For those who aren’t content with a simple barbecue and a modest patio set, we present sizzling-hot outdoor kitchen ideas (as well as some outdoor kitchen bar ideas), equipped with all the essentials for cooking, dining, entertaining, watching TV, lounging and soaking in the views. Staycation, anyone?
Shaded by an overhang, this galley kitchen is the epitome of luxury. The banks of cabinets – outfitted with a range, cooktop and sink – are sleek without being obnoxious, so as not to distract from the bucolic view. And this kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Just look at those food-prep-and-present surfaces!
The Gaucho grill – the unit with the carnivalesque wheel – is for the true barbecue enthusiast. Enjoy the sound of crackling fire, aromatic smoke and sizzling meat off the wood-fire grill in this Argentinian-style appliance. Or you could just slide a pizza into that amazing oven. And it all comes neatly packaged in Kalamazoo Gourmet’s charcoal and white Arcadia series cabinetry, available in 250 colour combinations.
Grill With a View
Can you imagine this as your cottage kitchen? No one would ever cook indoors. Modern grooved modular cabinets from NewAge Products feature UV-resistant louvre-style doors and soft-close hardware, while a 33-inch grill insert is perfect for that barbecue and there’s room for a Big Green Egg charcoal barbecue cooker, too.
Gourmet in the Woods
Just because you’re in the sticks, doesn’t mean you have to cook over an open flame. This snazzy set-up from Kalamazoo Gourmet features a powerful Artisan pizza oven for making Neapolitan-style pies, stainless steel cabinetry wrapped in wood, a fridge and a barbecue.
Superb in Stone
HGTV’s deck guru Paul Lafrance did a stellar job on this deck, lending interest to the barbecue by cloaking it in stonework for a rustic feel. Devising an outdoor space? Check out Paul’s most ambitious gazebos.
What a Makeover
Stone pavers, wood decking, a fire pit, a pizza oven, a vertical garden, a bench – shall we continue? – are envy-inducing in this mecca for entertaining designed by the team at Bunnings Warehouse. You’ve got to see the sad, unwelcoming state of this terrace before the makeover.
A fun-loving client deserves a kitchen that’s out of the ordinary. Enter Sherwood Outdoor Kitchens. The Vancouver-based alfresco specialists commissioned Vancouver artist Scott Sueme to create this spectacle painted on a weatherproof concrete panel you can read about more here. Topped with a premium Wolf barbecue and the cutest Sub-Zero fridge, it’s a joy to behold.
does both interior and outdoor spaces that are equally thrilling. This high-contrast outdoor space in Denver, CO, is anchored by powder-coated black stainless steel cabinets and features the company’s fuel pizza oven, Hestan grill, EVO flat-top grill and SkyVue outdoor TV. When’s dinner? We’re famished.
Oh So Modern
This lovely expansive outdoor kitchen from Wayfair is made for lazy summer days and nights. The modular kitchen unit – outfitted in white, modern materials – paired with the wood roof and stone floor, lends a warm and cozy finished look.