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18+ Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Ideas For Dining Al Fresco

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If you have been considering adding an outdoor kitchen or upscaling your outdoor space, have a look at some fabulous design ideas for alfresco cooking. The addition of an outdoor kitchen space will encourage you to get outside and enjoy your backyard. An outdoor kitchen will help to expand your living space and enables you to cook, eat, and entertain family and friends in style. Have a look below for some fabulous ideas to help get you started.

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1. A traditional style deck in Pensacola, Florida provides a timeless backyard oasis. The gorgeous wooden deck is a select grade of Cumaru, in a 5/4 and 4/4 thickness. The decking was installed using a hidden fastener system and was finished using an organic Brazilian nut oil. The cabinets are waterproof and made by NatureKast. The dining table is teak. This area is approximately 18’6 “W x 20’L. (via Omega Construction and Design)

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outdoor-kitchen-dining-ideas

2. This outdoor kitchen in Des Moines, Iowa features a freestanding grill with food prep spaces built around it. Open shelving makes for efficient and cost-effective storage. Metal railings behind the grill are a stylish accent that can be used as hanging racks for copper mugs and kitchen utensils. (via DeGoey Designs)

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3. A contemporary patio in Miami, Florida features a built-in bench seating for dining al fresco. The attached outdoor kitchen features a grill, sink, and integrated cabinetry, along with plenty of space for food prep. (via Design House)

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4. Despite its compact size, this outdoor kitchen in Chicago has extensive cooking capabilities. Integrated into the design is the Signature Series Cabinetry and Refrigeration by Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. They are weather-tight, so they can be safely used year-round. (via Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet)

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5. In Tuscon, Arizona, a pergola covered patio offers an oasis in the desert. A small barbecue station is just large enough for grilling veggies, such as zucchini and portabello mushrooms. Having a smaller kitchen space allows for more room to provide entertaining areas such as a dining area set in front of a built-in hearth. (via BOXHILL)

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6. This outdoor kitchen offers plenty of storage courtesy of wall-to-wall cabinetry. There is plenty of space for storing cooking essentials, along with concealing a mini-fridge and other appliances. A stainless steel backsplash with wood paneling above helps to create visual continuity and defining this kitchen space within an English country garden. (via Inspired Garden Design)

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7. A contemporary patio in San Francisco features a grilling station with The Big Green Egg kamado-style ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker. Built-in bench seating and a fire pit allow for plenty of space for casual seating in this long and narrow yard. (via Land Studio C)

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8. A Redwood City, California family wished to have an outdoor space to gather with family and friends. The designers created this Napa Style outdoor living space, complete with a grill, sink, fridge, and pizza oven. The countertop material is Namibian marble, mystery white. The floor is poured concrete, smooth trowel finish with cut lines. (via Harrell Remodeling, Inc. / Design + Build)

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9. In South Carolina, a wrap-around porch was designed to take advantage of its lakeside setting and mountain vistas. Materials include river rock, granite, and Tennessee field stone, combined with wavy edge siding and a cedar shingle roof. The kitchen includes plenty of cabinetry for storage, prep space, a barbeque, and a Big Green Egg. See the rest of this home here: Timber frame home with farmhouse interiors overlooking Lake Keowee. (via Wright Design)

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10. A modern farmhouse in Westchester County, New York offers the ultimate backyard oasis with a kitchen, dining, and living area. The steps lend a sunken feel to this outdoor space that comes complete with a pergola for partial shade. (via Alisberg Parker)

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11. An outdoor kitchen comes complete with a grill by Alfresco, along with an Alfresco cocktail station and wet bar sink. There is also a sink, fridge, and plenty of storage space. The cabinets are all stainless steel and made by Danver. The countertop material is a honed granite called Virginia Mist, sourced from Charles Luck in Washington, DC. The latticework is custom fabricated from Latticestix in San Francisco, CA. The product is made from Western Red Cedar. (via GardenWise)

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12. An outdoor patio in Melbourne, Australia features a hidden grilling station. This custom-designed barbecue hutch is composed of spotted gum. The unique component of this outdoor kitchen is the open and close lid that keeps the space clean and tidy and protected from the elements. (via MR.MITCHELL)

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13. This farmhouse style backyard oasis in Los Angeles is simply perfection. The space comes complete with a pass-through window from the indoor kitchen to the outdoor kitchen. A window bar with counter stools provides a casual spot for dining, while additional seating is perfect for entertaining. (via Mark Langos Interior Design)

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14. In Austin, Texas, this home’s outdoor patio features a kitchen and dining area. A floating grill comes complete with towel storage space — towel cubby is 12″ x 24″ and 12″ deep. To float the Big Green Egg, there is a steel support that ties it to the steel structure of the stainless countertop. The counter is 14′ long and is made of stainless steel wrapping a mild steel frame, costing roughly $3,500 to build. The flooring is a Lueders Limestone installed in a brick pattern. (via Austin Outdoor Design)

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outdoor-kitchen-dining-ideas

15. This fabulous outdoor kitchen in Sydney, Australia comes complete with a pizza oven, from Sydney Heaters & Pizza Ovens. The cooktop is an Electrolux BBQ. The structure and countertop are clad in honed bluestone, while the doors are cedar stained dark. On the floor, the decking boards are Tallowwood. The lighting was sourced from Gardens at Night. Custom built on site, the total cost of this project is $35K (AUD), while the pizza oven alone was roughly $15K (AUD). (via Harrison’s Landscaping)

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outdoor-kitchen-dining-ideas

16. In Minnesota, this beautiful outdoor living space is surrounded by a mature pine tree canopy. The patio offers a space for relaxation and large family gatherings to cook, dine, enjoy cocktails, and lounge around the firepit. An expansive kitchen island and bar provide plenty of space for storage, along with cooking and prep areas and a dimmable pendant task light. The island is composed of natural stone and a Dekton countertop. Outdoor entertaining areas are all connected with each other — kitchen, dining, and casual firepit lounge. An overhead pergola provides shading while defining the main focal point. (via Ispiri Design-Build)

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17. A beautiful garden kitchen in London, England features a built-in barbeque and under-counter storage. A tall retaining wall provides additional privacy from neighbors to create a feeling of intimacy. A curved wall framing the garden provides casual seating. (via Germinate Design)

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18. This beach style patio in Orlando, Florida offers everything one would wish for in an outdoor living space. Protected from the elements, there is a living, dining, and kitchen space, the ultimate in entertaining in style. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace is complete with an outdoor television for watching movies and sports. (via E2 Homes)

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19. A transitional style patio in Atlanta, Georgia provides the ultimate in outdoor living. A simple arbor over a grilling station is complemented by unique light fixtures. A beautiful dining table is used for al fresco dining, while a tree canopy provides a tranquil backdrop for this outdoor entertaining space. (via Julie Coppa Designs)

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