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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Eric Strate Photography
Another option? Put in a kegerator to keep pint glasses full at all times.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Pogue Photography
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.