The National Association of Home Builders has stated:
"An outdoor kitchen addition can increase the value of your home, and bring upwards of 130% return on your initial investment!"
I have even read reports of 200% return on initial investment... either way, where else can you spend such money in your home for this kind of return... not to mention the bonus "enjoyment factor" too.
September 24, 2009
"Nearly two-thirds of architects are seeing increased demand for things like outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, according to an American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey. "There are no longer these hard divides between how folks are living inside and outside," says Kermit Baker, AIA's chief economist and a senior research fellow at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies"