The hotter it gets, the more time we want to spend outside. Whether that is swimming in a pool, sitting and enjoying the summer heat, or simply being outside, there’s something about summer that just feels oh so right. With that being said, who doesn’t love cooking outside? Something about a grilled anything, just tastes better. Keeping that in mind, here are mesmerizing outdoor kitchens that are too good to be true, yet being an abundance of inspiration to anyone looking to get a little creative.
Being under the sun is all fun and games until it gets too hot and you’re ready to go inside. Instead of going inside consider building and outdoor pantry pavilion. Doing so not only enables you to want to spend more time outdoors. but you will have a comfortable space where you will have your favorite food to eat without having to go inside on a constant basis. Work in a stool or two and you will have the perfect seating space.
Outdoor pizza oven
Okay, who doesn’t love a good brick oven pizza?! Not only do they taste better, but they’re authentic and delicious. If your outdoor space allows it to bring in a large outdoor pizza oven and make it the staple. Pair it with other cooking accessories and bring a little bit of authentic Italy right to your humble abode.
Keep it Simple
Let’s face it, not everyone wants to create an extravagant/lavish outdoor space, some of us simply want a space where we can enjoy a nice meal with family and friends. If that is the case, bring in a luxury grill and pair it with simple seating. The contrast between the two will give you that welcoming appeal that simple yet charming and chic.
Shabby kitchens are back on trend and we are truly obsessed. The key to working with a shabby chic outdoor kitchen is bringing the rustic. You want to go as rustic as possible with just a hint of whitewashed brick for that aged look that feels modern yet shabby all at once. Consider working with as much brick as possible for that contrasting approach.
When we think of an outdoor kitchen many of us think of a grill and maybe even some seating but why not go all out? Why not have our entire kitchen mimicked outdoors? Furthermore, we are speaking about having a full-on stove, grill, oven pizza oven, and seating. Creating an entire kitchen allows you to get creative while having fun items outdoors.
Okay, so you might not want to have a full-on outdoor kitchen, but why not have a bar? Who doesn’t love a good outdoor bar? This is perfect for those that love to entertain their guests at their home or want to have an outdoor space they can make their drinks often without having to go inside on a constant basis. It’s all about making your bar look and feel as stocked as possible without taking too much of your décor away from what the space has to offer.
Built-in Grill & Sink
Stone is not only a classic element to have outdoors, but it’s the perfect staple element when you want to bring in a grill, sink, and fridge that is placed in a sturdy display. Consider working with a counter display that has a built-in grill with a sink so you can cook everything you need directly outdoors without having to even consider going back inside. It’s a perfect win-win for all.
Chic yet Modern
Just because your outdoor kitchen will be outside, does not mean it can’t be a daring aspect. Work with dark wood for a modern yet glamorous twist and pair it with blond wood countertops. The contrast alone makes a beautiful display that enhances the space. Keep it minimal for the perfect contrasting approach that allows the wood elements to be the main focus.
Next to the Pool
If you have always wanted a pool look no further! Examine the space you have and build around it. Build around it by allowing your pool space to become the complementary element to your eating space. Having a kitchen next to the pool is perfect when you want to have a vacation-like vibe. Add stools to your kitchen and bring it full circle, your house is sure to become the next hit on the block!
Adding an outdoor kitchen does not need to be a huge project, it can be a simple space where you cook your favorite Summer dishes and sit back to enjoy the sunset. Keeping it minimal is one of the best ways to do just that. Add in a well-equipped kitchen and blend in a simple table with a chair or two not only will the space be minimal, but it will feel quiet and charming all at once. It’s the perfect way of creating a space that’s simple yet feels fresh every time.
An outdoor kitchen could be the perfect space where you can relax and feel on vacation no matter the time of day. Share with us, which of these kitchens are you most interested in trying to recreate on your own.