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Taking it outdoors: The great Aussie outdoor kitchen lifestyle

It was once famously said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. However, it’s probably more true to say that the kitchen is the hearth of the home. Indeed, in the olden days of yore, when families gathered around the fire instead of the TV, the hearth (the fireplace) was where they would sit and break bread. In this sense, the hearth of the home is the forerunner to the modern kitchen. So it makes sense to say that the kitchen is both the heart and the hearth of the home. However, these days we’ve mostly replaced cooking on an open fire with microwaving, baking and deep frying our meals. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can get back to our roots and bring the family back together by creating a brand new hearth. However, there is no need to go putting a fire pit in the middle of your kitchen just yet. Why not expand your living space and entertaining options by investing in an outdoor kitchen instead?

The benefits of an outdoor kitchen

A new year dawning brings with it much promise and potential. Thoughts of lifestyle and home improvements, spending more time outdoors, relaxing, and enjoying time with family and friends. How can one go about accomplishing such plans? By expanding the living space of your home with an outdoor kitchen upgrade. With this in mind let’s take a look at some of the many great reasons why an outdoor kitchen makes sense in our great Aussie backyards.

Great for entertaining (and impressing) your mates

Can’t you just picture it? Summer BBQs with your nearest and dearest. The kids are running around the backyard. You’ve got some nice tunes playing or maybe you’re watching the footy. Strings of lights to set the mood. Someone hands you a beer whilst you’re cooking up the perfect turkey roast on your new infrared BBQ. Ahhh, how’s the serenity?

Increase the value of your place

When you own an outdoor kitchen, you have something that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come. What’s more, an outdoor kitchen will also add value to your home. If and when it comes time to sell, potential buyers will imagine themselves sitting outside enjoying great times whilst entertaining using your outdoor kitchen. They will be more inclined to buy and more inclined to pay more. Buying an outdoor kitchen really is an investment, not only in your lifestyle but also in the value of your home.

Increase living space

There is no need to build an extension on your place if you can turn your outdoor space into a living space. Think about it: you can look forward to celebrating many a great birthday, Christmas, long weekend or just an enjoyable meal in your new outdoor living area. An outdoor kitchen also works to keep the inside of your house quieter, cleaner and free from cooking smells. Your house will stay free from the strong smell of cooked meat and you will actually save on your power bills not running the air-con as you relax outside. Sounds like a win-win!

Why the CROSSRAY outdoor kitchen?

Obviously, when it comes to investing in a new outdoor kitchen you want to purchase one that is going to withstand the test of time in the Aussie climate. The 4 burner outdoor kitchen from CROSSRAY is one such investment. Rust, warped plastic and general disrepair be gone! The CROSSRAY outdoor kitchen has corrosion resistant finishing that makes it ideal for coastal as well as exposed locations. Not only that, the use of Sintered stone benchtops means your food prep area is fully UV/moisture/stain resistant. Sintered stone not only ensures a high-end look but also has the hard-wearing quality to match it with expensive indoor kitchen benchtops.

The other thing that makes this offering from CROSSRAY stand apart from the competitors is what’s under the counter: a sleek-looking black double fridge. Perfect for keeping those brews cool on a hot summer’s night. Hold up a sec. We’ve not even mentioned the most important part of the whole shebang. The infrared BBQ itself! If you would like to know what these little babies can do you can read all about it here. Suffice to say that if you have the means to acquire one of this exquisite outdoor kitchens (and who doesn’t at $10 per week?) I highly recommend it. You will be entertaining in style and enjoying the great Aussie outdoors in no time.