Amazing Outdoor Kitchens

Hungry for more than just a grill in your backyard? Browse our favorite designer outdoor kitchens from Jamie Durie and more HGTV designers.

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June 26, 2015

Photo By: Jamie Durie

Photo By: Scott Cohen

Bring on the Color

A friendly hot pink refrigerator by Big Chill and lots of bright hues bring a modern touch to this outdoor, Mediterranean-inspired kitchen.

Straight Out of Italy

This family needed a defined space for entertaining and gathering, so designer created this outdoor dining space that's built around a wood-fired pizza oven. The trough cut from the center of the Italian-inspired marble table can be used to display cut flowers or chill bottles of vino.

Outdoor Focal Point

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.

Cook in Luxury

A blown-glass vessel sink, marble countertops and ornate accessories lend luxury to this outdoor kitchen designed by Donna Moss of Donna Decorates Dallas.

Modern Stone

You only need to glance at this Palm Springs home's mountain view to see the inspiration for this kitchen's rustic-and-modern vibe. Muted colors reflect the distant mountain ranges, while varied shapes and textures — the rough, organic feel of the stone walls mixed with stick-straight cabinetry — give the space interest. A copper vent hood and built-in flat-screen TV add a wow factor.

Use What You Have

Designer Jamie Durie incorporated this homeowner's existing grill and barbecue into a brick island to create the feel of an outdoor kitchen for a fraction of the cost. Lush plantings and lamppost lighting give the cooking area a refined, European look.

Gather By the Fire

A roaring open-air chiminea is the heart of this backyard oasis. A gas grill and cooktop gives the host ample food prep area, while the L-shaped bar creates room for guests to hang out with the chef.

Small But Mighty

This rooftop deck's natural gas five-burner grill has stainless steel cabinets to store grill utensils and spices. A glass fence stretches in front of the adjacent seating area to preserve the city view.

Classic Style

Natural stone in a classic L-shape is a stylish and functional base for this hard-working outdoor kitchen. Designer Scott Cohen incorporated all the entertaining essentials, including a gas grill, cooktop, ice drawer and wine refrigerator.

Well-Lit Countertops

This concrete countertop is embedded with glass and fiber-optic lighting, creating a twinkling effect at night. A golden sun adds to the bright bar's ambiance.

Island Charm

This tiki-styled outdoor kitchen features a cast-in-place concrete countertop atop a curved natural stone bar. Design by Scott Cohen

Cook Indoors or Out

A telescoping pocket door that disappears into the wall provides a seamless transition from indoors to out. Opening the door doubles the kitchen space and allows guests to take in amazing beach views. Design by Amy Bubier

Sink It Down

Sinking the kitchen and dining area below the level of the pool creates privacy from neighbors and cuts nearby homes from view. Vine-covered Grecian columns and a pergola make just the right amount of shade. Design by Scott Cohen

Recycled Style

Designer Scott Cohen used old wine bottles in assorted hues to create this U-shaped kitchen's backlit focal point. It's especially stunning once the sun goes down.

A Piece of Tuscany

Designer Charles E. Hess wanted to bring the warmth and romance of Italy to this inspiring outdoor oasis. The large natural stone hearth and unifying pergola give this space Tuscan feel, while the top-of-the-line kitchen appliances ensure inspired Italian meals.

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