Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Maybe you can’t help but steal glances at your neighbor’s outdoor kitchen, maybe you’ve always dreamed of having one of your own, or maybe you watch HGTV more than you care to admit. Whatever the case may be, you’re here because of a fundamental truth — you want (and, quite frankly, deserve) an outdoor kitchen. But where to start? Before you dive into the nitty-gritty of outdoor kitchen planning, you should spend time getting inspired and searching for the type of space that best fits your lifestyle. Fortunately, you’ll find plenty of outdoor kitchen ideas here: you can browse Pinterest boards, check out 3D sketches from our design team, and read stories of how real-life homeowners made their outdoor spaces come to life. A better backyard starts with the first step.

Outdoor Kitchen Planning

  • Bright and open outdoor kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
  • Featured Spaces | Outdoor Kitchen Photo Gallery

    Hear from homeowners who, just like you, had a dream of turning their backyard into an outdoor kitchen. Their stories (and the included photos) just might spark inspiration for you!

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  • 3D design sketch of an outdoor kitchen done by our team.
  • Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen

    What's all the fuss about outdoor kitchens? Plenty, actually! Discover the many advantages of outdoor kitchens, from better quality of life to potential savings.

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  • Hestan outdoor kitchen island
  • How Much Does an Outdoor Kitchen Cost?

    We get this question all the time! The best answer is ‘it depends.’ The size, number of appliances, finishes, and other factors contribute to the final tab.

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  • Hestan luxury outdoor kitchen with fireplace
  • Is an Outdoor Kitchen a Good Investment?

    When you make improvements to your home, it’s important to understand how it will affect your property value and – more importantly – your family's lifestyle.

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Outdoor Kitchen Inspiration

  • Traditional style outdoor kitchen with a lot of wood elements and classic outdoor furniture.
  • Traditional Outdoor Kitchens

    Sophisticated and timeless, traditional outdoor spaces turn a simple backyard into so much more. Peruse this Pinterest board to see which elements are needed for this type of space.

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  • Outdoor kitchen built out of brick with dark and cozy design elements
  • Rustic Outdoor Kitchens

    Natural yet elegant, rough yet inviting — these are the hallmarks of rustic design. Check out this Pinterest board for examples of rustic elements incorporated into outdoor kitchens.

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  • Sleek outdoor kitchen featuring sleek, straight lines, and bright stainless steel.
  • Coastal Outdoor Kitchens

    Modern (a distinct but recent time period) and contemporary (present-day) designs can keep your outdoor kitchen on the cutting edge of style. See this board for some great examples.

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  • Sleek outdoor kitchen featuring sleek, straight lines, and bright stainless steel.
  • Modern & Contemporary Outdoor Kitchens

    Modern (a distinct but recent time period) and contemporary (present-day) designs can keep your outdoor kitchen on the cutting edge of style. See this board for some great examples.

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  • Bright white outdoor kitchen with touches of painted brick and wooden elements.
  • Modern Farmhouse Outdoor Kitchens

    Looking for a more family-oriented style? As this board demonstrates, modern farmhouse outdoor kitchens use straight lines, wood accents, and white surfaces to set an inviting tone.

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  • Warm and inviting outdoor kitchen featuring stone focal points.
  • Mediterranean Outdoor Kitchens

    Spanish, Italian, and Moroccan influences combine to create outdoor kitchens that are earthy yet ornate. Hand-painted tiles also appear frequently on this Mediterranean-style board.

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  • 3D Designs by Our Team

    Our free outdoor kitchen design service has helped thousands of homeowners bring their backyards to life. We’ve sorted their renderings by type so you can see the available options.

  • 3D design sketch of an outdoor kitchen done by our team.