Outdoor kitchens are the ultimate way to entertain guests in the comfort of your own home. Not only are they a way to add an experiential element and increase your living space, but adding an outdoor kitchen can increase your home’s value with a 130% return on investment.

Knowing where to start planning the design and financial components of your outdoor kitchen can be overwhelming. With so many factors to consider in the design phase, here are some tips to plan the outdoor kitchen of your dreams:

Consider your current space

If you are looking to spice up your outdoor kitchen, the first step would be to assess the current space you have to work with, in order to create an action plan. When you are deciding on the appliances, furniture and entertainment elements that you want to include in your design, it’s important to know if you will need to expand your deck or perform any other construction that would allow for the necessary space.

Decide on the components

After you have a better idea about the space you have to work with, make a list of your desired appliances and furniture that would be ideal in your outdoor kitchen. Popular appliances for the ultimate outdoor kitchen include deluxe grills, pizza ovens, wine chillers, refrigerators, dish washes and freezers. To complete the outdoor kitchen experience, consider adding an outdoor bar, upscale patio furniture, a fire pit or fireplace and themed décor.

Do some research

If you want some inspiration on what your outdoor kitchen should look like, research ideas or themes online. You can get ideas from home decorating resources like HGTV or other home decorators on Pinterest to plan your outdoor kitchen’s visual components.

Plan your budget

Now that you have the roadmap to design your outdoor kitchen, creating a financial plan is the next step to make your dream a reality. Whether you are going to pay out of pocket or need financing, there are many options that can accommodate your budget.

Contact a construction loan specialist

A mortgage planner can help with a construction loan to finance your project. A cooking enthusiast himself, Ed Currie or one of our team members can help discuss loan options and rates and assist in structuring the loan and offering options that are right for you.

To learn more about financing the outdoor kitchen of your dreams, schedule an appointment by calling us at 847-214-2404 or contact us.

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