Lots of people love cooking out during the warmer months. It is great to entertain guests outdoors. You can grill meat or make any recipe that you want while enjoying the fresh air. With this, having an outdoor kitchen would be an excellent idea. It’s perfect for summer parties as well as intimate family dinner. It would also be a great way to make the most out of the space in your backyard.
But the question is, how can you create an outdoor kitchen? Well, there are actually many ways in which you can achieve this. Plus, you have endless options when it comes to decorating your kitchen space outside.
By simply putting your grill or stove outside and adding a dining set, you can already have an outdoor kitchen space. As much as possible, look for a corner where there is a little bit of shade so it won’t get too warm, especially when the sun is up.
A wooden dining table and chairs would be good. You really don’t have to buy a fancy set. In fact, if you have some boards and strips of wood lying around, you can even create your own table and chairs.
If you are still in the process of building a new home, it is not too late to incorporate an outside kitchen. For instance, if you are constructing a two-story house, you can probably spare a few square footages on the ground floor that you can utilize for this purpose. And since you are building from scratch, you might as well add a sink, counter, and built-in cabinets to complete the setup. After which, all you need to do is to pick the best dining set that matches the design of your outdoor kitchen.
Do you want the kitchen in the patio? Consider building a bar-like kitchen, such as the one in the image below. The main cooking area would be in the middle surrounded by high chairs. Again, make sure to add a sink so you won’t have to go in and out of your house. Arrange the cooking appliances neatly as well as the utensils.
Outdoor Kitchen With a Fireplace
Now if you really want to create an impressive outdoor kitchen, adding a fireplace would be amazing. Your family members and friends can enjoy the warmth while waiting for you to complete making your dinner recipe. And, of course, you have to position the cooking equipment strategically. Add some comfortable couches or chairs, too. As for when the weather is too harsh, have a huge umbrella on stand by.
You really don’t need that much space to create an outdoor kitchen. Look at the deck kitchen in the image below. Isn’t it lovely? You can even have the dining area elevated. This would be very easy to accomplish if you already have a deck on. But if not, you have the option to build a small patio section.
What makes this deck kitchen appealing is the furnishing. Of course, you should invest in durable appliances. Plus, you have to carefully choose the dining set as well as the other decorations.
Tropical Outdoor Kitchen
Looking for something unique? Consider building a tropical outdoor kitchen with still a little bit of a modern touch. Opt for natural stones to build the structure itself and then incorporate wood accents. And to give it that modern look, install some stainless steel cooking appliances.
Complete your tropical outdoor kitchen with some plants and small trees around.
Underneath the Pergola
When we say ‘outdoor’ kitchen, it doesn’t really mean that you have to expose all its components. Creating one underneath your pergola would be an incredible idea. Bricks and natural stones would be the best choices when building the structure. You can also incorporate a bar. Plus, you can conveniently install pendant lights or lamps to make the spot brighter, especially if you intend to utilize the outdoor kitchen for dinner parties.
One-Sided Outdoor Kitchen
In any kitchen, be it indoors or outdoors, it is very important that you can move around hassle-free. The outside kitchen design in the picture below offers just that. The grill and oven are on one side, but really, it’s an excellent layout because you won’t have to jump from one area to another when cooking. Plus, it provides a huge space for the dining table and chairs.
Cookouts can be made more exciting when done in an awesomely designed outdoor kitchen. This allows you to enjoy nature and fresh air while entertaining your friends and family. Having an outside kitchen space will definitely make each meal more wonderful!