11 Outdoor Kitchen Designs (Just Do It!)

Outdoor Kitchen Designs – When the weather is warm and pleasant, there is nothing more satisfying than eating a meal outside. With these outdoor kitchen ideas, you can both prepare and enjoy your food under the warm sun or glittering stars. You will find designs for every style from shabby chic to rustic to outdoorsy glam.

1. Barbecue Grill and Prep Station


A dark wood pergola adds design and class to classic, adobe style stonework. This kitchen has a southwest flair with orange tones mimicking the desert and stainless steel offering a striking contrast.

2. The Countertops


Brown tile forms the countertops, and if you notice, brightly colored tiles give an unexpected pop of color. Add an outdoor sink and griddle, and you’ve got a full kitchen setup.

3. Corrugated Pallet Outdoor Kitchen

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Have you ever heard rain bounce off a tin roof? This outdoor kitchen takes that peaceful feeling and creates a casual outdoor space using the corrugated tin for visual interest and a beautiful soundscape during stormy weather.

4. Rustic Outdoor Kitchen Design

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Shabby chic kitchens are still a classic, and this shabby chic inspired outdoor kitchen is no different. It uses whitewashed brick for a comforting aged look, plus neutral gray accents on the counter.

5. Outdoor Kitchen Decor With Cozy Lamp


This is another southwest style kitchen, but this time with everyone’s favorite appliance: the pizza oven. Adobe adds warmth and gives the stainless steel appliances a subtle golden glow.

6. Food Prep Station

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Light wood beams are a natural complement to the off-white base and dark countertops. Stainless steel appliances are a luxe addition to these simple colors, and the entire set-up is well balanced and a little traditional.

7. Rustic Bricks Kitchen with Outside Backdrop

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Red bricks gives this kitchen a farmhouse feel. Decorations are at a minimum, but with a couple of small shelves set into the rock wall, you’ve got a few places to add some beloved accessories.

8. Food Prep Station with Crate Shelving

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If you’ve already got the grill in place, but need an area for prep and staging, use crates for an easy set of shelving. Smaller crates can hold plates and dishware until guests are ready.

9. Patio Kitchen


Add an outdoor couch and coffee table across from the grill so that the cook can be part of the gathering. A fireplace adds beauty and comfort as a final touch.

10. Outdoor Kitchen with Retractable Canopy


A retractable awning provides shade on bright days but opens up to the stars on clear nights. This space is a more traditional style with clean dark wood and white countertops. Brick brings warmth to the galley style kitchen and stainless steel brings a bit of luxury.

11. Outdoor Bar with Retractable Lamp


This is another indoor/outdoor space. On beautiful days the windows open up to the outdoors and give guests space to lounge close to the grill.

12. Outdoor Kitchen and Pool

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If you’re doing a complete outdoor redo, go big with this luxurious poolside kitchen. The bar is a pleasing curved design that mimics the lagoon style pool.

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