Don’t Regret Hosting Your Next Outdoor Get-Together
You’re hosting an outdoor party. The guests are starting to arrive, and you already have kids playing in the backyard pool. That means the first hour of your party is split into a tag-team effort of opening the door for staggered arrivals, keeping an eye on the swimmers, and trying to keep the food in order. At first, it seems like barbecuing should have made everything easier to organize in the moment. If you’re cooking in the backyard where are the activity is, after all, you won’t miss out on anything. Right?
But that’s never the case. You’re going to be running back inside for more ice or bell peppers. Someone’s going to ring the doorbell forty-five minutes in, even though the gate is wide open. Everything feels scattered and rushed. Even worse, everyone’s mingling around the pool where there’s more room to chat. You’re missing out on all the conversations, after all.
This is where an outdoor kitchen steps in.
Outdoor kitchens are more than a stove and a refrigerator that are designed to last outside. An outdoor kitchen is a well-designed, open space that encourages people to sit around the bar counter and to chat with you as you cook. It brings the party back onto your patio so hosting doesn’t turn into such a solitary job.
Outdoor living spaces also give you the functional storage you need so you’re not running back and forth from the house. You can store all your produce and meat in the outdoor refrigerator so the conversation doesn’t even have to pause as you pull it out. Sealed and protected storage space also lets you keep plenty of cups, silverware, and platters ready and waiting.
Even better, an outdoor living space makes you want to host a party again. Go to Allied Outdoor Solutions to see our gallery of outdoor kitchens and find the design that’s right for you.