12 Outdoor Kitchens That Will Get You Outside
Dreamy and downright drool-worthy, these outdoor kitchens are all the inspiration you need for a backyard reno.
When designing an outdoor space, personalization is key. This is especially true for outdoor kitchens. Design with your preferences and lifestyle in mind to get the most out of your space. If you’d rather just order pizza, don’t install an outdoor pizza oven. If you’re a grill-master, opt for the tricked-out grilling station. You’ll be much more likely to get outside and use your space if it speaks to your culinary tendencies.
I’ve rounded up some of our best outdoor kitchen designs for inspiration. Take a look, and see which ideas work for you.
A fire pit adds a cozy element to an outdoor kitchen, making the space a destination as daylight dwindles.
John R. Wood Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Similar to a fire pit, a fireplace lends a sense of comfort to an outdoor kitchen. Consider adding a fireplace if you’re aiming to bring the indoors out.
If you enjoy making homemade pizzas, this one’s for you. If you’re totally down with delivery (no judgment here!), skip this one.
Luxurious Outdoor Bar & Grilling Station
Luxury at its finest, this outdoor bar and grilling station serves as the perfect place to entertain with a roof to accommodate the weather.
David Guettler Photography
Do you plan on crafting more cocktails than meals? Make the bar the focus of your outdoor kitchen.
Tricked-Out Grilling Station
Built-In Stainless Steel Grill With Vent Hood
A large stainless steel grill with a vent hood creates the ultimate spot for barbecuing in this outdoor kitchen. A nearby TV keeps guests entertained while the grill master gets to work.
Attention, grill-masters! This is your time to shine. The bells and whistles available for grilling stations are endless. Again, choose based on your tendencies and preferences.
Bar + Grill Combo
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
The bar and grill combination is perfect for entertaining. Barstool seating creates a casual hangout spot for family and friends.
Pool House + Kitchen Combo
Poolhouse with Outdoor Kitchen
The poolhouse offers luxuriously comfy features, including a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutter doors tucked inside the arches drop down with a push of a button. The pool house was built only 2.5’ from the waters edge creating an unusual situation with a venial pool. To make sure the pool wall was properly supported, a newly constructed block wall supports that edge. The three main arches facing the pool hide screens and shutters to block the sun or wind.
Steve Silverman Imaging
Also ideal for entertaining, the pool house and outdoor kitchen combination creates a space where adults and kids can simultaneously gather.
Sports fanatics, meet top-of-the-line tailgating. Your friends will be begging to come over for the big game.
Modern Outdoor Kitchen With Stainless Steel Grill and Marble Bar Dining
A clay roof with cedar fascia cover this stylish outdoor kitchen. A large stainless steel grill is fitted into the countertop with a beautiful view of the lake. A raised marble countertop section separates the eating space from the sink and prep level. Colorful place settings are perfect for adding color and a warm-weather feel to the design.
If your locale’s this lovely, let it do the talking. Design your outdoor kitchen to accentuate the view.
Create shade with a beautiful pergola. A pergola also provides somewhere to mount light fixtures and fans.
Traditional Cabana with Outdoor Kitchen
This fully equipped outdoor kitchen is a cook’s dream, making food prep easy and keeping the hosts connected to their guests. Cabinets supported by stacked fieldstone offer ample storage space, and an industrial-sized hood vents smoke and odors through the roof, not into the vaulted ceiling.
Roger William Photography
If your outdoor kitchen has a partial enclosure or roofed covering, it’s a good idea to install a hood to vent smoke and odors.
Neutral Outdoor Space with Stunning Kitchen and Dining Room
This spectacular backyard boasts a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen with stone counters and a long, neutral dining table that makes it ideal for entertaining. Greenery surrounds the perimeter of the space and ivy hangs from a contemporary metal pergola that supports wood ceiling fans and a paper lantern, which offers a soft glow above the dining table.
Carve out a dining space within your outdoor kitchen to make dining alfresco a breeze.