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Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas

The Bracey Project
The Bracey Project
Pratt Guys
The Bracey Project has something for everyone. From a beautiful bar area, to top of the range outdoor kitchen appliances, to a beautiful fire pit with a view, this is the backyard that the neighbors want to get invited to.
Back Yard Renovation
Back Yard Renovation
Progressive Builders.LA
Patio kitchen - large traditional backyard concrete paver patio kitchen idea in Los Angeles with a pergola
Olympus Cove
Olympus Cove
DFS Construction Inc.
Outdoor dining room with large open fireplace and wood ceilings.
Huge mid-century modern backyard stone patio kitchen photo in Salt Lake City with a roof extension
Indian River Retreat
Indian River Retreat
Pineapple House Interior Design
The chaise lounge chairs are on powder-coated aluminum frames with Batylene mesh outdoor technical fabric. The two club chairs are an all-weather wicker intricately hand woven in a checkerboard pattern. The palms that flank the tanning ledge are integrated into the pool surround. Their natural shape helps soften the feel of the massive, innately hard surfaces of the pool area. Daniel Newcomb Photography
2016 Southern living Showcase Home
2016 Southern living Showcase Home
J. Wright Building Company
Large transitional stamped concrete porch photo in Birmingham with a roof extension
302 Orchid
302 Orchid
Teale Architecture
Photography: Ryan Garvin
Example of a beach style rooftop rooftop outdoor kitchen deck design in Los Angeles with a roof extension
Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor Kitchens
Q Design Group LLC
Patio kitchen - coastal tile patio kitchen idea in New York with a pergola
St. Louis Luxury Pavillon with Hot Tub
St. Louis Luxury Pavillon with Hot Tub
Luna Builds
Inspiration for a large timeless backyard concrete patio kitchen remodel in St Louis with a gazebo
Side yard garden walkway / path with bluestone steppers.
Side yard garden walkway / path with bluestone steppers.
Sallie Hill Design, Landscape Architect
Side yard renovation including garden walkway leading to bluestone patio and built in barbecue area. Bluestone planks set in grass and peastone with flowering pear trees and perennials lining privacy fence. - Sallie Hill Design | Landscape Architecture | 339-970-9058 | salliehilldesign.com
Viso Residence
Viso Residence
Lionel F Bailey AIA Architect LLC
Oivanki Photography | www.oivanki.com
Example of a large classic backyard brick patio kitchen design in New Orleans with a roof extension
Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor Kitchens
Keystone Granite
Small arts and crafts backyard patio kitchen photo in Orange County with no cover
All Inclusive Patio Cover: Katy, TX
All Inclusive Patio Cover: Katy, TX
Tradition Outdoor Living
A Custom Patio Cover in Katy TX. This project was designed and built to include an outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, and large patio cover addition. The patio cover structure was built to look original to the home. The patio cover was built using all matching materials and the customer decided to upgrade to a stack stone on the outdoor kitchen and outdoor fireplace as well as adding a stained tongue and groove ceiling. The hearth and mantle feature a honed sandstone with chiseled edge. The outdoor kitchen boasts a 42inch gas grill, outdoor refrigerator, sink, storage, and a wrap-around bar-top with a rounded table top at the end of the bar for additional seating. Outdoor TV's were installed on the outdoor fireplace as well as in the outdoor kitchen area. This custom built patio cover addition with outdoor fireplace and outdoor kitchen is truly a first class outdoor living project that is sure to bring many years of entertaining and leisure opportunities. Call Tradition Outdoor Living at (832)829-5829 today for a free consultation and quote! Or visit us at: www.TraditionOutdoorLiving.com
Custom Spanish Revival California Style
Custom Spanish Revival California Style
k. smith interiors
fabulous photos by Tsutsumida
Example of a large tuscan backyard concrete paver patio kitchen design in Orange County with a roof extension
Outdoor kitchen And Pergola Project
Outdoor kitchen And Pergola Project
Luxapatio
This Featured Project is a complete outdoor renovation in Weston Florida. This project included a Covered free standing wood pergola with a cooling mist irrigation system. The outdoor kitchen in this project was a one level bar design with a granite counter and stone wall finish. All of the appliances featured in this outdoor kitchen are part of the Twin Eagle line. Some other items that where part of this project included a custom TV lift with Granite and stone wall finish as well as furniture from one of the lines featured at our showroom. For more information regarding this or any other of our outdoor projects please visit our website at www.luxapatio.com where you may also shop online. You can also visit our showroom located in the Doral Design District ( 3305 NW 79 Ave Miami FL. 33122) or contact us at 305-477-5141.
Hartland Pond House
Hartland Pond House
Demetriades + Walker
Peter Peirce
Mid-sized trendy porch photo in Bridgeport with decking and a roof extension
Kitchen and Dining Areas
Kitchen and Dining Areas
Hughes Landscaping
Ground view of deck. Outwardly visible structural elements are wrapped in pVC. Photo Credit: Johnna Harrison
Outdoor kitchen deck - large traditional backyard outdoor kitchen deck idea in DC Metro with a pergola
Outdoor living space with kitchen
Outdoor living space with kitchen
Distinctive Interiors
Inspiration for a large transitional backyard stone patio kitchen remodel in Boston with a gazebo
Outdoor Grills
Outdoor Grills
CAPITOL HARDSCAPES
Custom Outdoor Kitchen with High end Lynx Grill, Granite Countertop, Outdoor Refrigerator, Warming Drawer Outoor sink. The floor is Travertine installed to a French pattern
Our Work
Our Work
Ryser's Landscape Supply
Patio kitchen - mid-sized craftsman backyard tile patio kitchen idea in New York with no cover
Clark
Clark
Rescom Landscaping, Inc.
Business Photo Pro / Klee Van Hamersveld
Patio kitchen - mid-sized transitional backyard stone patio kitchen idea in Orange County with a pergola

Complete the al fresco dining experience by doing the actual cooking in your own outdoor kitchen. Enjoy the open-air adventure of grilling up some burgers, prepping the toppings and serving it all up without ever having to go inside and miss out on the action. Whether you plan to do a simple grill area or a fully stocked prep-and-cook layout, check out the following outdoor kitchen ideas to make the most of your new space.

Focus on the Features

While you could just stick a grill on the patio and call it a day, the fun in creating an amazing outdoor kitchen is adding all of the special features you need (or just want) to make it a desirable experience. Similar to cooking indoors, you’ll likely want to build a spot where you aren’t separated from the rest of the party. This can easily be accomplished with a few bar stools pulled right up to a counter, or can also mean a nearby lounge area that’s within earshot of the cook. Regardless of your budget, there are plenty of common and coveted additions you can use to create a complete kitchen outside:

Cooking:

  • Grill (built in or freestanding)
  • Smoker
  • Pizza oven
  • Stove or cooktop
  • Conventional oven
  • Ventilation (especially in a covered area)
  • Herb garden (doubles as bug repellent)

Entertaining:

  • Fire pit
  • Fireplace
  • Bartop
  • Seating
  • Dining spot
  • Outdoor TV
  • Speakers
  • Shade cover

Prep and storage:

  • Countertops
  • Storage cabinets
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator or cooler
  • Sink
  • Trashcan

Lighting and electrical:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electrical outlets
  • Heater

Location, Location, Location

Locate your outdoor kitchen close to the main house for multiple reasons, the most important being easy access to plumbing, gas and electrical lines. Close proximity to your home also makes bringing supplies to and from an indoor kitchen much simpler when you don’t have to maneuver a backyard obstacle course. You’ll also want to consider the view; if you’ll be manning the grill, are you staring at a wall or can you see what’s happening in the rest of the yard and be part of the conversation? Also keep in mind the sun, rain and wind — the addition of a pergola, awning or even the cover of a tree can provide much needed protection (just make sure your don’t use combustible materials, especially when open flames are involved). Think about which of these factors is important to you and plan your outdoor kitchen design accordingly.

Since your new patio kitchen will be located outdoors, it’s important that you use the correct materials to ensure it lasts long into the future. You’ll want materials that are:

  • Weather Resistant: Harsh sun and rain will do a number on typical indoor materials. Ensure your new outside kitchen will last by using materials that withstand the elements, like teak, concrete, granite, engineered quartz and stainless steel to name a few.
  • Rot Resistant: Moisture can quickly destroy the wrong types of wood and have you replacing your outdoor cabinets and counters sooner than you expected. Stick with outdoor-friendly woods like teak, opt for man-made materials or be prepared to apply a sealer regularly.
  • Heat Resistant: You’ll likely want to place hot items, including food, dishes and cooking utensils, directly on the countertop. Use a heat-resistant counter material so you don’t have to worry about damaging them. These include engineered quartz, concrete and stainless steel, among others.
  • Low Maintenance: Anything that can be hosed off and wiped down easily will make for quick cleanup. Stay away from porous stones, like marble, and unsealed wood that can absorb liquids and stains.

Whether you want inspiration for planning an outdoor kitchen renovation or are building a designer outdoor kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 43,121 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Demetriades + Walker and k. smith interiors. Look through outdoor kitchen pictures in different colors and styles and when you find an outdoor kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful outdoor kitchen photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.