Creating a Kansas City Outdoor Kitchen
If you are looking to sell your home in order to move to Kansas City, local moving companies want you to know that updating your home before you sell it will not only help it sell faster, it will also help you to get more money for it.
One of the most sought out home trends of 2014 that you can expect to see continue throughout 2015, is outdoor kitchens. A lot of home building companies are already adding this trend into their floorplans, so if you already have a newer-style home with all updated appliances and are looking for a way to get more money out of selling your home, consider adding an outdoor kitchen.
Consider Utilizing Existing Space
Building an outdoor kitchen does not have to be a herculean task. If you already have a patio, deck, screened in porch, lanai, or useful outdoor living space, you can build an outdoor kitchen for less than your indoor kitchen.
If your indoor kitchen has a window that views the outside living area, you can use that window as a service window and build your outdoor kitchen in front of it, as if to conjoin the two kitchen spaces. Another great way to consider building your Kansas City outdoor kitchen, is by adding sliding doors that lead outside to your backyard kitchen. Utilizing existing exit windows and doors will help create a natural flow to your outdoor area, and when the weather is right, you can leave the windows and doors open, creating a large open space.
Create a Budget
If you are going to build an outdoor kitchen in order to increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell it, make sure that you do not spend an amount that you cannot get back and then some. In this case, it is best to stick to a basic outdoor kitchen creation, so that you can get more money back than what you spent on building costs. Consider functionality and create a look and appeal that can serve any family; potential homebuyers can always add to what you have created.
Once you have created your budget, research the prices of appliances online and figure out exactly what kind of outdoor kitchen you can create.
Choose the Right Appliances
In order to build a simple outdoor kitchen, one of the easiest ways is to create an island that will be complete with counter space, a dishwasher, slide-out garbage can, cabinets, and of course…a built in stove-top or grill.
For a more elaborate outdoor kitchen, you can add state-of-the-art appliances, a kitchen sink, an outdoor oven, refrigerator, or a grill that features multiple burners and a smoker for barbeque. You can also splurge on fireplaces, wet bars, deck heaters, a lobster boiler, or outdoor microwave.
Make It Weatherproof
An important thing to keep in mind when choosing appliances for your outdoor kitchen, is to make sure that they are weatherproof. If you are planning on using your outdoor kitchen a lot, you will want to make sure that the appliances can last multiple uses, as well as weather. When it comes to building materials, you want to make sure that you create a weatherproof kitchen from the floor, up. One of the best outdoor building materials is tile. You can tile the floor, walls, and your outdoor kitchen countertops. You can also use glass, ceramic, and natural stone as well.
Other options for flooring include: concrete, brick, and natural stone. The most popular and budget-friendly option for outdoor flooring is concrete.
Popular options for outdoor countertops also include stainless steel or granite. Thick glass could be another option as well.
Let All My Sons Lend You a Hand
If you will be building an outdoor kitchen in order to increase the value of your home for selling purposes, let All My Sons of Kansas City help you move on your moving day. We offer full service moving, so if you are tired after constructing your outdoor kitchen, you will not have to lift one box on your move-out day.