Your home is an extension of your personality and taste. If you’re constantly entertaining people at your home it makes sense to maximize your available space for entertainment. One of the most interesting ways I have seen this accomplished is through the addition of an outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen not only allows for more space to entertain friends and family when the weather is nice, it is an ideal place to unwind after a long day.
This design concept is even more impressive when paired with an amazing view. If you’re considering building a second home near the beach, or on a lake, this is an idea that you should strongly consider. Not only will this additional “room” add livability to the property, it will also add value to your home. More so than ever people are demanding more living space in home purchases, and this will certainly set your property apart if and when it comes time to sell.
Some of the lakefront home sites in our communities would make great backdrops for an evening of outdoor cooking. Few lakes have the same natural beauty as ours, and wouldn’t it me nice to be able to sit out on your porch for dinner and take in that splendor on a late summer night? This is nature’s way of saying “well done” after a long day or week.
If this idea is something you’re interested in you need to look at the Southern Living photo gallery that gives a great idea of how an outdoor kitchen should look and operate. If you live in a Westervelt Community and are interested in an addition, you need to make sure any and all design plans are approved by your neighborhood’s ARB.