3 Reasons Adding An Outdoor Kitchen To Your Home Will Make You Smile This Summer

Do you enjoy making your backyard a focal point for entertainment? Tired of having to end a great day outside to go inside and prepare a meal? We’re here to help! Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home will keep not only you smiling, yet appetites as well!

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1. Less clean up; more relaxing

Everybody loves a home cooked meal but getting the kitchen back to its tidy condition on a hot summer night is not the most fun. Instead, throw on the outdoor stove, fire up the grill and cook away worry-free. While you still want to keep your kitchen area clean to prevent too many “unwanted guests” from showing up, you won’t find yourself scrubbing and stressing over that hard-to-reach grease spot. Did we mention the kids? Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home helps eliminate the risk of your floors being destroyed when the little ones are around. Make a mess? Grab the hose!

2. Lower Your Air Conditioning Bill

As many already know, summer in Connecticut can just be outright brutal. Heat, humidity and at times not all that much precipitation leaves residents running air conditioning units all season long. Running your indoor kitchen in the summer heat can not only add too the increased electric bill yet also increase the internal temperature of your home, demanding that your AC unit work overtime in order to keep the temperatures down. Adding an outdoor kitchen to your property allows you to keep the heat in the kitchen and the cool air inside, all summer long.

3. Outdoor Entertainment

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, family event, fun night with friends, or just a night in, some delicious eats are always welcome! Adding an outdoor kitchen to your property provides you with the utensils and familiarity of an indoor kitchen with the freedom and open air of a backyard barbeque. These cooking spaces also make an excellent area for a “community meal” or “group dinner” where everyone has some room to prepare their own dish without being confined into a warm kitchen.

Outdoor kitchens will provide you with less clean up, lower AC costs and memorable outdoor entertainment. Whether you are aiming for “entertainer of the year” amongst your group or looking for a simple way to enhance your dining experience, our team at Clarke as design ideas to bring your property to new heights.

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"We didn't want to let too much time pass before writing to you. We are so pleased with the patio and have already used it many times in the past few weeks. We always had a nice retreat in the woods - but now we are actually USING the space to read, cook and relax. Your team was a pleasure to work with on the project. Dave kept everything moving and we felt very well informed throughout the build. He went above and beyond to make sure that our property was well cared for and that the patio ultimately fit our vision. Jimmy was the other key component to the team. He is an extremely hard worker that was very dedicated to the project and easily served as our onsite contact when Dave was unavailable. We cannot compliment either of them enough! From the beginning, we have loved your vision for this project and we hope to work with you again in the future. Thank you for creating our new backyard oasis! It's perfect." Read more comments

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