12 Sizzling, Party-Ready Outdoor Kitchens

Transform your deck or patio into an entertainment oasis by adding an outdoor kitchen perfect for hosting large get-togethers or enjoying quiet evenings alfresco.
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November 25, 2014

Photo By: Jamie Durie

© 2011, HGTV

Tuscan Influence

Designer Jamie Durie enhanced the feel of this Tuscan-inspired patio by adding a wood-fired pizza oven as the space's focal point. Accompanied by a large, bench-style dining table and conversational seating, this warm outdoor space is ready for guests.

Winter Appeal

The backyard terrace from HGTV Dream Home 2011 was designed with high-style entertaining in mind. The outdoor grilling station and marble-topped dining table are ideal for year-round barbecues and cookouts. Plus, guests can soak in the surrounding mountain views while enjoying a heated dip in the in-ground, stone-surround hot tub.

Stylish Cook Space

The courtyard of HGTV Green Home 2010 features an outdoor cooking area hidden by custom sliding doors for easy access. A gas grill, single-basin sink, built-in exhaust system and pull-down faucet make this state-of-the-art kitchen party-ready.

Year-Round Hosting

HGTV Green Home 2011 features an outdoor living space and grilling station perfect for hosting both large and intimate gatherings. The awning's natural cedar underside keeps most of the deck and outdoor kitchen shaded for enjoyable entertaining during the hot summer months.

Tranquil Surroundings

An alfresco kitchen and soothing water feature create the ideal outdoor retreat. Designer Chad Robert wanted to add functionality and convenience within a luxurious setting by incorporating a cooking area, bar and chiminea into this Southwestern-style patio. Landscape lighting and the firelight immediately turn this space into the perfect night-or-day social setting.

Family-Friendly Entertaining

Designer Laura A. Suglia-Isgro mixed a variety of long-lasting and natural materials to create this family-friendly outdoor kitchen. The wood-paneled roof keeps the cooking area shaded and prevents the space from being affected by the harsh weather conditions of the snowbelt region.

Country Living

This country-style outdoor space features natural materials of Oklahoma flagstone, cedar and stacked stone to create a comfortable and inviting environment. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances deliver a modern look to the rustic patio and provide high-end functionality. Design by Kerry Burt

Tropical Retreat

This resort-style outdoor space features a fully stocked bar, functional kitchen and concrete countertops with embedded glass and fiber-optic lighting. The sophisticated tiki look will make every minute spent outside feel like a vacation. Design by Scott Cohen

Modern Convenience

Designer Amy Bubier wanted to provide a smooth transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces by adding expansive pocket doors. Although not technically an outdoor kitchen, as soon as the doors slide open, the entire home turns into a stunning alfresco experience.

Restaurant-Style Kitchen

Designers Michael Leventhal and Ricia Araiza created the ultimate outdoor kitchen by incorporating four different cooking stations into one all-inclusive space: a wood-burning rotisserie grill, a built-in pizza oven, an industrial-style grill and a convection oven for baking.

Italian Style

Designer Charles E. Hess wanted to bring the warmth and romance of Italy to this inspiring outdoor oasis. The feel of Tuscany is expressed not only in the surrounding architecture, but also in the fully equipped outdoor kitchen that features an infrared burner, side burner, sink, refrigerator and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances.

Spacious Comfort

This elegant and spacious outdoor kitchen features a convection grill, refrigerator and extra-large granite bar top, while the screened-in porch and cedar pergola provide a comfortable and shaded environment for guests. Design by Jackie Glisson. Photography by Woodliff Photography

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