An outdoor kitchen can be as simple as a grill and food prep area or as complex as you'd like, incorporating seating areas, shelter, a sink, and kitchen appliances. Here are five outdoor kitchen design ideas to whet your appetite:
A pizza oven — Stone hearths vary in size from lower than waist-height to taller than an adult, so you can choose the style to fit your overall landscaping.
An open-air dining room — Eating on a picnic blanket or on camping chairs may be a staple of outdoor gatherings, but an open-air dining room offers comfort, cleanliness, and some protection from the elements. An outdoor dining area combines the attractive aspects of indoor and outdoor dining into a unique and exotic experience.
A home bar — A sink, a protected area to keep equipment organized and clean, and a simple stone prep area may be some components of an outdoor drinks station. Having a home bar can expand your options for unwinding on weekends and evenings, and help you get more out of outdoor spaces.
A fire pit — Gathering around a fire pit can make for cozy memories even as temperatures drop in autumn or late at night. Designing an outdoor seating area around a fire pit and supplementing it with a kitchen can set the stage for romantic dinners, family downtime, or a comfortable night observing the stars while staving off peckishness with midnight snacks.
An outdoor porch — Whether appointed with swings or with green plants and rocking chairs, an outdoor porch can be turned into a functional and beautiful multipurpose gathering place with the addition of some outdoor kitchen design ideas. By incorporating a table or grill, you can enjoy outdoor refreshments in style and comfort.