No Sydney backyard or garden is complete without an outdoor grill/barbecue. They’re the perfect way to complement any professional landscaping work you may have had done and can even serve as the focal point in many people’s gardens.
It’s up to you whether you choose to go for a simple, standalone barbecue or invest in something that’s a bit more permanent and is a garden feature in its own right. Either way, the benefits speak for themselves:
1. Barbecuing is Sociable
The number one benefit of owning your own outdoor grill/barbecue is because of the opportunities to socialise and entertain it affords. You can invite your friends and family over and grill up a plethora of delicious delights, while chatting and enjoying yourselves.
2. Increases the value of your home
Not so much for simple, standalone barbecues, but the more extravagant outdoor grills/kitchens that are permanent features can add value to your home. If it’s been constructed using quality materials and components, an outdoor kitchen/grill can provide a lifetime of use.
3. Can help reduce your costs
Cooking outside allows all the heat to dissipate into the air. This prevents your home from being filled with cooking smells and reduces unnecessary indoor heat. The latter of which can save you money on your A/C bills.
4. Extends your living space
An outdoor barbecue/grill with tables and chairs close by acts as an extension to your home. Chances are it will become the default place where you entertain and congregate. A small roof will even allow you to use your outdoor grill/barbecue when the weather’s bad.
5. Promotes healthy eating
Barbecued food isn’t just tasty, it’s also healthy. Whereas fried food is cooked in the fat that comes out of it and any extra you add, barbecued food sees that fat drip away. The best part of all, though, is that your food retains a lot of its moisture because of the high heat of the grill.