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With the COVID-19 lockdown still in full effect for many of us across the country, there’s never been a better time to take up a remodeling project than right now. Summer remodels, in particular, are a great idea right now. An outdoor kitchen is one example of a remodeling project that will both raise your home’s value and provide you with a ton of entertainment while you and your family are stuck at home this summer.

In case you’re interested in the idea of installing an outdoor kitchen, let’s take a look at how to accomplish this and what to expect in terms of an ROI.

Backyard/Outdoor Projects to Compliment an Outdoor Kitchen

Installing an outdoor kitchen in your backyard is as simple as installing one indoors. There are, however, some varying factors to address as well. If you have a concrete patio, for instance, you might want to look at how to remove grease stains from concrete. This info will come in handy if you have any existing grease stains, as well as if you end up with grease stains from using your outdoor kitchen.

Another project to compliment your outdoor kitchen would be adding a pergola. There are plenty of pergola design ideas to choose from and it’s definitely the perfect way to introduce some much-needed shade to your outdoor kitchen.

How Much Value Can an Outdoor Kitchen Add?

How much value you can expect to add with an outdoor kitchen depends on what kind of materials and how many features you add to your kitchen. Different quartz colors for your countertops, for example, can affect your overall ROI. Quartz is likely to boost the value of your outdoor kitchen regardless, though.

Other considerations might be adding features like a grill or various other kitchen appliances. Adding kitchen cabinetry made from premium hardwood or stainless steel could be another way to boost the value.

The national average for ROI on outdoor kitchens ranges from 100% – 200%, depending on how much you put into it. For homeowners looking to get all their money back and then some on a remodel, it’s hard to beat the addition of an outdoor kitchen.

Now is the Perfect Time to Build An Outdoor Kitchen

With COVID-19 still floating around and lockdowns still somewhat in effect for most of us, it’s likely you have all the time you need to start on a big remodeling project like adding an outdoor kitchen. You can get a ton of use out of it if you happen to be home a lot more than usual over the next few months, and buyers will flock to your property if they see an outdoor kitchen on your listing.

The value you generate from adding an outdoor kitchen will depend on what materials you use to build it, but no matter how you slice, this remodel is almost a surefire bet to get you a 100% ROI, if not more.

Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.

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