Simple Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Outdoor kitchens don't need to be elaborate (or top-of-the-line) to sizzle with style and function well in your space.
Outdoor Kitchen With Sierra Mountain Oasis Landscaping

Outdoor Kitchen With Sierra Mountain Oasis Landscaping

This ultra-green and mountainous backyard can be used for an at-home getaway. A grilling station features a grill, undercounter storage area and a spacious stone countertop for food prep and display.

Feeling overwhelmed over the cost and number of choices for designing an outdoor kitchen? Relax. There are lots of easy ways to heat up your backyard's style quotient and improve its functionality without breaking the bank.

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And whether you're looking to create a bona fide outdoor entertainment center, or simply expand the usefulness of your patio or deck, typically the design process starts with the main centerpiece: the grill.

Built-in grills (grills that fit into a base with counters and storage space, not unlike a kitchen island) are a popular choice. For many an outdoor cook, a quality grill and countertop space for prep work and serving are more than sufficient.

Other simple outdoor kitchen ideas include a countertop overhang for seating, eating and socializing; an umbrella to protect your investment (or the cook) from the elements; and at least one storage drawer for basics like paper towels, grill racks and grilling tools.

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