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4 Outdoor Kitchen Features to Consider for Your Project

4 Outdoor Kitchen Features to Consider for Your Project

When you sit down with your landscape designer to create the custom outdoor kitchen of your dreams, there are many features that you can choose to add to the area such as countertops, ovens, refrigerators, and so much more.

Outdoor kitchens are beautiful, but there are four particular features you should consider adding to your project. Learn about these features and how they will benefit your property in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Green Hill, and nearby cities in Tennessee.


1. Add a wine and beverage cooler.

Outdoor kitchen with wine and drink cooler in Mt. Juliet, TN.

When you have guests over to your outdoor kitchen, you will not want to be going in and out repeatedly to refill wine glasses and get supplies for drinks because it interrupts the flow of conversation and you could miss things. If you add a wine and beverage cooler to the kitchen's space, then you can avoid that back and forth with a fully stocked cooler.

The size of the space depends on how much you plan to entertain, but we can create an area for any size wine cooler you like.


2. Install a sink so you can use it outside.

Outdoor kitchen with sink and grill in Lebanon, TN.

An outdoor sink provides a place to clean up dishes, wine glasses, or other items from cooking outside without taking the mess inside your home. This way, you can clean up while your guests are still there and not put it off until morning. Leaving dirty dishes outside is a good way to attract bugs to your outdoor living space, too. The sink will give you a chance to clean up that food debris as soon as ...

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Why You Should Consider Renovating Your Outdoor Space

Why You Should Consider Renovating Your Outdoor Space

Undertaking new outdoor living space projects yield two big returns: more family time and a hefty return on investment. Hardscapes built with quality materials by our experienced contractor team in the Mt. Juliet, TN area hold-up against time and weather, leaving you with a valuable addition to your home that pays for itself.

Aside from the obvious, there are several reasons why you should consider renovating your outdoor space, including high ROI, improved curb appeal, and much more.


New Outdoor Living Spaces Are a Worthy Investment with a High Average ROI

Studies have shown that quality-built outdoor living spaces provide a respectable ROI, especially when they are constructed with sturdy materials and installed by experienced professionals. The average return on investment varies depending upon the size and the specifics of the project.

According to Supermoney.com, the average ROI for new hardscaping projects is between 20% - 30%.

We specialize in high-end projects, which lead to higher than average ROIs. For example, our fully customized outdoor kitchens typically include durable, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops which hold more intrinsic value than those with lower-tiered built-in equipment and materials.

Many clients request amenities like dishwashers, bar areas, custom fire pits, and LED lighting products, which also boost investment returns. Our patios are generally constructed with attractive concrete pavers, stone,...

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What You Should Know About Winterizing Your Outdoor Kitchen

What You Should Know About Winterizing Your Outdoor Kitchen

Having an outdoor kitchen is one of the most enjoyable amenities to have during the spring and summer! They provide an excellent opportunity for entertaining family and friends and help keep your home cooler by preparing and cooking meals outdoors.

However, when winter comes rolling in, it is important to take extra care in preparing your outdoor kitchen for its period of inactivity. Winterizing your outdoor kitchen is about the only maintenance required to keep it in good working order. However, this maintenance is extremely important if you want to avoid costly repairs and replacements for your outdoor kitchen.


Prevent Frozen Water Lines & Damaged Appliances by Shutting off the Water Supply

During the winter, water lines have the potential to freeze up and that can cause damage to both the water lines and the appliances they are hooked up to. First, make sure to locate and completely shut off the water supply that leads to your outdoor kitchen.

Use the indoor shutoff when you cut off the water supply. This way you have no water running in any of the outside water lines.

Major appliances, such as an icemaker or a refrigerator, should be double-checked to ensure all water is drained from the lines as well.


Clean Your Appliances in the Fall

Everything in your outdoor kitchen should be thoroughly cleaned before winter. A fall cleaning allows your appliances to remain clean and be ready to go in spring! Here are some cleaning suggestions for a...

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Will an Outdoor Kitchen Provide a Return on Investment (ROI)?

Will an Outdoor Kitchen Provide a Return on Investment (ROI)?

An outdoor kitchen is a feature that so many homeowners want to have added to their property, especially here in Tennessee. There's no denying how an outdoor kitchen can enhance your ability to entertain family and friends, while taking advantage of favorable weather. There is also the improved aesthetics to your home that an outdoor kitchen brings.

However, one question that sometimes bubbles up, particularly if a homeowner is planning to sell their house, is how much value to your home does an outdoor kitchen add, and what is the ROI (Return On Investment)?

Let's explore some of the factors that may go into answering this question.

Straight to the Data - Your Expected ROI

In terms of trying to place an actual number on what a homeowner can expect as an ROI on their outdoor kitchen investment, the range is actually quite wide. Depending on which data reports and surveys you analyze (for example, quickenloans.com), a homeowner can expect a range of 50% to 200% of the original cost of building the outdoor kitchen to be the ROI.

This favorable ROI, along with the enjoyment that one receives from entertaining friends and family with an outdoor kitchen, is why these luxury elements are popular for homeowners in the Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, TN and surrounding areas.

A favorable ROI of 50% to 200% should be expected on a properly designed and constructed outdoor kitchen.

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Top 3 Reasons to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Top 3 Reasons to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

This year, entertain your family and friends in an outdoor oasis with your very own outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens are all the rage and for good reason. Small touches can add dimension, style, and decoration when you transform your outdoor space into an extended living space.

All outdoor kitchens are fully customizable. Homeowners choose exactly which appliances, building materials, and additions they want for their home. Some of the most prominent features of an outdoor kitchen include a stove, grill, or oven, sink, countertops, and even tables or seating areas.

Why do you want an outdoor kitchen this summer? Let us tell you five reasons why summer is the perfect time for you to invest in this addition to your family's home!

1. An outdoor kitchen will increase the value of your home.

Most homeowners have so much useful, empty space outdoors. Take advantage and utilize that space by turning it into a full-functioning kitchen. This extended living space allows for a unique and valuable option that increases your home's worth, by adding a modern and luxurious feel to the outdoors, that combines both form and function seamlessly.

In fact, according to reputable sources, such as CNN Money, Remodeling Magazine, and About.com, outdoor kitchens can provide a return on investment (ROI) from 100% to 200% of the improvement’s cost.

Your outdoor kitchen will transform your backyard into a functional and sophisticated living space.

2. Outdoor...

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