33 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas and Designs (Pictures)


Gallery featuring images of a sprawling variety of outdoor and patio kitchen designs.

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Welcome to our gallery focusing on the wild possibilities presented by outdoor kitchens.


An outdoor kitchen is not a commonplace element for any home, so the idea may seem foreign at first. We hope to demystify and clarify this unique design, sharing the potential for utility and beauty with all.  You may also be interested in our extensive feature on outdoor patios, so be sure and check it out!

Perusing this list, be sure to note the varying ways that the outdoor kitchens are integrated with their respective homes.

These kitchens run the design gamut, from fully external cooktops and counters to nearly fully-enclosed rooms attached to houses. The common element is, of course, their functionality as a kitchen. Everything else is up for grabs!

An outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining, and such a space is sure to impress your guests as well as provide a cool, comfortable environment in which to dine.


We hope that you find this eclectic collection as inspiring as we have. The notion of combining two of our favorite activities – cooking and spending time outdoors – is irresistible!

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This sheltered outdoor kitchen features exquisite stonework wrapping the immense fireplace and island, with a lengthy dining table in between. Full height windows and glass door panels provide uninterrupted views throughout the home.

This sheltered outdoor kitchen features exquisite stonework wrapping the immense fireplace and island, with a lengthy dining table in between. Full height windows and glass door panels provide uninterrupted views throughout the home.  Click here for an impressive gallery featuring inspiring fireplace designs!

This expansive sheltered patio framed in grand arches features a large tile-table dining set, living room furniture circling a fireplace, and of course a full fledged kitchen tucked into the structural wall.

This expansive sheltered patio framed in grand arches features a large tile-table dining set, living room furniture circling a fireplace, and of course a full fledged kitchen tucked into the structural wall.

Beneath a large stone brick arch, we see this sprawling outdoor kitchen space, replete with grey rattan sectional, tile-topped dining table, and full cooking apparatus at right.

Beneath a large stone brick arch, we see this sprawling outdoor kitchen space, replete with grey rattan sectional, tile-topped dining table, and full cooking apparatus at right.  To see more arches and how archway ceilings can impact your interior design, click here!

Designed by: Ellen GrassoSee the rest of this home.

This immense, circular outdoor kitchen stands bulging out from a wraparound patio, beneath a vaulted ceiling in rich wood tones. Sconces add a glow over the rich countertops and stainless steel appliances, seen through tall arches.

This immense, circular outdoor kitchen stands bulging out from a wraparound patio, beneath a vaulted ceiling in rich wood tones. Sconces add a glow over the rich countertops and stainless steel appliances, seen through tall arches.

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This outdoor kitchen has all the comforts of its indoor counterpart, replete with a full dining and living room space. Hardwood panel cabinetry supports granite countertops, flanking the cooktop and covering an island.

This outdoor kitchen has all the comforts of its indoor counterpart, replete with a full dining and living room space. Hardwood panel cabinetry supports granite countertops, flanking the cooktop and covering an island.

This spanish villa style home features an upper balcony, spilling down into this broad outdoor kitchen space. A low wall holds stone countertop over rustic wood cabinets at right. Wood dining table with red wicker chairs completes the space.

This spanish villa style home features an upper balcony, spilling down into this broad outdoor kitchen space. A low wall holds stone countertop over rustic wood cabinets at right. Wood dining table with red wicker chairs completes the space.

Standing within an expansive stone terrace, this outdoor kitchen features steel countertops, built-in stainless appliances, and a full grille setup.

Standing within an expansive stone terrace, this outdoor kitchen features steel countertops, built-in stainless appliances, and a full grill setup.

Standing beneath a cantilevered section of the home, this sheltered patio kitchen stands discreetly in the corner, with black countertops, brushed steel cupboards, and a grill at center.

Standing beneath a cantilevered section of the home, this sheltered patio kitchen stands discreetly in the corner, with black countertops, brushed steel cupboards, and a grill at center.

Standing beside a glazing-covered home, this rustic look outdoor kitchen wraps around the edge of a patio with granite countertops and hardwood cabinetry. A stone over stands at center, flanked by plentiful countertop space.

Standing beside a glazing-covered home, this rustic look outdoor kitchen wraps around the edge of a patio with granite countertops and hardwood cabinetry. A stone over stands at center, flanked by plentiful countertop space.

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Here we have a brilliantly modern outdoor kitchen in stainless steel, with an expanse of countertop space, wheeled island, and walk-in freezer.

Here we have a brilliantly modern outdoor kitchen in stainless steel, with an expanse of countertop space, wheeled island, and walk-in freezer.

Attached to a sprawling ultra-modern home, this poolside kitchen features sleek brown cabinetry, white countertops, and full cooktop and sink next to stone oven. Unique arch dining table and cubic chairs completes the space.

Attached to a sprawling ultra-modern home, this poolside kitchen features sleek brown cabinetry, white countertops, and full cooktop and sink next to stone oven. Unique arch dining table and cubic chairs completes the space.  If you love modern kitchen designs, be sure and check out our feature gallery on 20 State of the Art Modern Kitchens by Reeva Design for additional inspiration!

Designed by: Daniel Lomma DesignSee more the rest of this home.

Viewed from the opposite side, we see the outdoor kitchen connecting directly with the living room via a set of retractible glass doors.

Viewed from the opposite side, we see the outdoor kitchen connecting directly with the living room via a set of retractible glass doors.

Designed by: Daniel Loma DesignSee the rest of this home.

Spreading out next to a closed-in porch, this outdoor kitchen is defined simply by an L-shaped brick countertop structure housing a stainless steel grill, with free standing fireplace at right.

Spreading out next to a closed-in porch, this outdoor kitchen is defined simply by an L-shaped brick countertop structure housing a stainless steel grill, with free standing fireplace at right.

Here's another free standing outdoor kitchen, with large L-shaped stone island holding granite countertops. Full setup includes sink, mini fridge, grill, and barstool seating.

Here’s another free standing outdoor kitchen, with large L-shaped stone island holding granite countertops. Full setup includes sink, mini fridge, grill, and barstool seating.

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A sprawling outdoor kitchen, open on both sides to the environment, spreads a lengthy brick floor beneath wood-panel accented ceiling. With living and dining areas in foreground, the kitchen stands with rich wood cabinetry at the far end.

A sprawling outdoor kitchen, open on both sides to the environment, spreads a lengthy brick floor beneath wood-panel accented ceiling. With living and dining areas in foreground, the kitchen stands with rich wood cabinetry at the far end.  We love this impressive sun deck!  For more sun deck and patio ideas, click here!

As part of a sprawling patio connected to a pool and jacuzzi, this outdoor kitchen stands with stainless steel cabinetry and appliances, granite countertop, and plenty of space for barstool seating.

As part of a sprawling patio connected to a pool and jacuzzi, this outdoor kitchen stands with stainless steel cabinetry and appliances, granite countertop, and plenty of space for barstool seating.

Bespoke white large format floor tiling and white walls wrap this outdoor kitchen, below a sleek hardwood panel ceiling. Island features barstool seating, while dining and relaxation spaces fill the room.

Bespoke white large format floor tiling and white walls wrap this outdoor kitchen, below a sleek hardwood panel ceiling. Island features barstool seating, while dining and relaxation spaces fill the room.

Here's another sparkling white outdoor kitchen, featuring thick slab marble countertops and stainless appliances.

Here’s another sparkling white outdoor kitchen, featuring thick slab marble countertops and stainless appliances.

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This outdoor kitchen in miniature centers on a grill and cooktop built into a stone wall. Backed into foliage, it's a discreet and useful addition.

This outdoor kitchen in miniature centers on a grill and cooktop built into a stone wall. Backed into foliage, it’s a discreet and useful addition.

Classic looking brick patio features a large dining table with umbrella, next to standalone brick countertop with built-in grill.

Classic looking brick patio features a large dining table with umbrella, next to standalone brick countertop with built-in grill.

Opening directly from the living room via glass panel French doors, this outdoor kitchen features a single floating countertop with built-in grill below a modern angular hood vent.

Opening directly from the living room via glass panel French doors, this outdoor kitchen features a single floating countertop with built-in grill below a modern angular hood vent.

Rustic, worn wood cabinetry and white tile countertops inform this outdoor kitchen space. Stainless steel grill stands below a wood wrapped hood vent.

Rustic, worn wood cabinetry and white tile countertops inform this outdoor kitchen space. Stainless steel grill stands below a wood wrapped hood vent.  If you love the look of  natural wood kitchens, don’t miss out on our additional high end, natural wood kitchen galleries!

This unique U-shaped outdoor kitchen features stone construction, stainless steel appliances, and is wrapped in white pillars. Elaborate outdoor fireplace setup is seen in background.

This unique U-shaped outdoor kitchen features stone construction, stainless steel appliances, and is wrapped in white pillars. Elaborate outdoor fireplace setup is seen in background.

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This sheltered patio houses a rustic wood cabinetry and countertop below a window, while stone countertop with built-in grill stands at center.

This sheltered patio houses a rustic wood cabinetry and countertop below a window, while stone countertop with built-in grill stands at center.

Compact outdoor kitchen features hardwood countertops, barstool seating, and large stainless steel grill, below a set of glass frame pendant lights.

Compact outdoor kitchen features hardwood countertops, barstool seating, and large stainless steel grill, below a set of glass frame pendant lights.

Hardwood flooring, black wicker furniture, and exposed ceiling beams fill out this outdoor kitchen space. A large fireplace stands within the stone enclosure holding countertops, grill, and brick oven.

Hardwood flooring, black wicker furniture, and exposed ceiling beams fill out this outdoor kitchen space. A large fireplace stands within the stone enclosure holding countertops, grill, and brick oven.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

This freestanding outdoor kitchen island features an intricate tile countertop over stone brick housing, with stainless steel cupboards to match the modern grill at center.

This freestanding outdoor kitchen island features an intricate tile countertop over stone brick housing, with stainless steel cupboards to match the modern grill at center.

Within this screened-in patio, we see a full fledged miniature kitchen centered on a stainless steel grill and hood vent. Rich wood cabinetry with fish-design hardware complements the beige granite countertop.

Within this screened-in patio, we see a full fledged miniature kitchen centered on a stainless steel grill and hood vent. Rich wood cabinetry with fish-design hardware complements the beige granite countertop.

Designed by: Crosby CreationsSee the rest of this home.

Sparkling, ultra-modern style informs this sheltered patio kitchen. A set of angular wicker armchairs fills the open space next to sleek marble-topped stainless steel cabinetry, with glass-door upper cupboards.

Sparkling, ultra-modern style informs this sheltered patio kitchen. A set of angular wicker armchairs fills the open space next to sleek marble-topped stainless steel cabinetry, with glass-door upper cupboards.

This bespoke, brick-wrapped outdoor kitchen space stands a wide countertop with full sink next to an elaborate grill setup. Black wicker dining set stands beneath an umbrella at right.

This bespoke, brick-wrapped outdoor kitchen space stands a wide countertop with full sink next to an elaborate grill setup. Black wicker dining set stands beneath an umbrella at right.

Here's a close-up view of the countertop, sink, and modern grill, with wrought iron fence and lake in background.

Here’s a close-up view of the countertop, sink, and modern grill, with wrought iron fence and lake in background.

On a sprawling stone floor patio, we see a large open pit grill with rotisserie next to an old fashioned grill.

On a sprawling stone floor patio, we see a large open pit grill with rotisserie next to an old fashioned grill.

This bright beige patio kitchen features a wraparound countertop with built-in range and brushed steel cabinetry. Arched ceiling and low-slung walls allow for a comfortable and well-lit space.

This bright beige patio kitchen features a wraparound countertop with built-in range and brushed steel cabinetry. Arched ceiling and low-slung walls allow for a comfortable and well-lit space.

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