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 screened-in porch is the perfect transition between indoors and outdoors during most any season. Residents and guests can gather around the long farmhouse-style table while dinner cooks on the grill.
All things natural make this tree a perfect choice for a family who loves cooking, the outdoors and living organically. Every decor element is a DIY project so gather the kids to make garlands and hanging orange slices that will make your tree beautiful and smell even better.
This outdoor kitchen is party-ready and comes complete with stainless steel appliances, a sink and even a beer tap. The L-shaped concrete counter provides ample space for cooking, and a mobile island offers both seating and additional room for spreading out party supplies. A glass and wood structure shelters the space and creates a backsplash.
Entertaining a crowd is easy with this modern, open-air bar. Guests can relax outdoors while you are still able to cook and visit with them through the space created when the retractable window is open.
A super simple solution for outdoor-friendly finger foods that requires no cooking skills is a kettle chip station. Supply your guests with strawberry baskets, a large bucket of kettle chips and a variety of toppings including seasonings and cheeses. This will allow guests to roam freely while munching on no-fuss goodies.
The covered porch includes a casual table with seating for eight for casual get-togethers and meals cooked on the outdoor grill with infrared technology that monitors temperatures and reduces flare-ups.
A built-in cook station with a stainless steel grill is conveniently located near this patio's outdoor dining area. After enjoying an alfresco meal, you can unwind on the lounge chairs shaded under the wood pergola.
This rustic outdoor kitchen is the perfect place to cook while entertaining friends. Cushioned wicker all-weather furniture provides a spot for cozy lounging so guests can chat with the host while dinner is prepared.
This stunning kitchen is a cook's dream. Plenty of surface for prep work and access to the outdoor living room makes entertaining a breeze. Cabinets with frosted glass, an exposed beam and decorative tile backsplash make the space beautiful as well as functional.
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.
When you create an outdoor room, there has to be a reason to use it whether it's functional (to eat, to swim, to cook, to relax) or it's visual (a sculpture, fountain, fireplace, fragrant plant). Plan your yard with focal points in mind.
With a desire to host year-round soirees, these homeowners traded in their old picnic tables to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining oasis. The space's true focal point is the wooden gazebo at the far end of the yard next to a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs and a decorative stone wall. The grilling, cooking and dining area are all in one spot, making the grill-to-table transition an easy one.
The durable flagstone patio offers outdoor entertaining at its finest with a large pergola for cover, a stone fireplace and plenty of comfy, cushioned seating. For added luxury, a stainless steel grill make it convenient for the host to cook meals and entertain in one place.
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.
The outdoor entertaining area of this South Florida home is completed by a covered dining and kitchen area. Neutral-toned stone pavers lend a harmonious feel to the space as it continues along the walls and kitchen island. A formal cooking area is completed by a mosaic stone backsplash with professional stainless steel equipment, and a white stone kitchen island with plenty of room for entertaining. Additional seating is provided through the use of a matching contemporary glass dining table and chairs.