Hampton Pavilion with a Burkholder Brothers Hardscape Design.

Amazing Outdoor Kitchen Designs that will Inspire Entertaining

People today are taking grilling and outdoor entertaining to the next level. See some amazing outdoor kitchens and get inspired for your own backyard.

The Growing Trend of Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens have become the latest trend in backyard living. According to CNN, “Seventy-five percent of Americans own an outdoor grill or smoker and over 79.1 million Americans have grilled out in the past year.” The No. 1 grilling holiday is Fourth of July while other popular days include Memorial Day, Father’s Day and Labor Day. People spend a lot of time cooking outside!

Why not join the crowd and create a space in your backyard for entertaining and grilling?

Examples of Stunning Outdoor Kitchens

Alpine pavilion with stucco outdoor kitchen.

Pizza Ovens

Who doesn’t like pizza? Pizza Ovens have become an outside commodity for outdoor entertaining. The taste of pizza baked in a pizza oven is rustic and incredible. If you like family-style meals to entertain your guests or passionate about a great slice, a pizza oven is an incredible feature to add to your backyard.

Our Alpine Pavilion to the left is an excellent example of creating a kitchen that facilitates all the pizza goodness. The old-world feel of the Alpine transports you to the hillside of Italy, which creates a unique ambiance to your space.

Barbecue Grill and Prep Stations

Convenience is a must in an outdoor kitchen. Adding a station for both grilling food and prepping the food has become quite popular with customers. Consider creating a space that has the advantage of prepping and cooking in one place, while you entertain your guests. The station can be large or small, to accommodate your backyard needs. Include some counter space for better food preparation and cooking ease.

The barbecue grill and prep station under this Kingston Pergola is a good example of creating enough space to work at the grill and use the countertop to prep food. This owner included a fridge to keep the food fresh for grilling.

Kingston Pergola with outdoor kitchen
Alpine pavilion with bar style high top counter and seating area next to a pool.

A Kitchen and Pool Bar Combination

It comes down to what fits your lifestyle and entertaining style. If you have a pool or want to add one to your backyard, consider adding an outdoor kitchen to go next to the pool. Poolside entertaining now includes a lavish grilling and cooking place while sitting poolside.

This Alpine pavilion has a kitchen and bar next to a pool. Complete with all the amenities to make pool party entertaining incredible.

Fully-Stocked Outdoor Kitchen

Indoor spaces always include amenities like a dishwasher, fridge, or a sink. The trend now is to include a fridge, sink, and a dishwasher in an outdoor kitchen for added convenience. Balancing dirty dishes or food trays is now a struggle of the past! It may be worth considering the benefit of having either a sink, fridge, or dishwasher in your outdoor kitchen.

This Traditional Vinyl Pavilion demonstrates the variety of appliances you can add to an outdoor kitchen. This customer created a space that is focused on dining outdoors. Grill, fridge, mini stove top, dishwasher are just a few examples of adding your own touch to outdoor living.

Traditional Vinyl Pavilion
Vinyl grand estate pavilion with outdoor kitchen and seating area next to a pool.

Outdoor Dining Room

Don’t be satisfied with merely cooking outside; create an outdoor dining room for endless nights of enjoying good company and great food.

Many homeowners are combining their outdoor kitchen and living space to promote entertaining while cooking. It lets your guests feel comfortable while you cook and allows you to join the conversation!

This vinyl Grand Estate pavilion demonstrates enhancing an outdoor kitchen with furniture for multiple uses.

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