Outdoor Kitchen Island Grills

Bring your kitchen outside with outdoor island options that are equally as efficient and functional.
Traditional Outdoor Kitchen Surrounded by Nature

Traditional Outdoor Kitchen Surrounded by Nature

A fully equipped kitchen is nestled into the landscaping to allow for dining while enjoying nature. The bar height with seating allows the cook to carry on conversations with guests while preparing food. Design by Paul Wrona.

Can outdoor kitchen island grills be as functional and fabulous as a kitchen island grill? The answer is a resounding, "Yes!" Outdoor grill islands can be just as versatile and feature-rich as those found indoors.

Outdoor Dining Essentials

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A Grand Experience

Great design meets the great outdoors in this space. A fireplace sets an inviting ambiance, while plush leather chairs and a grand table creates an old world focal point. Photo courtesy of Mark Scott

Photo By: Will Hare Photography

Entertaining Essentials

Having a place to prepare meals while visiting with guests is a valuable appoarch when designing an outdoor kitchen for entertaining. An oversized ceiling fan provides a delightful breeze and detailed molding makes a luxurious statment. Photo courtesy of Mark Scott

From: Mark Scott Associates

Photo By: Mark Scott; Photo by Will Hare Photography ©Will Hare Photography

An Elegant Escape

Entertaining is easy in this outdoor kitchen and dining area, because meals can be served right off the grill. Lush greenery frames this elegant display of iron bar stools and high-quality materials. A refrigerator in the corner is a convenient option for keeping drinks cool and food fresh. Photo courtesy of Mark Scott

Photo By: Will Hare Photography

Dine with a View

This outdoor kitchen bar offers a year-round entertaining experience. Creative use of mood lighting lines the ceiling and avoids competing with the breathtaking sunset scenery. Photo courtesy of Mark Scott

From: Mark Scott Associates

Photo By: Mark Scott; Photo by Will Hare Photography ©Will Hare Photography

A Relaxing Staycation

An outdoor space with a variety of seating options creates a relaxing environment for guests to visit and enjoy intimate meals. Curtains add a touch of comfort and luxury, while defining the space. Photo courtesy of True Covered Outdoor Kitchens

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A Bold Approach

Yellow and black is an attractive color combination in this outdoor kitchen. Two ceiling fans infuse stylish comfort and neutral tones in the backsplash add warmth. Photo courtesy of Laserton

Serene in the City

Peaceful surroundings come to life with elements of water and a lush green privacy wall. The sleek bellagio patio torch, designed by Napoleon, provides cozy mood lighting that can be enjoyed year-round.

Think stucco or stone bases, granite counters and breakfast-bar seating—and that's in addition to fabulous built-in options including a grill, mini refrigerators and stainless steel storage cabinets or drawers.

As with the island in your kitchen, you'll need to take a few key elements into consideration before making this somewhat pricey investment. Will the outdoor island be an addition to your existing deck or patio, or will you designate a separate space entirely? Will it be open or enclosed by a roof, canopy or pergola? Next, determine the size your space can accommodate.

While budget-friendly outdoor kitchen islands consist mainly of a professional-grade grill and extra countertop space, pricier models include many amenities found on indoor islands, such as a countertop sink or burner.

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