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Adding an outdoor living space to your Florida home is a great way to enhance your backyard’s looks and functionality. From entertaining guests and grilling, to simply enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning surrounded by nature, there are many benefits to having an outdoor kitchen. 


Our team at Synergy Outdoor Living enjoys sharing tips for those who want to transform their backyard into an inviting oasis and take advantage of all that Florida’s great outdoors has to offer. Let’s get inspired!  



#1. Enhanced Entertaining 

#2. Lowered Energy Costs 

#3. Added Value to Your Home 

#4. Extend Your Living & Entertaining Space 

#5. Easier Clean-Up  

#6. Food Cooked on the Grill Tastes Better 

#7. Boost Your Mental Health  

Bring the Fun Outdoors: The Benefits of Outdoor Kitchens  


The days of setting up a grill and some patio furniture and calling it a day are long gone. Homeowners with patios and backyard space are now designing and installing larger outdoor kitchens with all the bells and whistles.  


Some of the benefits of transforming your backyard into an outdoor kitchen include: 


#1. Enhanced Entertaining 


Having friends and family over is easy thanks to outdoor living spaces. Not only do you have more room to move around, but when food is being grilled or cooked outside guests can gather around the grill and socialize while the meal is being prepared and cooked.  


Outside, you can have mood music playing, fun lighting, and outdoor furniture that allow your guests to relax while smelling the delicious aromas coming from your grill. Plus, no more trips carrying hot dishes in and out of the house! 


#2. Lowered Energy Costs 


An often-overlooked benefit of installing an outdoor kitchen is the energy savings. Installing an outdoor living space can be expensive, but it can save you money on energy costs because the heat from cooking won’t increase the temperature of your house. This means that your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard!  


Bonus: Odors from cooking won’t linger or permeate your indoor living space. Nice!  


#3. Added Value to Your Home 


One of the best ways to enhance your home’s value is to invest in an outdoor living space, no matter how big or small.  


Outdoor kitchens have a much  

higher ROI than other home improvements. 


This added home value is especially true if your outdoor kitchen is made of high-quality materials, appliances, or add-ons. 


Some of our favorite elements that add extra value to the space include:  



#4. Extend Your Living & Entertaining Space 


Imagine hosting friends and family outdoors for summer barbecues in your very own outdoor kitchen or cozy gatherings around the firepit on chillier nights. Let your imagination run wild by thinking of how you can turn your backyard into a comfortable living space that complements both indoor and outdoor entertaining needs. 


Not only can you enjoy the fresh air but you’ll gain some extra elbow room. With a few updates and help from our designers at Synergy Outdoor Living, you can transform your yard into a private oasis where you can relax in style. 


#5. Easier Clean-Up  


Year-round grilling outside is one of the best parts of living in the Sunshine State. Cooking and gathering with friends around a smoky grill in your backyard is an experience like no other. While all that cooking may come with a lot of mess and cleanup— an outdoor kitchen space makes cleanup easier than ever!  


With a built-in sink and refrigerator, you can prepare food outdoors, cook on the grill or stovetop burners, then store leftovers quickly and easily in a built-in refrigerator—making clean-up fast and convenient.  


And, since outdoor kitchens are built from weatherproof materials like stainless steel, they are easy to clean with a soft brush and mild soap, and won’t rust or stain easily. It’s a win-win! 

#6. Food Cooked on the Grill Tastes Better 


Have you ever noticed how food seems to taste better when it’s been grilled? Whether it’s a juicy steak, tender vegetables, or a simple hamburger, there’s something special about the flavor that comes from grilling. But why exactly does the food on the grill taste so good?  


It all has to do with the unique cooking process of grilling: 


  • High heat enhances the flavor of food by breaking down the collagen in meat and caramelizing the sugar in fruits and vegetables.
  • Moreover, grilling dishes with charring imparts a distinct smoky flavor that is impossible to achieve with other cooking techniques.
  • Each bite is covered with a mouthwatering taste from the fragrant smoke produced when fat drips onto burning coals.


*Plus eating outside enhances the entire experience!*  


#7. Boost Your Mental Health  


An outdoor kitchen is a perfect addition to any outdoor living space, as it gives you the chance to take advantage of fresh air while cooking delicious meals for family and friends. Plus, being outside can improve your mental health and well-being.  


It’s simple, being outside is beneficial to your health  

and is proven to lower stress and anxiety.  


According to research, being outside can help decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression by raising endorphins; so why not create a space where you can get some much-needed fresh air?  


Imagine this: you’re cooking on a built-in grill, and the Florida breeze is softly blowing by as you watch the sunset. Sounds perfect, right?! 


More Inspiration > Don’t Ignore These Things When Designing an Outdoor Kitchen  

Credit: Delta Heat     

Enjoy a New Dimension of Entertaining 


An outdoor kitchen is a great way to entertain your friends and family while enjoying nature. Whether you want to create a space for hosting friends with a pizza oven or you just need a simple grill setup, Synergy Outdoor Living is the perfect partner for your project! 


With our quality products and customer service, you can rest assured that your outdoor kitchen in Tampa, Orlando, or Jacksonville will be one of a kind. Let’s get started today!

Synergy Outdoor Living