Take outdoor entertaining to the next level this season with one of our favorite outdoor kitchen concepts. When the weather is warm and pleasant, there is nothing more satisfying than eating (and cooking) a meal outside. With these outdoor kitchen ideas, you can both prepare and enjoy your food in comfort while enjoying the simple joys of being outside.

You can effortlessly turn your backyard into a luxury outdoor living area by building an outdoor kitchen. Conveying a relaxed atmosphere for outdoor dining is easy to do with the right outdoor kitchen concept. We’ll be exploring a few such options below.

Patio Kitchen and Living Room

Some homeowners try to blur the line between indoors and outdoors by making their outdoor kitchen an extension of the indoors. Typical of this method, they incorporate high-style, weather-resistant rugs, loungers, or dining tables to create an outdoor living space that’s just as comfortable as the inside and even looks pretty much like the inside of a house would. In this case, however, you would get the added benefit of fresh air.

Outdoor living rooms like these are the best places to spend summer nights. There are many details that can help define this outdoor space and make it feel like a real room. Add an outdoor couch and coffee table across from the grill so that the cook can be part of the gathering. Additionally, a fireplace adds comfort to the space and serves as a functional piece for colder nights.

Outdoor Bar and Grill

Many outdoor chefs simply want their outdoor kitchen space to make the most of the great outdoors. The focus here is on the fundamental: basics like a grill, outdoor refrigeration, seating, and room to entertain. A full patio kitchen with a bar island is often what an outdoor chef requests. A full patio kitchen provides a grill, sink, fridge, dishwasher, and smoker all in one area. Guests can relax at the bar with the game on the flatscreen TV above the focal area. Stone is a classic outdoor kitchen staple that fits in nicely with these options.

Poolside Outdoor Kitchen

For the ultimate fun in the sun, building an outdoor kitchen near your swimming pool is a great way to create your very own backyard oasis. This setup offers plenty of entertaining and outdoor living benefits. This setup also allows the chef and guests to socialize, swim, sunbathe, eat, and drink all in the same backyard outdoor living space.

You can also situate your outdoor kitchen underneath shade, such as a pergola, gazebo, or in a three-season room, so you and your guests can enjoy a relaxing summer day in the pool and then cool off with food and drinks away from the sun.

Some outdoor kitchens will also have fun features that will make your yard unique such as pizza ovens and oversized fire pits.

You can check out our previous outdoor kitchen work and call us at (314) 568-6550 to schedule a consultation about your dream outdoor kitchen.