Outdoor Kitchens That Sizzle

An outdoor kitchen can be just as functional as an indoor one. Browse these beautiful and efficient kitchen designs for inspiration for your own home.
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November 25, 2014

Everything at Your Fingertips

This outdoor kitchen was inspired by the architecture and home's interior. A steel arbor covers the outdoor kitchen, making it feel as though it's indoors. The barbecue unit features a smart storage drawer/door combo beneath, a double side burner, sink and a 24" under-counter refrigerator so you have everything you need right next to the pool. The expansive Arctic White Quartzia countertops allow for ample space for food prep, as well as a great surface for setting out a buffet. Design by Randy Angell

Perfect for Pizza

A boulder water feature surrounds this Southwestern-style outdoor kitchen. The kitchen is complete with a large bar area and an alfresco oven to make delicious pizza for any laid-back occasion. Design by Chad Robert

Outdoor Living Room

Every inch of space in this backyard was utilized and separated into different areas for entertaining or relaxing. The outdoor living room area is complete with an eating area, fireplace and fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen island alone features a sink with storage underneath, a two-drawer beverage refrigerator and a pullout trash bin. Designer Randy Angell installed granite countertops that extend past the island to provide a bar area with seating for three. The cooking area houses a stainless steel grill, a warming drawer, a storage drawer, a side-burner unit and a 24" under-counter refrigerator that makes it easy to entertain. Hadrian stone squares with synthetic grass separators provides a pathway, and custom-made Mexican lanterns creates a nice ambiance at night.

Outdoor Party Area

This tiki-style outdoor kitchen designed by Scott Cohen is surrounded by bamboo pole lighting, which gives the space a tropical feel. The kitchen island is made of natural stone, while the countertop is made of concrete. Fiber-optic lighting enhances the party atmosphere.

Cafe-Style Dining

The small pergola area gives this outdoor space a cafe-style feel. To create a one-of-a-kind outdoor space, the Don't Sweat It crew installed a four-top burner, sink and brick oven that makes this any homeowner's dream kitchen.

Warm and Inviting

The pergola features an outdoor living area, kitchen and dining room that are tied together with natural earth tones with pops of color. The stone-veneer bar base has the look of natural stone without the high cost. The Room Crashers crew incorporated a bar area filled with seashells to reflect the earthy tone of the space. A sleek fireplace in the middle of the bar adds an unexpected element.

Glass Mosaic Accents

A cream-colored limestone kitchen countertop evokes a soft color palette and is carried through to the wall of this house. Travertine pavers are set in a pattern for a dimensional look, and cast stone columns flank the three arches on the home's wall. The grill is surrounded by glass mosaic in pale hues of aqua. Randy Angell chose granite countertops to surround the stainless steel appliances, highlighting the color palette without going over the top. Down-lighting in the eves and arches adds a warm glow to the varying surfaces, while doubling as task lighting when entertaining guests at night. Construction by Southwest Fence & Deck, Inc.

Outdoor Dining

The abundance of lush plants turns this outdoor space into a backyard getaway. A fully equipped kitchen is nestled between the landscaping to allow for dining while enjoying nature. The bar height with seating allows the cook to carry on conversations with guests while preparing food. Design by Paul Wrona

Kitchen With a View

This stylish outdoor kitchen features black granite countertops, custom ipe cabinets and recessed lighting for a top-of-the-line look. A built-in eating area has views of the beautiful landscape, and a row of shrubs adds privacy to the space. Design by Adam Miller

Chef-Worthy Appliances

The stainless steel appliances coupled with the warm, neutral stone bar create a stark contrast. The kitchen includes a grill, side burner, warming drawer and refrigerator, creating the ultimate kitchen for entertaining. Design by Kerry Burt

Moroccan-Style Cooking

The Moroccan-style elements and patterned, turquoise tiles deliver intricate design to this outdoor area. The Bang for Your Buck crew added stainless steel appliances for a modern touch.

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