Luxury Outdoor Kitchens
A luxury outdoor kitchen is the best way to show off your design style and culinary creativity. Outdoor kitchens can include everything in your indoor kitchen and much more, and your only limitation on luxury is your own budget.
Detail of the outdoor kitchen at the home of Felicia and Kenny Fredieu which underwent a makeover that turned the plain yard that they inherited into a paradise fit to entertain their large family. Felician and Kenny both come from the New Orleans area and love to cook. They inherited the house from Kenny's mom who had a garden and also loved to cook. The design is inspired by the family closeness and the legacy of Kenny's mother and includes an outdoor kitchen, with two smokers, a fan deck to create a destination spot under the existing pepper tree that Kenny's mom planted decades ago, and an outdoor dining area to bring together the large family in style. The stone pavers are inspired by the stone on the front of the house, tying the house to the yard. The deck wall is also to create shade from the hot afternoon sun.
A beautifully designed hardscape includes a full-sized outdoor kitchen with additional built-in seating flanking a cascading fountain adjacent to a dramatic raised pool area. The accompaniment of the expansive green lawn makes this a perfect yard for entertaining families, which includes an in-ground trampoline.
Enjoy all the creature comforts you'd find inside with this outdoor living room and kitchen. Stylish wicker furniture makes up the living room component, while an outdoor cooking station, complete with an integrated grill, serves as the kitchen. A ceiling fan cools the area on warm days, while the fireplace warms chilly nights.
Moroccan-inspired moldings and bright patterned tile lends an Old World feel to this outdoor kitchen. The crew of HGTV's Bang for Your Buck added a stainless steel grill, gas cooktop, sink and dishwater for thoroughly modern cooking power.
An outdoor kitchen adjacent to the family dining area offers well-lighted space for food preparation with bar-height seating, a stainless steel grill, refrigerator and a bluestone footrest.
Every lakeside retreat needs a spacious outdoor kitchen and grilling spot to host year-round parties. This living space is complete with an extra-large patio, retaining wall, dining area, fireplace, custom-built dining table and fireside sofa.
Alex and Gloria get an outdoor room designed by Jamie Durie, a space where they can cook and invite people over and an egyptian design creating a tropical oasis. A water feature runs through the middle of their new backyard, replicating the water channels that run through the city of Cairo. Earthy toned fabric adorns a trellis, to replicate the neutral color palate of the desert. Egyptian papyrus and palm trees surround the yard give the yard with shade, while the back wall of concrete blocks creates the sense of repetition seen in Egypt. A dining area and barbeque complete the look of their newly designed Outdoor Room.
An outdoor kitchen and dining area are connected to a pool to make this backyard the perfect place to entertain on warm days, while an outdoor fireplace provides a toasty seating area for chillier nights.
Scenic of the outdoor bar area at the home of Matt and Zena Welker which underwent a makeover that turned their dust farm full of dead fruit trees and weeds which has been overrun by their dogs, into a fun filled tropical retreat for the couple and their dogs to entertain friends and their dogs with a relaxing place to cook and drink as well as play games. The unsightly eyesore of a garage, which had no doors on it, was painted and had doors put in place. The perimeter wall and the back of the house were painted subtle colors to bring it all together and get rid of the blah or awkward colors that were there. The back of the yard was sectioned off for the dogs to have their own play area, complete with a custom made doggie duplex and a smaller, more functional trampoline, rather than the oversized wedding gift trampoline that was falling apart in the yard. The dust bowl was replaced by a yard full of sod, which doubles as the play yard for horseshoes, and bean bag tosses. There is now a hot tub for the couple to enjoy their private time together and a deck and pergola to provide shade on the back of the house along with an outdoor bar. The yard now has an eclectic style, with an element of tropics as well as fun and games.
Pizza ovens, wine and beverage chillers, gas or charcoal grills and fire and water features are all readily available for outdoor kitchens and you may be surprised how budget-friendly some of these items can be.
Designing an outdoor kitchen will take a little organization and a lot of creativity. The first thing to consider is the size of the area you want to use. Then make a list of the items you want to include in your outdoor kitchen. Also think about using materials that will stand up to the elements like granite, stainless steel, and stacked stone.
Having a variety of ways to cook outdoors is the best way to elevate the appeal of your outdoor kitchen. A pizza oven, fryer, smoker, griddle and gas cooktop in addition to your grills will draw you and your guests to the outdoors more often than and make your outdoor kitchen feel like a destination.
Adding a wood fire or gas pizza oven is one way to make your outdoor kitchen a destination apart from your indoor kitchen. Homemade pizza can be made outside any time of the year and is fun for the family or for entertaining a group. Outdoor pizza ovens are a great way to get started planning for your outdoor kitchen.
Another cooking option to consider is a smoker. The popularity of home smokers makes finding the perfect option for your outdoor kitchen easy.
If you want an outdoor kitchen but need to be a little more budget-conscious, prefabricated outdoor kitchen kits are available in a variety of styles with a number of popular accessories like compact refrigerators, stainless steel cabinets, custom countertops and dining space. Choosing prefab rather than having an outdoor kitchen custom-designed cuts down on time and cost because the design work is already done for you.
Just because outdoor kitchen kits are prefabricated doesn't mean you can't have a custom look. Choose from stacked stone, granite, tile or stucco to create the high-end outdoor kitchen you'll love. Outdoor kitchen kit manufacturers offer a variety of custom styles and materials to suit your specific needs.
The most popular material used in upscale outdoor kitchens is stainless steel. Stainless is beautiful, easy to clean and has a long lifespan. It also stands up to outdoor elements, and the popularity of stainless makes finding all of the accessories you can dream up easily available. Everything from cabinetry and drawers to outdoor refrigerators and pizza ovens come in stainless steel and look beautiful next to granite, stacked stone, wood and more.
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