Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Looking for amazing outdoor kitchen design ideas? Here are the best pre-built and DIY creations around.
Whether you’re on a budget and prefer to create your own outdoor kitchen or want to hire a contractor to build it for you, we’ve got you covered.
The ideas below include a combination of both. And, they show varying kitchen sizes you can find that which is closest to what you’re looking to build.
Stunning Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas
Outdoor Kitchen with Grill and Cabinets
If you’re thinking about having a built-in grill or outdoor kitchen set up when you remodel your home, this is an amazing design to consider.
It uses stainless steel appliances which match the grill.
The stone counter with the black marble top go perfectly with the kitchen as well.
Neat & Tidy Grill with Bar Section
In case you prefer keeping the grill smoke away from your guests as you BBQ, this is a great way to set up your kitchen,
It works especially well if you have a narrow but long space which can make placing a round or wide table difficult.
The counter sits conveniently across the window which you can open inward so you can serve them beer or other drinks from the fridge.
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Kitchen with Service Counter & Bar
This resembles your full-service kitchen in your home with island, sink and everything else in between. But, it’s right outside the house.
I love the stone construction and large, wide counter where you can prepare or line up food on one side and have everyone eat on the other side.
BBQ Grill Counter
Should you prefer something with more sunlight and a bit closer to the yard, here’s an amazing idea. This is brighter and more casual in nature. And, it will fit smaller spaces.
The lovely grill counter is right in front of everyone so you can serve your guests drinks while man the grill and still be able to talk to everyone.
Narrow Outdoor Kitchen Design
This is what many professional kitchens look like in New York City because of the cramped space. You have all the appliances and utensils lines up on one side and everyone works facing the wall.
It’s design is perfect if you have a narrow but long space to fit your kitchen.
This lets you maximize every inch without sacrificing quality. Notice the pizza oven to the left side and the large grill on the other while still having a lot of space for the sink and counter in the middle.
All the storage and fridge space is kept below in the cabinets. Again, to maximize space.
Grill Station with Sun Roof
This is one of my favorite outdoor kitchen design ideas. It’s got everything you want or need to cook an amazing meal. Plus, the awesome sun roof on top and the open spaces to the sides.
Cozy Full-Service Outdoor Kitchen
Small space is never an excuse not to build your dream outdoor kitchen. This is one example of that.
The design uses a U-shaped counter that places the stove on one end and counter on the other. And, you’ve got all the cabinets at the bottom as well.
Covered Outdoor Kitchen Patio
One way to keep you and your guests away from the harsh afternoon sun so you can enjoy drinks or BBQ is to create your outdoor kitchen in a patio.
This is an amazing example of a large patio with kitchen and table for the guests. But, you can easily create a cozier kitchen if you don’t have a big patio.
Kitchen & Bar by the Side of the House
This is a lovely outdoor kitchen design for a home that’s used to serving guests.
It is design perfectly for afternoon or evening BBQs that are served buffet style.
The grill and cooking appliances are set to the right sot he chef and work without getting smoke all over the guests. When the food is done, it gets moved to the serving table to the left organized similarly to buffets.
DIY Outdoor Kitchen
So far, the outdoor kitchen design ideas in our list are all professionally built. Of course, if you have some experience, you can do that yourself.
But, it does not mean you can’t create your own DIY outdoor kitchen and still make it marvelous. Here’s one example.
This DIY outdoor kitchen makes use of old crates and a large wooden surface. In the back, you can a a DIY wooden wall as well. Alternatively, you can stack pallets there as well to create the backdrop.
The combination allows you to set up on the counter and hand your pans and pantry on top.
Grill & Smoker Area with Firewood Storage
This is another DIY outdoor kitchen idea that makes use of the side of the house as its foundation.
To store firewood for the ceramic grill, they created shelves underneath.
A ceramic or kamado grill is perfect for an outdoor kitchen because it can withstand the elements. Plus, you can grill, BBQ, smoke, bake, saute, steam and do more with it. This makes it much more multi-purpose than your regular BBQ griller.
Anyways, the back is made from wood with shelves on top.
Outdoor Patio Kitchen
Here’s another way to incorporate an outdoor kitchen into your patio. This time, you have an open patio which makes it perfect for late afternoon and night time entertaining.
Lights are a necessity since you don’t have a ceiling.
With the grill on one side and the tables on the other, this is perfect for spending quality time with friends and family.
Simple DIY Grill Kitchen
Finally, another beautiful DIY outdoor kitchen idea. This makes use of a custom DIY cabinet with drawers to the left and shelves on the right. The top is for the grill as well as plating.
To make sure you have enough light, a wooden wall is erected to hang string lights.
- Outdoor Kitchen with Grill and Cabinets – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/80713018311755147/
- Neat & Tidy Grill with Bar Section – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/741545894876300145/
- Kitchen with Service Counter & Bar – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/724798133777456760/
- BBQ Grill Counter – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/633387433569953/
- Narrow Outdoor Kitchen Design – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/212584044890996628/
- Grill Station with Sun Roof – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/468374430005171381/
- Cozy Full-Service Outdoor Kitchen – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/25121710406318549/
- Covered Outdoor Kitchen Patio – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/762234305666550565/
- Kitchen & Bar by the Side of the House – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/310115124346857313/
- DIY Outdoor Kitchen – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/70437484352833/
- Grill & Smoker Ares with Firewood Storage – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2603712262960400/
- Outdoor Patio Kitchen – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492649948562806/
- Simple DIY Grill Kitchen – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/6544361947974366/