stucco. When designing the counter, choosing a tile over granite or marble can save you thousands of dollars.

If the idea of adding an outdoor kitchen to your own home seems financially daunting, you’re not alone in your thinking. It can be expensive to build a BBQ Island or outdoor kitchen and it may leave you wondering if the return on investment is worth it? Regardless of the BBQ Island or outdoor kitchen cost, it is well worth the investment. Here are three reasons why we think so.

  1. It Increases the Value of Your Home

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The outdoor kitchen trend is on the rise, and not going away anytime soon. In a survey done by Casual Living Magazine, 49% of homeowners have already added outdoor living and a cooking area to their home. In addition, of the people who stated that they did not have a BBQ island or outdoor kitchen, about 25% said that they were anticipating adding one within a year.

By investing in a BBQ Islands or outdoor kitchen, you’ll put your home in line with the latest in kitchen remodels but with a much lower price tag.  Exterior spaces for dining, cooking or entertaining are generally more affordable than adding interior space to your home and provides you and your family with a more comfortable, convenient way to enjoy more of your property and spend more time outside.

BBQ Islands and outdoor kitchens nationally can return 100% to 200% of the improvement cost. Warmer areas such as Temecula, Murrieta and San Diego county all tend to see a higher ROI than colder areas although recently, even outdoor kitchens in cold climates are gaining in popularity.

  1. It Increases Your Living Space.

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Your cooking area and outdoor entertaining space increase in size. Think of all the times you’ve thought to yourself how nice it would be to have a larger kitchen to cook, spend time with family and friends, and entertain in. While you could easily invest money in remodeling or expanding your home’s indoor kitchen, choosing to build an outdoor kitchen is a far more cost effective option.

Part of the reason that BBQ islands and backyard kitchens are becoming so popular is because they expand the size of your home (and essentially increase your kitchen size). When you invest in a BBQ Islands or outdoor kitchen, you are building a new room – a room that’s outdoors, but still a fully functional space to eat, play and relax in your home.

If you like to entertain, a BBQ Island or outdoor kitchen won’t only expand your outdoor space – it will also impress your guests! By way of return on investment, your new BBG island or outdoor kitchen can drastically lower the expense of eating at restaurants  – hosting dinner and events at your own home suddenly becomes more appealing than dining out.

  1. It Improves Your Health and Wellness

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One of the best reasons to invest in a BBQ Island or outdoor kitchen is that you’ll end up investing in your own wellness, as well as the wellness of your family! When you build a BBQ island or outdoor kitchen in your home, you’re building an opportunity to spend more time outdoors, and all the healthy benefits that accompany it.

When you spend more time outdoors with the help of your newly designed backyard, you can experience scientifically proven benefits, such as improved memory and concentration, restored mental energy, reduced stress levels, sharper thinking and creativity, and more. And isn’t your own health and livelihood the most important thing you can invest in?

While the cost of an outdoor kitchen requires at least a few thousand dollars to build, investing in a BBQ island or outdoor kitchen, will pay off exponentially in the future. But, it is important to remember that if you are going to invest in a BBQ island or outdoor kitchen, you need to ensure it is built correctly and with quality materials, including a stainless steel grill and appliances, a welded joint frame, superior counter-tops, and amenities like a pizza oven, fire table, or kegerator, pit, will even further elevate your backyard living space.

Valley Hot Spring Spas and BBQ Islands creates custom, luxury islands and outdoor kitchens using premiere stainless-steel frame construction with fully welded joints. The frames are then put through a rust proof coating process. This entire process takes more time, but it ensures that your new barbecue island or outdoor kitchen will never sag, warp or fail structurally. The result is a far superior product that will last a lifetime!

Ready to invest in your own outdoor kitchen? Call us now at 951-698-3115 or come by a Design Center to meet with a backyard design expert in Temecula BBQ Islands or Murrieta BBQ Islands or North County BBQ Islands and Hot Tubs.

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