Many people love to spend time outdoors, which is why outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular. These kitchens combine the best of both worlds: a traditional kitchen and an outdoor space. They provide a place for cooking and dining outside that’s just as functional as it would be inside your home, with amenities like full-sized appliances, sinks, dishwashers and more.
In a previous article, we already gave you 10 Tips to Build an Outdoor Kitchen and Extend Your Backyard Oasis. Now, if you’re looking for a little extra inspiration, here are 10 beautiful outdoor kitchen examples!
10 Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen Examples
The following outdoor kitchen examples range from smaller versions with few features to elaborate setups, complete with kitchen appliances and firepits.
Outdoor Kitchen Example #01
The first example shows off a modern, sleek design that looks perfect for entertaining guests. Made almost completely out of stainless steel and aluminum, you can clearly notice the durability and build quality. Wooden countertops and kitchen backsplash give the kitchen a luxurious touch.
This open concept kitchen is equipped with all the necessities for cooking and dining outside, complete with appliances like a dishwasher.
Outdoor Kitchen Example #02
This L-shaped outdoor kitchen example is another great example of a traditional outdoor kitchen, made out of stone bricks and a quality stone countertop. It features a large gas barbecue, perfect for grilling up some delicious food!
The dining table set is perfect for entertaining guests on the paved patio. All while overlooking a stunning tranquil lake!
Outdoor Kitchen Example #03
This outdoor kitchen is beautifully integrated in the deck of this home. This is a great way to interact with your guests or family while you’re cooking and they are enjoying some drinks or food on the terrace. A large gas grill will make sure you can prepare plenty of food, for plenty of guests!
Outdoor Kitchen Example #04
A small but functional outdoor kitchen with just enough room for cooking on the grill. The L-shaped setup features a large wood grill, with plenty of space below to store lots of firewood.
The kitchen is made out of bricks, with a big stone countertop and a built-in sink. Storage space underneath the sink gives you more than enough storage for all those pots and pans needed when cooking up an amazing meal!
Outdoor Kitchen Example #05
Outdoor kitchen example #05 is no doubt the most luxurious and extensive outdoor kitchen. In fact, it looks more like a modern poolhouse than an outdoor kitchen!
Outdoor Kitchen Example #06
An outdoor kitchen with a ready supply of fresh herbs and vegetables in a vertical garden. This outdoor kitchen helps you instantly relax, as you find yourself surrounded by green and nature. The U-shaped kitchen itself is made completely out of wood, with a sturdy countertop. It even includes a wine cooler to have your favorite wine exactly where you need it: close to you!
Outdoor Kitchen Example #07
Here we see a more traditional looking outdoor kitchen with cabinets, counters, and sinks inside as well as outside
Outdoor Kitchen Example #8
Example number 8 is one of our personal favorites! This stunning outdoor kitchen features everything you could possibly want: plenty of room to prepare meals, a beautiful grill, a Big Green Egg-style barbeque, cabinets and plenty of room to store your firewood.
The combination of colors and materials, including some exquisite finishes and built-in lighting, give this kitchen a real luxurious touch.
We’d take this kitchen over an indoor one anyday!
Outdoor Kitchen Example #9
This is a great example of a more traditional and classic outdoor kitchen. The kitchen and floor are completely made out of bricks, with a tiled countertop and wooden roof.
Outdoor Kitchen Example #10
We have to admit, this last outdoor kitchen example is not a real outdoor kitchen. However, we included it to show that there are plenty of alternatives to building a real outdoor kitchen. Creating an indoor kitchen that can be fully opened up can create an instant outdoor feeling, even though the kitchen itself is still technically inside the house.
This gives you great flexibility to eat outdoors when the weather is great, and indoors during colder days or when the weather isn’t too favorable.
We all know that cooking outdoors is a blast. It’s time to take your culinary skills outside! Whether you want to grill some burgers or bake some cookies, these outdoor kitchen examples will give you plenty of inspiration for your next backyard barbecue.
Did you know, a great way to spruce up your yard and outdoor kitchen is with an outdoor kitchen cart or island?