21 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas That'll Make You Want to Eat Outside All Season Long
Cooking and eating a meal outside is a lovely, good-weather activity—you're preparing the best grilling recipes with the most refreshing seasonal cocktails or spritzy summer wine in hand as you enjoy the views. But with all that loveliness comes a few headaches (and bugs!). Case in point: hauling food and supplies out from the kitchen can be a huge hassle, especially when you realize halfway through cooking that you’ve forgotten a must-have ingredient you need right now. If cooking outside with all the essentials wares at your fingertips is your idea of domestic bliss, then consider building a functional outdoor kitchen of your own that caters to your unique culinary needs.
The cost of building an outdoor kitchen, much like an indoor kitchen renovation, varies depending on the materials and appliances you choose. Pro tip: Outdoor products should be built to weather the natural elements, so durability should be at the top of your list. Enlist a trusted general contractor to provide a thorough estimate for building the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. If you’re not all in on a built-in outdoor kitchen, you can create a makeshift space by curating readily available, inexpensive items like a table with a flat surface for prepping food, a tiered bar cart or shelf for storage, a grill, and a cooler. Shop in a tight colorway for a cohesive and polished look.
Take your best backyard ideas to a sizzling new level with all of these dreamy outdoor kitchen ideas and practical tips!