Have you ever had a favorite restaurant of yours that always made you want to sit outside and enjoy the great outdoors? Well, get excited because that restaurant is now coming to your backyard!
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, you can create an outdoor kitchen layout so fantastic that you’ll never want to eat indoors again.
Better yet, there are several different themes, appliances, and designs that you can choose from to create something that is entirely unique.
Here are several outdoor kitchen designs that will make you prioritize your outdoor living arrangement. Consider all of these designs as you plan to make your own.
1. Fire Pit Centric Kitchen
Outdoors is the only place where you can design your entire kitchen around a one-of-a-kind fire pit.
If you enjoy spending spring, summer, and fall nights around the fire pit, it makes sense to design an outdoor kitchen with the pit at the nucleus of it all.
You can use amazing features such as beautiful tile, outdoor seating, cobblestone flooring, and countertops to make something that’s truly one of a kind.
Be warned: if you choose to go this route, your family and friends will think of every excuse to come over and have a gathering/party.
2. Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Are you snobby about the kind of pizza that you eat? Do you not consider a get-together a “party” unless it includes pizza as a food item? Are you trying to think of ways to take your outdoor kitchen to the next level?
A wood-fired pizza oven can be an incredible addition to any fantasy outdoor kitchen design.
You’ll have every excuse to eat one of your favorite dishes that cook enough for the entire family and gets you outdoors far more often.
You can even create a little storage space beside the pizza oven where you can store all of your wood to be used later. None of it will go to waste, that’s for sure!
3. Stone, Stone, Stone
Some of you out there are merely worried about finding a material that you can use throughout your outdoor kitchen’s theme that will be easy to maintain over the years.
If that’s you, then you should give the stone a good, hard look. You can use it for your counters, fire pit, grill, stove, fireplace, benches, or any other additions.
Not to mention that stone always looks good with stainless steel appliances. Both will hold up their condition with minimal maintenance no matter how much you use it.
Those of you that have a lot of trees in your backyard will enjoy how nicely the stone layout will pair with the natural beauty of your landscape. Your entire outdoor kitchen will look like a zen garden or something out of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
4. Pool-Kitchen Combination
What are the two things that most Americans enjoy about the summertime? The food and swimming.
Why not use those two things to your advantage to create an outdoor oasis that you, your spouse, and your kids will never want to leave?
Seriously, think of all the fun you’ll have to watch your kids swim in the pool while you grill an enormous rack of baby back ribs. You yourself can perform a few cannonballs in the pool while you slow-cook those ribs to perfection.
It’s a great way to host any birthday party, family event, small group, or any other group event.
You and your friends can make some amazing poolside cocktails while you sit back in the pool, catch up on each other’s lives, and watch the men grill the food.
5. Rustic Outdoor Theme
Perhaps you enjoy the nostalgia of going into grandma and grandpa’s backyard to grill and hang out outside.
You can recreate that memory and share it with your family with a rustic outdoor kitchen theme that will knock their socks off.
More importantly, it can have as many or as few features as you’d like. This theme is especially useful for those of you that don’t have much space to work with.
You can have the kitchen of your dreams by creating an outdoor social area that promotes conversation, friendship, and good memories!
6. Swim Up Bar
Imagine the luxury of building a kitchen and bar area that you can swim up to and hang out at.
You can literally serve drinks and have your favorite meals outside while sitting comfortably in the refreshing pool water. What’s a better life than that?
It’s also a great way to provide family fun by cooking the meals for the entire family but never missing a moment of being together.
For those of you that may already have an inground pool in place, you can capitalize on it by creating a bar to the side and installing some stools in your pool.
Either way, this addition to your outdoor backyard will make you feel as if you live in a resort. Your escape from reality is only a few footsteps outside of your house!
Reorganize Your Outdoor Living Arrangement With These Concepts
Hopefully, the various outdoor kitchen concepts on this list have ignited a creational fire within you for your future outdoor living arrangement.
Maybe you’d never thought of creating a pool to go along with the outdoor kitchen and are interested in learning more. If so, be sure to read this article on how long it takes to install a pool in your backyard.
To get started on your dream outdoor kitchen, be sure to schedule a consultation and we’ll be happy to assist you further!