Outdoor Dining Essentials

From relaxed bars to intimate dining areas, create an outdoor space that fits your entertaining needs.
By: Virginia Switzer

Photo By: Will Hare Photography

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

Photo By: Will Hare Photography

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

Photo By: True

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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