Spring is so close, we can almost taste it! We’ve come to the final stretches of chilly winter weather. And, for a lot of Long Island homeowners, it means time to start planning masonry projects! Most homeowners take their first steps towards landscape design, concrete driveways and masonry work this time of year. Basically, it’s right on time if you want to enjoy it for the summer.

When it comes to flawless ways to upgrade your home, at the very height of home improvement is an outdoor kitchen. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Imagine having all of the appliances and features of your kitchen, but right in your backyard! If you’re a homeowner who loves to entertain in the summer, an outdoor kitchen is your dream come true.

In this post, we’ll list four reasons why you should install an outdoor kitchen for the summer. They’re one of the most popular home improvement projects these days. Obviously, it’s for a very good reason.

1. Expand Your Living Space

Imagine your backyard as it now. Picture all of the grass, the furniture, and your patio. Now, picture your backyard with a complete kitchen. Are you salivating yet? Basically, the installation of an outdoor kitchen takes your backyard to the next level. Once you find the right masonry contractor, the sky is the limit!

An outdoor kitchen isn’t just ideal for the consummate entertainer. Just because you’re not a frequent host of backyard parties doesn’t mean an outdoor kitchen isn’t for you. Obviously, any homeowner can enjoy the benefits of a kitchen in their backyard. Suddenly, you have the option to cook all your meals and enjoy them outside. This significant expansion gives you a lot more living space, plus an incomparable convenience.

2. Keep Cooking Odors Outdoors

Obviously, not every cooking smell is a bad one. Sometimes, the aroma of baking cookies or sizzling bacon can be a welcome fragrance. However, sometimes there are cooking smells we’d rather not introduce into our house. Fried food might be delicious to eat, but it’s terrible to smell.

In this case, an outdoor kitchen is a dream come true. If you have the option to cook unpleasant-smelling foods outdoors, you’ll never have to frantically ventilate the odor from your home again. You’ll never have to run amok in your kitchen with a can of air freshener if the smell never comes inside at all!

3. Upgrade Your Entertainment Game

Are you a passionate host who loves having parties? Summer is the time for backyard barbecues and get-togethers. A masonry poolscape isn’t the only way to transform your backyard. Therefore, for anyone who’s looking to give better parties than their neighbors, an outdoor kitchen is basically your golden ticket.

Think about how much time you spend bringing food, dishes, trays and drinks inside and outside during a backyard party. Now, imagine if none of that was necessary anymore. With an outdoor kitchen, you have the ability to store, prepare, cook and serve everything you need without having to fetch it from inside.  To be honest, it’s probably hard to quantify just how much time and energy an outdoor kitchen will be saving you. Everything you need will be within arm’s reach.

4. Increase Property Value

Naturally, any home improvement project will increase your property value. However, building an outdoor kitchen will not just increase your value. Basically, your home’s value will skyrocket.

An outdoor kitchen is a foolproof way to give your home added value. The appliances inherently boost your home’s worth. Additionally, the simple notion of an outdoor kitchen is a major selling point for prospective buyers. Who wouldn’t want the convenience and benefits of a kitchen in their backyard?


At Flawless Masonry, we’re committed to bringing the dreams of Long Island homeowners to fruition. Now that summer is coming, it’s the perfect time to start planning your home improvement projects. An outdoor kitchen is something many homeowners dream of, and our design team can happily collaborate with you to create your ultimate vision.