10 Gorgeous Backyard Kitchen Designs

Warmer weather calls for grilling, lounging and outdoor entertaining.

Now that winter has finally passed, we’re enjoying warmer temperatures and spending more time outdoors. Hello, patio season. I’ve missed you.

Stone Fireplace with Outdoor Kitchen

Stone Fireplace with Outdoor Kitchen

With retractable glass walls, this treetop deck can be used year-round. It also features an outdoor kitchen and hood vent, as well as the gorgeous stone fireplace with plenty of room for seating and socializing.

From: Mega Decks

To get the most out of your patio and backyard spaces, consider adding a full-service kitchen to make outdoor entertaining easy and effortless. The plus side? You can prep meals and cook all in one place without leaving your guests unattended.

Get inspired to create your own unique space with these stunning backyard kitchen ideas:

Comfy Seating + Outdoor Fireplace

Create an inviting place for guests to relax while you’re grilling burgers. Buy comfortable, outdoor-friendly furniture for lounging around the fireplace.

Sophisticated Outdoor Kitchen

Sophisticated Outdoor Kitchen

Stone abounds in this sophisticated traditional outdoor kitchen at the home of Kim Granatell, formerly on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." She used Source Outdoor furniture when she redid her backyard.

Photo by: Source Outdoor

Source Outdoor

Splash of Color

Bring in personality and liven up your outdoor kitchen with splashes of color in the furnishings, place settings and surfaces.

Contemporary Southwestern Outdoor Kitchen

Contemporary Southwestern Outdoor Kitchen

Oxidized woven-steel is used to create a textured backdrop to the outdoor kitchen. Colorful tiles add southwestern flair and repeat the same colors used throughout the entire outdoor living space. Turquoise chairs surround the rustic dining table.

Photo by: Matt Vacca

Matt Vacca

Stocked Mini Fridge

A backyard kitchen is not complete without a mini fridge filled with favorite soft drinks and adult beverages.

Rustic Outdoor Kitchen With Mini Fridge

Rustic Outdoor Kitchen With Mini Fridge

To entertain guests and family members in style, this luxurious outdoor kitchen is well equipped with a gas grill, mini fridge and lots of countertops for prepping and serving.

Photo by: Eric Strate Photography

Eric Strate Photography

Built-In Kegerator

Another option? Put in a kegerator to keep pint glasses full at all times.

Built-In Keg in Outdoor Kitchen

Built-In Keg in Outdoor Kitchen

As seen on HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, John and Anthony have turned this uninviting space into one that is perfect for entertainment. Details like the built-in tap for beer makes the space a perfect place for a party or a lazy Saturday afternoon.

From: Cousins on Call

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

Casual Dining

Outdoor dining does not have to be fancy. Wood furniture is able to withstand unpredictable weather, and you can easily dress up the table with pretty linens and centerpieces. An outdoor rug helps ground the space and adds extra style to the design.

Casual Contemporary Outdoor Kitchen

Casual Contemporary Outdoor Kitchen

Contemporary sconces, from LampsPlus.com, are affixed to creamy siding in this casual outdoor kitchen with a wooden table, stainless steel grill and teal rug.

Photo by: Lamps Plus

Lamps Plus

Under Cover

Rainy days can put a damper on outdoor parties, so keep that in mind when planning your kitchen design. A covered grilling station and seating area ensures you can enjoy the space even during a downpour. 

Outdoor Kitchen and Living Area With Fireplace

Outdoor Kitchen and Living Area With Fireplace

This outdoor kitchen and living area features a stone pillar fireplace, grill and an orange cushioned sofa.

Photo by: Andrew Pogue Photography

Andrew Pogue Photography

Recycled Art

Turn empty bottles into a work of art to put on display. Embedded glass bottles add visual appeal to this stucco bar and grilling area.

Outdoor Kitchen With Recycled Bottle Decor

Outdoor Kitchen With Recycled Bottle Decor

Recycled bottles are imbedded into this outdoor stucco bar and grill. When the light hits the glass just right, the bottles glisten and gleam.

Wood-Burning Pizza Oven

Please the pizza lovers with this wood-burning pizza oven next to the grill. Lots of counter space is essential for preparing large meals.

Outdoor Kitchen With Pizza Oven

Outdoor Kitchen With Pizza Oven

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.

Photo by: Daniel Driensky

Daniel Driensky

Poolside Service

Round stools inside the pool offer a place to sit, enjoy cocktails, dine and converse with the grill-master.

Contemporary Outdoor Kitchen With Stainless Steel Grill

Contemporary Outdoor Kitchen With Stainless Steel Grill

This spacious backyard includes an outdoor kitchen with a stainless steel grill and nearby pool. A white stone wall and tropical plants enclose the space.

Photo by: Sage Design Studios, Inc.

Sage Design Studios, Inc.

Convenient Herb Garden

Wood shelving beside the grill stores utensils and fresh herbs so they are easily accessible when preparing a meal.

Everything You Need

Everything You Need

An outdoor kitchen complete with hanging storage carves out a grilling station under the pergola.

Photo by: Eric Perry

Eric Perry

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Pergolas, Pizza and a Pool

Enjoy a slice and swim at this hillside pool with authentic wood-fired pizza oven which was shipped piece by piece straight from Napoli, Italy.

Photo By: www.aquatictechnology.com

Cooking on Top of The World

Talk about a kitchen with a killer view! This rooftop kitchen has an breathtaking view of the Chicago skyline. 

Photo By: Chicago Roof Deck and Garden

Southern California Style

A covered patio in a Southern California neighborhood by Taylor Morrison features an outdoor dining table fit for eight, bar and paneled ceiling, opening to the pool with mountain views.

Photo By: Eric Figge

Splendid Luxury

This Mediterranean-style verdana is as breathtaking as the views beyond. 

Photo By: Mark Scott; Photo by Will Hare Photography ©Will Hare Photography

A Kitchen With a Tall View

Located outside of Lake Tahoe, this outdoor space is framed by a towering fireplace and a spacious grilling station.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Dan Uggla's Penthouse, Grill

When baseball slugger Dan Uggla played for the Atlanta Braves, he lived in this Buckhead penthouse which encompasses the entire top floor of the Terminus building and features the largest private terrace of any condo in the city.

Photo By: Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby's International Realty

All the Comforts of Home

Enjoy all the creature comforts you'd find inside with this outdoor living room and kitchen. Stylish wicker furniture makes up the living room component, while an outdoor cooking station, complete with an integrated grill, serves as the kitchen. A ceiling fan cools the area on warm days, while the fireplace warms chilly nights.

Photo By: 2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY ©2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY

Luxury in The Desert

This expansive outdoor kitchen, complete with a pizza oven, has a panoramic view where diners can ponder the stately saguaros while noshing and sipping wine. 

Photo By: William Lesch

Farmhouse Style

White-washed beams bring a farmhouse-style aesthetic to this covered outdoor kitchen by Taylor Morrison in California. 

Photo By: Eric Figge

Weather-Friendly

An outdoor kitchen, fireplace and dining area are connected to a pool to make this backyard the perfect place to entertain on warm days or chilly nights. 

Moroccan-Style Gazebo

This outdoor kitchen housed in a Morrocan-style patio on a Miami Beach estate, provides ample seating for a party. Arabeque-shaped archways, the a gold and terra cotta color palette and large wicker ceiling fans bring the exotic vibe full circle. 

Photo By: Luna Enterprises

Backyard Retreat

Set back from the rest of the house, this backyard pavillion offers a place to cook, dine and relax by the fire. 

Photo By: Frank Murray

Bright and Blue

This invting deck in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho with its serene view is a prime of example of casual setting being super elegant. See more of this outdoor kitchen in the next slide.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Kitchen Herb Garden

The vertical herb garden serves a dual purpose, it provides privacy and flavor.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Spanish Veranda

Having the cooking area tucked into the wall of the house enables easy hook up to water and utilites.

Bountiful Buffet Space

Built around the view, this outdoor kitchen offers plenty of counter space to put out a smorgasbord of delights. 

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South Beach Swim-Up Bar

Diners can enjoy a meal or cocktails either on the patio or while sitting on a pool stool. 

Photo By: Joe Traina

Fit For a Crowd

A timber frame pavilion creates a rustic setting for this extensive outdoor kitchen located in Pennsylvania. 

Photo By: Mid-Atlantic Timberframes

Mediterranean Blue

This vibrant outdoor kitchen features all-over aquamarine and royal-blue Spanish tiles, giving the space a true Mediterranean vibe. Detailed wood accents, like the curved frames and above the grills and cabinets doors, finish the rich look. 

Romantic Dining

A Southwest-style fireplace warms this outdoor kitchen and dining area. The sink and cooking equipment line the outer wall of this cozy veranda.  

Elegant Outdoor Living Room

Adjacent to the granite-topped kitchen is a formal lounge tent complete with a chandelier, candlabras, and stucco fireplace.

Sleek and Sturdy

This outdoor kitchen features stainless steel cabinets that are a perfect foil for the elements in the Pacific Northwest. 

Photo By: Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Kitchen and Outdoor Lounge

This sophisticated, traditional outdoor kitchen belongs in the backyard of Kim Granatell, formerly of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Photo By: Source Outdoor

Modern Indoor and Outdoor Kitchen

The garage door makes for easy indoor/outdoor access. When in the up position, the door provides a clear ceiling over the patio. A custom concrete table, outdoor sofa and new appliances make the space perfect for entertaining large groups.

Photo By: Chip Wade

Timber Frame

Craftsman-style abounds in this outdoor space with its exposed wood truss and vaulted ceiling, stone columns.

Photo By: Southview Designs

Indoor/Outdoor

A hillside home in California designed by Scott Lee of SB Architects is a LEED for Homes Platinum-certified house with stunning architectural details, such as the beamed and vaulted ceiling and items made of recycled materials. The home, including the outdoor kitchen, is defined by the relationship between indoors and out, with the use of wood and view-driven design.

Photo By: Mariko Reed

Stacked Stone

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 a rustic yet traditional look.

Photo By: Atlanta Deck and Fence

Set Up For Any Weather

This high-end kitchen is covered for rain protection, can be cooled off with ceiling fans, and the glass patio doors can be fully opened to allow good weather into the indoors.

Double Grill

Double ceiling fans cool down the vast cooking space in this well-shaded kitchen. 

Photo By: Mark Allen

Dockside Grilling

This patio is ready for a party with its large grill, extra burners, bar fridege and seating for 12.

Seating For a Crowd

This Chicago backyard doesn't feel like you're in the city.  The expanse outdoor space offers enough space for a large gathering. 

Photo By: Chicago Roof Deck and Garden

Tropical Indoor/Outdoor Kitchen

Palm trees enhance the tropical vibe in this California outdoor kitchen by Taylor Morrison. The covered outdoor space has a paneled ceiling, a modern table and stainless steel built-in grill.

Photo By: Eric Figge

Lap Pool + BBQ Station

This lower-level terrace, designed to accommodate guests with a grilling station, hot tub and outdoor dining table. 

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