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10 Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas

It's time to get outside and cook! Let these outdoor kitchen ideas inspire you to create your own outdoor cooking paradise.

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Outdoor Kitchen With Herb Garden Courtesy Mommodesign InstagramCourtesy @mommodesign/Instagram

Outdoor Kitchen with Herb Garden

Having fresh ingredients within reach of your outdoor kitchen makes your al fresco dining more delicious and enjoyable! That’s why this built-in herb garden by @mommodesign is so ingenious. The chalkboard paint on this wood planter unit keeps the herbs labeled and easily switched out as needed.

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Outdoor Kitchen And Bar Courtesy Cenaoutdoor InstagramCourtesy @cenaoutdoor/Instagram

Outdoor Kitchen and Bar

This covered outdoor kitchen by @cenaoutdoor is just waiting for an outdoor party. The pizza oven, barbecue grill and mini refrigerator keep guests well-fed and the drinks flowing. Wall shelves hold oils and spices so the countertop remains clear for food prep, and the bar setup at the end is a fine place to gather.

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Diy Wood Slat Outdoor Kitchen Courtesy Klk.interiors InstagramCourtesy @klk.interiors/Instagram

DIY Wood Slat Outdoor Kitchen

Kerry of @klk.interiors gave her outdoor kitchen a makeover by painting it black and adding simple horizontal wood slats. The resulting modern look cost a fraction of what a high-end pro-installed slatted wood cabinet would! The wall shelf above the counter holds barbecue utensils and provides the perfect spot for some greenery. Find out the average cost of an outdoor kitchen.

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Double Shelf Outdoor Kitchen Courtesy The Outdoor Kitchen Collective InstagramCourtesy @the_outdoor_kitchen_collective/Instagram

Double Shelf Outdoor Kitchen

This gorgeous outdoor kitchen from a client of @the_outdoor_kitchen_collective looks sleek and modern. Upon closer inspection, you can see the base of the structure is simply two shelves mounted in a corner configuration.

The shelves are just the right size to hold a pizza oven, as well as the kamado-style outdoor cooker (AKA a Big Green Egg) which can grill, smoke and roast.

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Coastal Style Outdoor Kitchen Courtesy Ava Cliffhouse InstagramCourtesy @ava_cliffhouse/Instagram

Coastal Style Outdoor Kitchen

This sleek, white outdoor kitchen from @ava_cliffhouse offers all the comforts of an indoor kitchen, including a mini fridge for keeping drinks cold and meat chilled until you’re ready to cook. The natural fiber accents in the light fixtures and chairs give the space a cool coastal vibe.

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Diy Pizza Kitchen Courtesy Enchanted. .whispers InstagramCourtesy @enchanted._.whispers/Instagram

DIY Pizza Kitchen

This lovely pizza kitchen from @enchanted._.whispers was a DIY labor of love. The homeowners created each element, building the shelving and countertop and adding a beautiful patterned tile backsplash. The outdoor bar (made from pallet wood!) is a welcoming spot for guests to sit while they wait for their fresh slice of pizza.

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Concrete Countertop Outdoor Kitchen Courtesy Hillhousedesignandconstruction InstagramCourtesy @hillhousedesignandconstruction/Instagram

Concrete Countertop Outdoor Kitchen

Concrete countertops are perfect for outdoor use because of their durability in all types of weather. In this outdoor space from @hillhousedesignandconstruction, the crisp white base gives the concrete counters a polished look.

Be sure to use a food-safe sealer when installing a concrete countertop to ensure it can withstand the elements without damage to the finish. The grill shown here is made by Traeger

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Mediterranean Outdoor Kitchen Courtesy Ivylodgeni InstagramCourtesy @ivylodgeni/Instagram

Mediterranean Outdoor Kitchen

This outdoor kitchen from @ivylodgeni evokes a style inspired by seaside villas on the Mediterranean coast, with white stucco, blue accents, and natural materials like brick and wood details. But it’s not just style with no substance. The hanging pan storage and built-in storage nooks make this kitchen conveniently functional for outdoor cooking.

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Small Space Outdoor Kitchen Courtesy Ourlittleabode InstagramCourtesy @ourlittleabode/Instagram

Small Space Outdoor Kitchen

This space by @ourlittleabode proves you don’t need much room to create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. A built-in grill, a mini fridge and a couple of outdoor cabinets are all it takes. When choosing cabinets for an outdoor kitchen, be certain the materials can be used outdoors.

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Gourmet Outdoor Kitchen Courtesy InstagramCourtesy

Gourmet Outdoor Kitchen

This gourmet outdoor kitchen by has everything you need to showcase your culinary skills. And with views like these, why would you ever want to cook indoors again? The weatherproof cabinets from NatureKast feature drawer boxes built from waterproof PVC, and resin doors and drawer fronts finished to look like real Cypress wood.

The grill is a Rockwell, by Caliber Appliances

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.