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Posted 5th April 2023

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Top 6 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Outdoor living has become more popular than ever. Homeowners up and down the country are investing in their backyards to create the ultimate multi-use leisure area. While many are swimming, entertaining, or simply relaxing, many others are using an outdoor kitchen to whip up their favorite meals.

There are so many great designs, styles, and features you can choose from for your outdoor kitchen. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top 6 outdoor kitchen ideas to help you create the perfect backyard oasis. Get ready to fire up the grill, invite your friends, and enjoy your outdoor space in style!

Why should you consider an outdoor kitchen?

An outdoor kitchen is a fantastic addition to your home for several reasons:

  • It can significantly increase the value of your property, making it an investment rather than just a luxury.
  • It provides a space for entertaining, whether it be a family BBQ or a lively gathering with friends.
  • It gives you a reason to go outside, soak up the sun, and enjoy the fresh air while you cook.

Top outdoor kitchen ideas

  • BBQ/Grill area

A BBQ or outdoor grill is the main element of any outdoor kitchen. It is the appliance that will cook all your burgers and sausages and create all the delighted smiles from your friends and family. Choose between gas, charcoal, or an electric grill, and enjoy cooking up your favorite meals in the sunshine or under the stars. 

Consider adding some outdoor kitchen cabinets or a grill station to keep your cooking utensils and ingredients close at hand. And if you want to take things up a notch, look for an outdoor grill with a built-in smoker for even more cooking options.

bbq and grill area

  • Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Nothing beats the taste of a wood-fired pizza, and having an outdoor pizza oven in your backyard kitchen is a surefire way to impress your guests. These outdoor ovens offer a versatile cooking option that goes beyond just pizzas – think fresh bread, roasted vegetables, and even desserts. A wood-fire pizza oven not only adds a rustic charm to your outdoor space, but also serves as a great conversation starter.

wood fired pizza oven

  • Kitchen Island

An outdoor kitchen island is both functional and stylish. It provides extra counter space for food prep and serving, while doubling as a gathering point for friends and family. Customize your outdoor kitchen island with additional features such as a wine cooler to elevate your backyard to the next level.

outdoor kitchen island

  • Patio Eating Area

A comfortable and inviting patio eating area is essential for any outdoor kitchen. Add weather-resistant furniture and a pergola or canopy for shade and protection from the elements. For a more intimate atmosphere, include some outdoor lighting and perhaps a fire pit to extend the outdoor season and create a cozy ambiance.

outdoor patio seating area

  • Kitchen With a Bar

Why not elevate your outdoor kitchen design by incorporating a bar area? An outdoor kitchen with a bar offers a casual spot for guests to mingle and enjoy a drink while you cook. Complete the look with stylish bar stools and consider adding a mini-fridge to keep drinks chilled and easily accessible.

outdoor kitchen bar

  • Open Fire

An open fire adds a touch of rustic charm and warmth to your outdoor kitchen. Whether it’s a fire pit or a fireplace, an open fire is perfect for roasting marshmallows, keeping warm on cooler evenings, and creating a relaxing atmosphere. Plus, it’s another great spot for guests to gather and socialize.

outdoor open fire

Pool and Outdoor Living Specialists

If you’re looking to create a stunning backyard retreat, trust in the expert pool builders certified by the Master Pools Guild. We are a global network of outdoor living specialists who will help you design and build the perfect outdoor space, complete with a pool, kitchen, and any other features you desire. From outdoor kitchen designs to covered outdoor kitchen ideas, these professionals will guide you through every step of the process to make your dream backyard a reality.

Find your nearest MPG member now.


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