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A small outdoor kitchen is the perfect way to entertain on your urban patio or small backyard.

This rustic space is its own separate living area. An extensive patio and roof using reclaimed wood and a corrugated tin roof give ample outdoor square footage for parties and gatherings. Guests can sit around the wraparound counter or in the seating area with the fireplace just to the side. The look is complete with sweet vintage appliances such as the olive 50s style refrigerator and an armoire.

A gourmet grill, cozy fireplace and seating for a crowd: these luxury outdoor kitchens and dining rooms make it hard to turn in for the night.

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Make your backyard sizzle—for the right reasons—with the hottest outdoor kitchen ideas from simple to elaborate.

This beautiful backyard oasis has it all: pizza oven, fire pit, wine cooler and BBQ Grill. The stone ties all the elements in the space together as well as brings warmth and color.

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If you use a lot of wood during the year, build a floor to ceiling storage space. This dark wood prep station is a modern country kitchen design. Wood storage on either side is enclosed with wire mesh so you can see the shapes of the wood. The countertop and shelves are blonde wood for contrast against the dark shades. Finish the look with a chandelier made from mason jars.

Outdoor living rooms are the best places to spend summer nights. A giant arched pergola helps to define this outdoor space and make it feel like a real room. Add an outdoor couch and coffee table across from the grill so that the cook can be part of the gathering. A fireplace adds beauty and comfort as a final touch.

Dreamy and downright drool-worthy, these outdoor kitchens are all the inspiration you need for a backyard reno.

Shabby chic kitchens are still a classic, and this shabby chic inspired outdoor kitchen is no different. It uses whitewashed brick for a comforting aged look, plus neutral gray accents on the counter. Also, did you notice the chevron brick floor? It pairs nicely with the stonework below the bar.

Prefab kits can include compact refrigerators, stainless steel cabinets, custom countertops, dining space and more. Many vendors have a nice selection of these kits, and most can deliver right to your door. Choosing prefab rather than having an outdoor kitchen custom-designed cuts down on time and cost, and you can choose from stacked stone, granite, tile or stucco to create the outdoor kitchen that looks best with your existing space.

Similar to a fire pit, a fireplace lends a sense of comfort to an outdoor kitchen. Consider adding a fireplace if you’re aiming to bring the indoors out.

Gray wood gives this kitchen a farmhouse feel. Decorations are at a minimum, but with a couple of small shelves set into the rock wall, you’ve got a few places to add some beloved accessories. Open shelving on either side of traditional barn door style cabinets adds visual interest and balance without being cluttered. A quaint tin roof finishes the look.

Do you plan on crafting more cocktails than meals? Make the bar the focus of your outdoor kitchen.

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Start your outdoor kitchen design by making a list of must-have items. These could include a grill, sink, an island, gas cooktop, pizza oven, dining space or a bar. If you’re worried about being budget-friendly, split your list into necessities and extras and make changes as your design and budget take shape.

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Mimic your childhood mud kitchen by using pallets to create a simple counter and food prep station. It’s a rustic take on outdoor built-ins, but unfinished, light wood gives the space airiness. It’s casual and fun. It offers plenty of storage below for large accessories, and the small shelf across the top holds a few essentials like spices.

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Outdoor kitchens don’t have to be elaborate. In this space, wood and simple brick complement the small space, providing prep areas and a base for the grill. Warm tones of wood give it a comfortable family room feel. Bars across the back finish the look with extra hanging storage for utensils and cups.

This is country with a modern twist. Changing things up with darker wood gives it a glamorous touch, but the barn-style lights and rope cabinet handles bring the flavor of country-style. Blonde wood countertops provide balance and minimal decorations aside from a bit of plant life keep things clean.

Guests love an indoor space that opens to the outdoors. You can provide access to the kitchen during parties with this open bar style space. A long counter extends from the interior to the exterior, opened with classic French style windows. The space is defined with wooden shingles that make things comfortable and homey.

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This stonework is a luxe garden style outdoor kitchen. The grill area is almost entirely enclosed with the counter and stone columns on either end provide formal architectural interest. Dark stone is a beautiful, vibrant design that accentuates the flower gardens and greenery. It’s a southern backyard living space.

Sports fanatics, meet top-of-the-line tailgating. Your friends will be begging to come over for the big game.

This spectacular backyard boasts a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen with stone counters and a long, neutral dining table that makes it ideal for entertaining. Greenery surrounds the perimeter of the space and ivy hangs from a contemporary metal pergola that supports wood ceiling fans and a paper lantern, which offers a soft glow above the dining table.

Also ideal for entertaining, the pool house and outdoor kitchen combination creates a space where adults and kids can simultaneously gather.

Outdoor kitchen lighting affects everything from food preparation to mosquito control and is an important part of the design and performance of any outdoor kitchen.

A clay roof with cedar fascia cover this stylish outdoor kitchen. A large stainless steel grill is fitted into the countertop with a beautiful view of the lake. A raised marble countertop section separates the eating space from the sink and prep level. Colorful place settings are perfect for adding color and a warm-weather feel to the design.

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Have you ever heard rain bounce off a tin roof? This outdoor kitchen takes that peaceful feeling and creates a casual outdoor space using the corrugated tin for visual interest and a beautiful soundscape during stormy weather. Keep things from getting too fussy with oak-toned wood accents including countertops, plus a string of outdoor lights across the top.

There are many ways to stretch your budget without compromising style. The popularity of outdoor kitchens has created a market for prefabricated or modular outdoor kitchen kits in a variety of customizable styles. This allows you to skip the contractor and build your own outdoor kitchen with minimal DIY know-how.

In this galley-style outdoor kitchen, guests can chat while the hosts prepare a meal with the built-in appliances underneath the shelter of a pergola. Use of stone and rock give the space, by Atlanta Deck and Fence, a rustic yet traditional look.

I’ve rounded up some of our best outdoor kitchen designs for inspiration. Take a look, and see which ideas work for you.

A large stainless steel grill with a vent hood creates the ultimate spot for barbecuing in this outdoor kitchen. A nearby TV keeps guests entertained while the grill master gets to work.

If you’ve already got the grill in place, but need an area for prep and staging, use crates for an easy set of shelving. Smaller crates can hold plates and dishware until guests are ready. You can use the interior for dining essentials and the top for some plant life.

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An open pergola encloses this full kitchen setup and gives it a formal feel. Light wood beams are a natural complement to the off-white base and dark countertops. Stainless steel appliances are a luxe addition to these simple colors, and the entire set-up is well balanced and a little traditional.

If you’re doing a complete outdoor redo, go big with this luxurious poolside kitchen. The bar is a pleasing curved design that mimics the lagoon style pool. Warm stone keeps things comfortable with the dual-layered bar. A red umbrella finishes the look and provides valuable shade for summer days.

An outdoor kitchen on a budget is easy to achieve with a little imagination.

This fully loaded gourmet outdoor kitchen is complete with a pizza oven, serving station, warming drawer, grill, refrigerator, side burner, smoker and sink. Your guest can watch the flat screen TV while you whip up a delicious BBQ.

If your locale’s this lovely, let it do the talking. Design your outdoor kitchen to accentuate the view.

The poolhouse offers luxuriously comfy features, including a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutter doors tucked inside the arches drop down with a push of a button. The pool house was built only 2.5’ from the waters edge creating an unusual situation with a venial pool. To make sure the pool wall was properly supported, a newly constructed block wall supports that edge. The three main arches facing the pool hide screens and shutters to block the sun or wind.

If you have the space in your yard, check out the outdoor kitchen designs complete with bars, seating areas, storage, and grills. For smaller spaces, try one of the projects with just a sink and prep counter for you to mix drinks or put the finishing touches on your food. If you are worried about protecting your new project from the elements, this list has outdoor kitchen ideas with retractable and permanent windows and roofs; you can enjoy them in any weather! Some of these kitchens have fun features that will make your yard unique like pizza ovens and fire pits. All your neighbors will want to come over for a barbecue!

This shabby chic space uses reclaimed wood in whitewashed colors to give a clean but sweet feel. Open shelving provides space for you to show off your set of vintage dishes, but bottom shelves are hidden with French sack curtains. Just below is storage for wood. Put hanging storage on the shelves for your utensils and group like accessories together for a whimsical feel.

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Also consider your four walls and ceiling (or lack thereof). If your design includes a grill or cooktop, make sure you have proper ventilation above. Lighting is another important element that may require electrical work and fixtures, which will affect their positioning.

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Slate is a luxurious look for this outdoor space. It creates a focal point above the grill and sink using a stone arch for visual interest. On either side, there is enough countertop for food prep, and on one side a deep green smoker rounds out the formal design. Accentuate the design with deep green potted plants.

This space uses formal stone to define the grill area plus gives guests a fire pit to warm up after a dip in the pool. The stonework is a simple geometric design that accentuates the rough cut stone countertops. Both the stainless steel grill and the oak-tone wood roof provides solid complements to the formal plan. Keep the space free of clutter so that you’re free to enjoy the craftsmanship.

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A dark wood pergola adds design and class to classic, adobe style stonework. This kitchen has a southwest flair with orange tones mimicking the desert and stainless steel offering a striking contrast. Darker red tile forms the countertops, and if you notice, brightly colored tiles give an unexpected pop of color. Add an outdoor sink and griddle, and you’ve got a full kitchen setup.

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In another minimal design, open shelving provides visual interest plus tons of storage for all your outdoor equipment. Neutral whitewash complements a bright cherry deck and doesn’t hinder the view beyond. It’s perfect for stacking wood for the smoker and an outdoor sink rounds out the amenities.

The bar and grill combination is perfect for entertaining. Barstool seating creates a casual hangout spot for family and friends.

Outdoor kitchen design ideas are as much about beauty as they are about functionality. You’ll need to consider climate, positioning for utilities, and budget. Fortunately, achieving these elements and getting the look you want is fairly straightforward.

Stone is a classic outdoor kitchen staple, and this simple masonry provides a built-in base for the grill, sink, and mini-fridge. The table complements the color of the stone and encloses the entire space as an outdoor dining area with plenty of seating. It’s well balanced and warm.

A full patio kitchen provides a grill, sink, fridge, dishwasher, and smoker all in one area. Formal stonework gives the space visual interest, and granite counters add a touch of gourmet. Guests can relax outside with the game on the flatscreen TV above the focal area. Tile the backsplash with a diamond detail across the lower portion, and inset lights add the finishing touch.

A fire pit adds a cozy element to an outdoor kitchen, making the space a destination as daylight dwindles.

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Attention, grill-masters! This is your time to shine. The bells and whistles available for grilling stations are endless. Again, choose based on your tendencies and preferences.

Whether you go prefab or completely custom, you may want to consult a contractor for things that include plumbing, electrical or gas lines. The location of things like a grill, appliances and a sink will make a difference in your design and budget. A contractor can help you get the most from your budget by positioning your outdoor kitchen for easy access to utilities.

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This is another indoor/outdoor space. On beautiful days the windows open up to the outdoors and give guests space to lounge close to the grill. When things get cold or windy, let the windows down, and you’ve still got your grill space. The space has a rustic edge, using natural woods and a neutral stone countertop.

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Outdoor kitchen design is as much about performance as it is about style. Whether you prefer modern contemporary or a classic look, you can achieve the perfect outdoor kitchen to fit your life and style.

If you enjoy making homemade pizzas, this one’s for you. If you’re totally down with delivery (no judgment here!), skip this one.

If your outdoor kitchen has a partial enclosure or roofed covering, it’s a good idea to install a hood to vent smoke and odors.

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Luxury at its finest, this outdoor bar and grilling station serves as the perfect place to entertain with a roof to accommodate the weather.

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Reclaimed wood has such personality. Using reclaimed wood for the countertop and base gives visual interest, while the different wood tones complement each other. The wrap around counter offers guests plenty of room to talk with the cook without crowding the prep area. Simple raffia barstools finish the casual look.

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This minimalist outdoor kitchen is low fuss but high style. A ceramic smoker style grill and a glass water dispenser are the focal points of simple, open shelving in a soft grayish brown. Keep decorations to a minimum so that the graphic shapes of the grill and water dispenser stand out, and it doesn’t hurt to add a touch of plant life.

A retractable awning provides shade on bright days but opens up to the stars on clear nights. This space is a more traditional style with clean dark wood and white countertops. Brick brings warmth to the galley style kitchen and stainless steel brings a bit of luxury. Finish the look with formal accessories.

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Create shade with a beautiful pergola. A pergola also provides somewhere to mount light fixtures and fans.

This setup is a full-scale outdoor dining space. It gives you an extra deep counter top for preparation and serving. Guests can sit with the cook as the food is prepared. The counter is a formal granite style counter on top of neutral aged stonework. On the other side of the grill, the cook has access to a sink and a mini-fridge.

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When designing an outdoor space, personalization is key. This is especially true for outdoor kitchens. Design with your preferences and lifestyle in mind to get the most out of your space. If you’d rather just order pizza, don’t install an outdoor pizza oven. If you’re a grill-master, opt for the tricked-out grilling station. You’ll be much more likely to get outside and use your space if it speaks to your culinary tendencies.

A grilling station alcove with a bar sits poolside underneath a covered patio for outdoor entertaining and cooking. The swimming pool mimics the sleek, linear architecture with its minimal design.

Turning your backyard or patio into a chef’s paradise is easier than ever thanks to prefab modular kitchen kits and accessories.

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This fully equipped outdoor kitchen is a cook’s dream, making food prep easy and keeping the hosts connected to their guests. Cabinets supported by stacked fieldstone offer ample storage space, and an industrial-sized hood vents smoke and odors through the roof, not into the vaulted ceiling.

When the weather is warm and pleasant, there is nothing more satisfying than eating a meal outside. With these outdoor kitchen ideas, you can both prepare and enjoy your food under the warm sun or glittering stars. You will find designs for every style from shabby chic to rustic to outdoorsy glam.

This is another southwest style kitchen, but this time with everyone’s favorite appliance: the pizza oven. Adobe adds warmth and gives the stainless steel appliances a subtle golden glow. The oven is large enough for multiple pizzas plus wood storage below. Enclose the kitchen area with adobe eves to give it a finished feel.

Adding an outdoor bar is the finishing touch on your outdoor kitchen or backyard entertaining space.

This cozy and inviting outdoor kitchen features an integrated grill, small refrigerator, cabinet space and beautiful stone fireplace surround. Mediterranean-style furnishings offer ample seating for casual, outdoor dining.

This family grills on their outside patio on a grill with a bar attached so the whole family can enjoy a meal outside. The patio is adorned with simple landscaping.

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