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Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen
DeGoey Designs
Patio kitchen - small industrial backyard brick patio kitchen idea in Other
Outdoor BBQ - Hallandale Beach
Outdoor BBQ - Hallandale Beach
3JS Workshop
Solid surface countertops and sink
Mid-sized minimalist backyard tile patio kitchen photo in Miami with a roof extension
Patio Fans & Heaters Installations
Patio Fans & Heaters Installations
Dallas Landscape Lighting
Outdoor kitchen electrical - oscillating ceiling mounted Craftmade fans, pendant lighting, flush mounted Infra-tech Heaters, recessed lighting, outdoor speakers & TV installed by Dallas Landscape Lighting 214-202-7474 http://www.dallaslandscapelighting.net
Kalamazoo Grills
Kalamazoo Grills
Jim Robertson
Kalamazoo outdoor kitchen
Backyard patio kitchen photo in Miami
Outdoor Living
Outdoor Living
McSpadden Homes
Example of a large trendy backyard outdoor kitchen deck design in Other with no cover
Bluffview Contemporary
Bluffview Contemporary
LRO Residential
Immagery Intelligence
Inspiration for a large contemporary backyard concrete patio kitchen remodel in Dallas with a roof extension
Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space in Alva, Florida
Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space in Alva, Florida
Progressive Design Build
Challenge This 2001 riverfront home was purchased by the owners in 2015 and immediately renovated. Progressive Design Build was hired at that time to remodel the interior, with tentative plans to remodel their outdoor living space as a second phase design/build remodel. True to their word, after completing the interior remodel, this young family turned to Progressive Design Build in 2017 to address known zoning regulations and restrictions in their backyard and build an outdoor living space that was fit for entertaining and everyday use. The homeowners wanted a pool and spa, outdoor living room, kitchen, fireplace and covered patio. They also wanted to stay true to their home’s Old Florida style architecture while also adding a Jamaican influence to the ceiling detail, which held sentimental value to the homeowners who honeymooned in Jamaica. Solution To tackle the known zoning regulations and restrictions in the backyard, the homeowners researched and applied for a variance. With the variance in hand, Progressive Design Build sat down with the homeowners to review several design options. These options included: Option 1) Modifications to the original pool design, changing it to be longer and narrower and comply with an existing drainage easement Option 2) Two different layouts of the outdoor living area Option 3) Two different height elevations and options for the fire pit area Option 4) A proposed breezeway connecting the new area with the existing home After reviewing the options, the homeowners chose the design that placed the pool on the backside of the house and the outdoor living area on the west side of the home (Option 1). It was important to build a patio structure that could sustain a hurricane (a Southwest Florida necessity), and provide substantial sun protection. The new covered area was supported by structural columns and designed as an open-air porch (with no screens) to allow for an unimpeded view of the Caloosahatchee River. The open porch design also made the area feel larger, and the roof extension was built with substantial strength to survive severe weather conditions. The pool and spa were connected to the adjoining patio area, designed to flow seamlessly into the next. The pool deck was designed intentionally in a 3-color blend of concrete brick with freeform edge detail to mimic the natural river setting. Bringing the outdoors inside, the pool and fire pit were slightly elevated to create a small separation of space. Result All of the desirable amenities of a screened porch were built into an open porch, including electrical outlets, a ceiling fan/light kit, TV, audio speakers, and a fireplace. The outdoor living area was finished off with additional storage for cushions, ample lighting, an outdoor dining area, a smoker, a grill, a double-side burner, an under cabinet refrigerator, a major ventilation system, and water supply plumbing that delivers hot and cold water to the sinks. Because the porch is under a roof, we had the option to use classy woods that would give the structure a natural look and feel. We chose a dark cypress ceiling with a gloss finish, replicating the same detail that the homeowners experienced in Jamaica. This created a deep visceral and emotional reaction from the homeowners to their new backyard. The family now spends more time outdoors enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of nature. Their professional lives allow them to take a trip to paradise right in their backyard—stealing moments that reflect on the past, but are also enjoyed in the present.
The Modern New England Home
The Modern New England Home
STONEYARD®
Boston Blend Mosaic thin stone veneer can set the theme for your entire home. This New England home uses copper accents against olive siding and white trim. All of these features compliment the natural mix of colors in the Boston Blend. Carry the New England theme throughout the property by covering the cement foundation with the same stone veneer. Bring those natural elements inside to your kitchen or fireplace for a touch of elegance. Here, the stone was used to add architectural interest and old world charm to a modern kitchen. The fireplace and chimney were also faced with the Boston Blend Mosaic thin stone veneer. To fish the project, outdoor entertainment areas including fire pit, seating, and outdoor fireplace create the perfect setting for summer fun. Visit www.stoneyard.com/955 for more photos and video.
Weatherwell Aluminum Shutters
Weatherwell Aluminum Shutters
Weatherwell Elite - Aluminum Shutters
A favourite of architects around the world, Aluminum Shutters are latest trend in the US. Weatherwell Aluminum Shutters combine cutting edge engineering and beautiful design. Enclose an outdoor space, use as security screens, create privacy, or give strength and durability in indoor high traffic areas and replace your traditional wood shutters. Weatherwell Aluminum Shutters have moveable and lockable blades, wind ratings, and can be used for security. Use them in a myriad of installation methods and access a myriad of colors.
Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen
Capital Renovations Group
Photography by Ken Vaughan
Large elegant backyard stone patio kitchen photo in Dallas with a roof extension
Transitional Patio
Transitional Patio
Patio kitchen - transitional backyard patio kitchen idea in DC Metro with no cover
Portfolio
Portfolio
Outdoor Kitchen, Pool & Pavers
Inspiration for a mid-sized mediterranean backyard stamped concrete patio kitchen remodel in Tampa with a pergola
Ponte Vedra Contemporary
Ponte Vedra Contemporary
Aria Homes, Inc.
Jessie Preza Photography
Large trendy patio kitchen photo in Jacksonville
Masterfully Designed Outdoor Living Space in Arcadia
Masterfully Designed Outdoor Living Space in Arcadia
Unique Landscapes and Custom Pools
This masterfully designed outdoor living space feels open, airy, and filled with light thanks to the lighter finishes and the fabric pergola shade. Clean, modern lines and a muted color palette add to the spa-like feel of this outdoor living space.
Sports Bars & Outdoor Kitchens
Sports Bars & Outdoor Kitchens
Richard Cohen Landscape
Inspiration for a large timeless backyard patio kitchen remodel in Orange County with a gazebo
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
B St. Design
Ed Gohlich
Patio kitchen - mediterranean patio kitchen idea in San Diego with no cover
Quaint Corner Resort
Quaint Corner Resort
Alderwood Landscape Architecture and Construction
This couple wanted to get the most out of their small, suburban backyard by implementing an adult design separate from the kids' area, but within its view. Our team designed a courtyard-like feel to make the space feel larger and to provide easy access to the shed/office space. The delicate water feature and fire pit are the perfect elements to provide a resort feel.
Outdoor Kitchen and Bar
Outdoor Kitchen and Bar
Hughes Landscaping
Ground view of deck. Outwardly visible structural elements are wrapped in pVC. Photo Credit: Johnna Harrison
Outdoor kitchen deck - large traditional backyard outdoor kitchen deck idea in DC Metro with a pergola
Westlake Project
Westlake Project
Michelle Tumlin Design
Example of a large transitional backyard tile patio kitchen design in Austin with a roof extension
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
Samsel Architects
David Dietrich
Example of a mid-sized minimalist backyard stone patio kitchen design in Other with a roof extension

Complete the al fresco dining experience by doing the actual cooking in your own outdoor kitchen. Enjoy the open-air adventure of grilling up some burgers, prepping the toppings and serving it all up without ever having to go inside and miss out on the action. Whether you plan to do a simple grill area or a fully stocked prep-and-cook layout, check out the following outdoor kitchen ideas to make the most of your new space.

Focus on the Features

While you could just stick a grill on the patio and call it a day, the fun in creating an amazing outdoor kitchen is adding all of the special features you need (or just want) to make it a desirable experience. Similar to cooking indoors, you’ll likely want to build a spot where you aren’t separated from the rest of the party. This can easily be accomplished with a few bar stools pulled right up to a counter, or can also mean a nearby lounge area that’s within earshot of the cook. Regardless of your budget, there are plenty of common and coveted additions you can use to create a complete kitchen outside:

Cooking:

  • Grill (built in or freestanding)
  • Smoker
  • Pizza oven
  • Stove or cooktop
  • Conventional oven
  • Ventilation (especially in a covered area)
  • Herb garden (doubles as bug repellent)

Entertaining:

  • Fire pit
  • Fireplace
  • Bartop
  • Seating
  • Dining spot
  • Outdoor TV
  • Speakers
  • Shade cover

Prep and storage:

  • Countertops
  • Storage cabinets
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator or cooler
  • Sink
  • Trashcan

Lighting and electrical:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electrical outlets
  • Heater

Location, Location, Location

Locate your outdoor kitchen close to the main house for multiple reasons, the most important being easy access to plumbing, gas and electrical lines. Close proximity to your home also makes bringing supplies to and from an indoor kitchen much simpler when you don’t have to maneuver a backyard obstacle course. You’ll also want to consider the view; if you’ll be manning the grill, are you staring at a wall or can you see what’s happening in the rest of the yard and be part of the conversation? Also keep in mind the sun, rain and wind — the addition of a pergola, awning or even the cover of a tree can provide much needed protection (just make sure your don’t use combustible materials, especially when open flames are involved). Think about which of these factors is important to you and plan your outdoor kitchen design accordingly.

Since your new patio kitchen will be located outdoors, it’s important that you use the correct materials to ensure it lasts long into the future. You’ll want materials that are:

  • Weather Resistant: Harsh sun and rain will do a number on typical indoor materials. Ensure your new outside kitchen will last by using materials that withstand the elements, like teak, concrete, granite, engineered quartz and stainless steel to name a few.
  • Rot Resistant: Moisture can quickly destroy the wrong types of wood and have you replacing your outdoor cabinets and counters sooner than you expected. Stick with outdoor-friendly woods like teak, opt for man-made materials or be prepared to apply a sealer regularly.
  • Heat Resistant: You’ll likely want to place hot items, including food, dishes and cooking utensils, directly on the countertop. Use a heat-resistant counter material so you don’t have to worry about damaging them. These include engineered quartz, concrete and stainless steel, among others.
  • Low Maintenance: Anything that can be hosed off and wiped down easily will make for quick cleanup. Stay away from porous stones, like marble, and unsealed wood that can absorb liquids and stains.

Whether you want inspiration for planning an outdoor kitchen renovation or are building a designer outdoor kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 43,877 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including STONEYARD® and Metro Building and Remodeling Group LLC. Look through outdoor kitchen pictures in different colors and styles and when you find an outdoor kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful outdoor kitchen photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.