It seems like everyone these days is the next Top Chef. Perhaps you’re the person that thinks they can sauté vegetables like no one else, or perhaps you’re the person that thinks you’re the grill master. Well, if that’s the case, then you can’t be contained. It’s not enough to simply have a kitchen located within the confines of your home. You need a kitchen that’s in the open air, in a place where everyone can see your mastery.
We’re only kidding, of course. But, the outdoor kitchen has definitely become a thing, and it’s easy to understand why. It allows you to host parties outdoors, while creating the same convivial atmosphere of an indoor dinner party.
If you’re going to have an outdoor kitchen, though, you want to make sure that it’s something attractive and functional. That’s why we’ve chosen to collect 25 amazing examples of outdoor kitchens. Here, you’ll find ones that work for luxurious homes just the same as they’d work for more modest ones. Either way, they’re all a culinarian’s dream, and you’re sure to find enough inspiration to fuel the design of your own outdoor kitchen.
Without a doubt, natural stone is the most popular choice when crafting an outdoor kitchen for a home.
While many outdoor kitchens will be open to the elements, you can always cover them. Just don’t forget the hood!
3. Twin Grills
Hey, if you’re going to build an outdoor kitchen, why not go for two grills instead of one?
If you’re building your outdoor kitchen out of cement, you can accent it with tile, as this outdoor kitchen does.
5. And Bar…
Your outdoor kitchen can pull double duty; for example, this kitchen functions as an attractive outdoor bar as well.
Here, you see an incredibly attractive outdoor kitchen that’s entirely self-contained away from the house.
Although some might consider the look dated, we think this brick outdoor kitchen with neutral colored countertop is quite attractive.
With a countertop fire pit, it’s hard to find anything wrong with this absolutely amazing outdoor kitchen.
Just as you would with a grill, you have plenty of choices when it comes to what’s going to fuel your outdoor kitchen.
10. Fire Pit
As you can see, the countertop fire pit is something of a trend. Perhaps you might enjoy one for your outdoor kitchen?
The most famous chefs in the world would be proud to cook a meal in this exceptional outdoor kitchen.
12. Indoor / Outdoor
Here, you see a living space that perfectly blurs the line between what’s indoors and what’s outdoors.
Color, granite countertops, and top-flight appliances make this one of the most elegant outdoor kitchens we’ve ever seen.
Can you think of a better place to take in football Sunday than this outdoor kitchen / pool / entertainment area? We didn’t think so.
15. Two in One
We love the concept of this outdoor kitchen, which actually flows perfectly into the indoor kitchen.
With comfortable seating around an outdoor fireplace (and even fans for when it gets hot), we think that this outdoor kitchen is set up perfectly!
Built with natural wood, this outdoor kitchen blends in nicely with the environment that surrounds it.
If you’re a person that loves to cook, then why go for anything less than a professional outdoor kitchen?
19. Wet Bar
For those that like to have their cocktails outside, the wet bar is a crucial component of the outdoor kitchen.
With a translucent roof overhead, this metal and granite outdoor kitchen is always bathed in natural light during the day and protected during bad weather.
21. Tight Spaces
Even with a small backyard in an urban area, there’s a lot you can do to create an exceptional outdoor kitchen.
While the outdoor kitchen may be a modern concept, there’s nothing stopping you from going with a rustic theme.
23. Inside Out
Likewise, you can choose to make your culinary oasis outdoors look just as it might if it were to be located inside of your home. Minus the grill, of course.
If you choose to situate your outdoor kitchen right next to the pool, you’ll ensure that the chef is never far away from the action during a party.
When you choose to partially enclose your outdoor kitchen, you can really create a stunning living space in addition to a chef’s dream.