An outdoor living space is the ultimate bonus room to your new Cedar Knoll Builders home. Not only do you have the power and flexibility to make your outdoor living space unique without the confines of a floorplan, but it’s also unlike any room in the house. Homeowners enjoy a cozy, yet functional outdoor space goes without saying, but did you know there are added benefits to cooking and entertaining outdoors too? With the prime grilling and cookout season upon us, learn the benefits of hosting an outdoor event.
Host without Cleaning Up: For most, the worst part about hosting friends and family is the need to clean the house only to dirty it up again. By entertaining outdoors all you need is a fresh tablecloth and paper plates and utensils. Your lovely patio and or pergola creates the perfect backdrop without requiring all the prep work for you!
Host a Larger Crowd: Graduation and birthday parties can be a theme during the summer months. Even with an open spacious concept, entertaining indoors can often be limiting to the number of people your house can accommodate. Entertaining outdoors can allow people to mingle and comfortably move without the confines of walls.
Eating Outside of the Box: Eating out of doors is more stimulating than the usual indoor routine. Oftentimes it is just nice to eat while enjoying a change of scenery. While preparing dinner can be a very fun and social activity, instead of being holed up in the hot stuffy kitchen, friends and family can chat and socialize as you grill something delicious and easy.
Keep Your House Cool: If you’re not subject to turning on the air conditioner unit, cooking indoors can be quite humid, hot and leave you feeling irritable throughout the cooking process. And if you are enjoying the cool air of an a.c. unit, save on energy bills by opting to grill outside. Enjoy the setting sun while you enjoy the cooler temperatures without having to turn on the oven. And the added bonus; no lingering odors either!
Health Benefits of Grilling: Belief it or not, studies suggest that eating outside actually makes the food taste better! The fresh air lowers your stress hormones and blood pressure, so you feel more relaxed and even focused on the food you set before you. When you are stressed, it is hard to pay attention to the food you are eating so you don’t enjoy it as much. Being outside is a natural mood booster. Everybody could use a little more Vitamin D, so get your dosage with 10-15 minutes grilling outside.
If you’re ready to check out your outdoor space options, stop by our newly remodeled Design Center complete with outdoor patio, morning sunroom, three-season room, pergola and grill. We’ve love to showcase our work and make your dream outdoor space a reality.