Many modern patio concepts incorporate fully equipped outdoor kitchens. The stainless steel appliances and range hood and simple white bench-style table and seats make this patio an entire outdoor kitchen. Cook the entire meal outside during hot summer months.
3. Double your cooking space. This outdoor kitchen has a complete setup for food service, with a wet bar, an outdoor cooking range and a beautiful outdoor dining room. I love to add in a little herb garden — what I call a bartender's garden — near the barbecue for fresh seasonings.