|April 9, 2012|
With spring here and summer just around the corner, Portland homeowners are starting to look for any reason to spend time outside in the sun. Garden parties, barbeques, and pool parties are just a few of fair-weather activities that Portlanders get excited about. In Portland, outdoor kitchens can turn an ordinary backyard get-together into an event your friends will be talking about for a long time. The following are just a few of the benefits of installing an outdoor kitchen in your backyard:
With an outdoor kitchen, you don’t need to worry about dragging out the grill and getting everything set up. This saves you time, cuts back on stress, and allows you to pay more attention to your guests.
Dinner guests often want to help with some sort of prep work, but too many cooks in the kitchen can do more harm than good. When you’re cooking in an outdoor kitchen, however, there is plenty of room for friends and family to lend a helping hand without stepping on your toes.
Healthier cooking options.
Grilling is one of the healthiest cooking methods available. Lean meats and vegetables taste great right off the grill, with little need for butter or fatty sauces. An outdoor kitchen gives you plenty of opportunity to cook all the fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables that spring and summer are known for.
Clean-up is a breeze.
Scrubbing a grill is a lot easier than scrubbing a sink full of dirty dishes. Cleaning your outdoor kitchen after a meal also allows you to continue to socialize with your friends while you’re tidying up, which tends to make the cleaning process much more fun!
Exciting everyday meals.
Preparing and cooking lunches and dinners in an outdoor kitchen can turn ordinary meals into fun family events. Eating outside in sunny weather can make even the lowliest sandwich into a culinary event!