Whether you covet a grill and prep station or create a custom BBQ island with bar seating and a fridge. There’s something about outdoor cooking and eating that’s quite simply matchless. No matter how fancy your indoor kitchen is, nothing beats the vibe of the summer breeze.
The last year and a half have changed our world upside down for sure. We are now forced to think twice before shaking hands with someone or eating birthday cake. Let alone gathering and celebrating at every chance we get!
With new variants of coronavirus making an appearance so often, we’re bound to stay at home a lot more this year. It means we will miss out on dining outside at favorite restaurants and bars. So, what better way to make the homestay fun than creating a custom BBQ island that will quench all your desires for caprice dishes in a beautiful ambiance?!
I upgraded my outdoor kitchen and added a brand new custom BBQ island last June. And honestly, I couldn’t be any more happy and thankful for that decision. From celebrating Fourth of July BBQ complete with a pool party with my family circle to roasting marshmallows and listening to podcasts around the fire in winter – there’s so much we’ve done and are yet to do.
The investment was very much worth it – it just didn’t give my home’s net worth a boost but also helped me create beautiful memories and spend quality time with people I cherish.
So, in this blog, I’ll list out 3 reasons why you should invest in a custom BBQ island before 2021 ends! Yes, you read that right – it’s already August!
But regardless of the cost, we can all agree that a BBQ island is well worth the investment, isn’t it?
It Increases Your Home’s Net Worth
The outdoor kitchen trend is on a steady rise – it isn’t just another fad that’s going to go away soon. According to a recent survey by Casual Living Magazine, over 49% of people surveyed have already installed an outdoor living and a cooking area into their home. And among those who haven’t yet, 25% of the respondents said they’re planning to add one within one year.
The main advantage of adding a BBQ island in your outdoor kitchen is that it will swiftly put your home in competition with the latest in kitchen models – and naturally position you in the top tier in the unstable real estate market. And the best part is that this can all happen at a fraction of the cost.
The National Association of Realtors survey shared that over half of home buyers are willing to pay a premium price for a home with an outdoor living area.
Contrary to popular belief, exterior spaces for cooking, dining, and entertaining come at a much lower price than upgrading interior spaces. In addition, it provides you and your peers/family a more comfortable and scenic way to enjoy the property and spend more time outside.
Nationally, BBQ islands can return around 100% to 200% of the initial improvement cost. That being said, the return on investment quite significantly depends on the climate of your region. Naturally, warmer areas receive a higher ROI than colder ones – although outdoor kitchens in colder climates are also gaining traction. Warm Californian regions like San Diego, Temecula, and Murrieta all receive higher ROI compared to other areas.
It Increases Your Home’s Size
The main reason backyard kitchens with custom BBQ islands are popular is because they essentially increase the kitchen’s size and add to the livable area of the home.
Well, technically, a custom BBQ island or outdoor kitchen won’t increase your home’s actual size. But it will increase the livable area manyfold. Reminiscent about all those times you wished for a bigger kitchen for convenience or a wider seating room, so guests don’t have to cram together. An outdoor kitchen with a custom BBQ island is an answer to all of your woes.
Although you can easily invest money in expanding and remodeling your home’s indoor area, it’s going to be very costly. However, you can build a fully functional outdoor area with plenty of space to eat, relax, and play for a much lesser amount.
When you invest in an outdoor kitchen, you are creating a new area in your house – one that is outside but entirely functional for eating and entertaining. Why rush in and out of the house when you can bring everything you require outside?
And if you are someone like me who loves to host and entertain, your custom BBQ island is bound to turn heads and make a statement. In terms of return on investment, there’s no doubt it will work as a social currency.
It Builds Your Health And Brings Family Closer
One of the strongest reasons to buy a BBQ island or outdoor kitchen is that you’ll be investing in your health and the health of your family! When you construct a BBQ island or outdoor kitchen in your house, you’re providing yourself with the option to spend more time outside and reap the health benefits that come with it.
You can benefit from scientifically established benefits such as increased memory and concentration, regenerated mental energy, reduced stress levels, quicker thinking and creativity, and more when you spend more time outside at your newly constructed backyard kitchen. Isn’t it true that the most essential thing you can invest in is your health and well-being?
And let’s not forget the fact that BBQ has always brought our loved ones closer and create beautiful memories. When you have a beautiful BBQ island at home, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion once in a blue moon to barbecue and have fun. So, there’s no doubt BBQ islands also help in bringing families closer to each other.
It will also help you cut down costs quite significantly of eating at restaurants – after all, hosting dinners and events at home is now much more appealing than before!
How Much Will A Custom BBQ Island Or An Outdoor Kitchen Cost?
Honestly, there’s no one size fits all rule here. The cost will primarily be based on the materials selected, sizes, and appliances to go with your BBQ island. Also, the cost will sway depending on how lavish you want it. Check out the prices for some of our best-selling BBQ islands here.
While you shouldn’t cut corners on the construction quality and stainless steel equipment, the exterior materials used can create a significant difference in cost.
Adding stone to the side of your BBQ island or counter siding, for example, might be significantly more expensive than stucco. Choosing a tile over granite or marble for the counter can save you a lot of costs.
If you want to go all out and install a BBQ island that you saw on TikTok and Pinterest, we’re here to help you emulate that dream to the T. But if the idea of adding an outdoor kitchen seems too daunting financially, we’re here to help you with that too – help you create the perfect BBQ island and outdoor kitchen to match your expectations within budget.
Before you go, here are a few reasons you should consider Bay Area BBQ for your custom BBQ island!
Why Should You Consider Bay Area BBQ For Your Custom BBQ Island?
We Make Custom BBQ Islands Hassle-Free
‘At Bay Area BBQ every day, we take on complicated, costly, and labor-intensive processes and simplify them for you. Our main ethos is to be the best resource at your disposal and help you select, design, and order your custom BBQ island.
Everything you need to build your BBQ island comes straight to your driveway for backyard assembly. It doesn’t get any simpler!
Also, we ensure that your BBQ island matches your expectations and budget at the same time.
We Make Custom BBQ Islands High Quality
Bay Area BBQ Island’s kitchen components and materials are hand-picked and rigorously tested for functionality and durability in even the most extreme environments. In addition, we have partnered with the most premium and trustworthy names in the outdoor grill, appliance, and accessory manufacturers.
For example, Twin Eagles boasts of a wide range of premium BBQ islands that will satisfy even the most discerning outdoor safe.
We Make Your Space Enjoyable
The outdoor kitchen is the most popular special function space, according to the American Institute of Architects. Our outdoor kitchen kits are built with input from leading designers to maximize functionality and utility. This helps you to get the most out of your outdoor kitchen space, even in small spaces.
Lastly, your backyard will be the envy of the neighborhood with your luxury BBQ island. It will become a place where your friends and family will come together to enjoy fabulous food and precious time.
Your custom bbq island will bring tremendous fun and memories with loved ones for years to come.