Neutral brick and barn-like cabinet doors create the perfect foundation for a country design in this outdoor kitchen. A polished wood covering adds contrast against the natural textures. A hanging fan keeps the space cool on hot summer nights, and recessed lighting illuminates the space at night.
Designed to take advantage of the adjacent golf course and mountain views, this outdoor kitchen and dining space at the 2014 HGTV Dream home provides a central, stylish spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Truckee Tahoe. Here, wicker-style, durable chairs cozy up to a tempered glass-topped table with a sturdy solid aluminum frame.
The outdoor kitchen's artwork consists of sculptures and wall hangings fashioned from found objects. A natural wreath of woven branches draws the eye to the patio's far wall. A small metal shelving unit provides storage so drinks and snacks are kept within easy reach.
The open pavilion reflects the home's architecture and houses the outdoor kitchen and dining room. The stainless steel grill and refrigerator is built into a brick facade, which also provides counter space for prep and serving.
This backyard sanctuary was designed to be a peaceful space for grilling, dining, entertaining, drinking and relaxing. The space features a grill, outdoor refrigerator, concrete counters, a bar area, outdoor furniture, a small cedar pergola, tempered glass panels and a fire pit.
Soft hues of beige, brown and orange stir a Mediterranean feel in this luxurious outdoor kitchen. A vaulted ceiling gives the feeling of additional space in this open-air room. A bar with granite counters and built-in grill creates a perfect entertaining spot adjacent to the cozy sitting area with a fireplace.
A full slate of stainless steel appliances and an island on wheels allow these Chicago homeowners to host outdoor gatherings both big and small. Concrete countertops give the space a sleek, modern feel, while ample greenery and weathered woods bring in a homey vibe that invites guests to linger.
Preparing food outside is half the fun of having a yard. When you're designing your outdoor kitchen, think big: "Everything in the outdoor kitchen is big, from beverage centers to warming doors, through-the-counter trash chutes, griddles for pancakes for brunch, wok plates, smokers, rotisseries," says landscape artist Scott Cohen of The Green Scene in Canoga Park, Calif. Also, "make sure that the host doesn't have his back to the guests when he's cooking," he says.
This upscale outdoor kitchen sits underneath a trellis, providing shade for the outdoor space. A comfortable eating area, complete with a dining table and metal chairs, makes the perfect spot to relax and enjoy food and drinks.
This outdoor space boasts plenty of Texas charm and was actually created to resemble an open-range saloon. To shade the existing concrete patio and add Southern flair, the designers created a cedar arbor in a fan-shaped pattern. The kitchen and grill area were built with block and dry stack stone. Adjacent to the kitchen, there's even a fire pit and additional seating for extra guest entertainment.
Every lakeside retreat needs a spacious outdoor kitchen and grilling spot to host year-round parties. This living space is complete with an extra-large patio, retaining wall, dining area, fireplace, custom-built dining table and fireside sofa.
If you're thinking of adding an outdoor kitchen, are you looking for a high-end installation for entertaining, or would a more modest setup suit your needs? This set-up has all the basics, including barbecue and cook space, serving cart and simple patio furniture.