Outdoor kitchen designs

Mr. HowToSpecialist April 21, 2012 Comments Off
Outdoor kitchen designs

This article is about outdoor kitchen designs. Building an outdoor kitchen in your backyard is very hard, as there are so many designs and plans to choose from. Nevertheless, in this article we will strive to help you make the best decision, as to build the outdoor kitchen that fits your needs, budget and tastes. Having an outdoor kitchen with the right design will freshen-up the look of your backyard, add value to your property and make you weekends more thrilling. Just imagine cooking a steak or backing a homemade pizza, while watching your kids playing in your garden. Isn’t this a great image, that you want to turn into reality? If you are determined to make it happen, you should be aware that the outdoor kitchen designs will cost about 1000 – 5000 dollars, according to its size and appliances you are going to use.


 

The outdoor kitchens can be built in many different shapes, from a basic barbeque pit, up to complex outdoor kitchen islands, having an U or L shape. Irrespective of your choice we recommend you to add certain features, like a sink, a grill and a granite countertop, as to ease your work. These features and appliances are not expensive, but their impact is significant, as you should aim to build an outdoor kitchen with the same amount of comfort you have inside your house.

When planing the outdoor kitchen designs, you should make sure that it will have an area for chopping vegetables and lots of storage spaces. Although it might seem a minor aspect, we can say from our own experience, that having outside cabinets is very useful, as it will save you from many trips to your kitchen (to bring the meat, vegetables, beverages, utensils). If you afford, you should also consider equipping the outdoor kitchen with a stainless steel gas oven, a small refrigerator and a grill. Nevertheless, if you are under a tight budget, you can still turn your dream into reality, by choosing a more traditional outdoor kitchen design (use bricks and mortar to build a small bbq).

 

Outdoor kitchen designs

Simple outdoor kitchen designs

Simple outdoor kitchen designs

If you have a budget under 1000 dollars, you can still construct a beautiful small kitchen if you use materials such as bricks and concrete. In addition, if you like our outdoor kitchen designs ideas, you will love it even if it doesn’t have luxurious features.

This simple outdoor kitchen plans are ideal for a small backyard. You only have to know several basic masonry techniques and how to choose proper grill grates, before building the kitchen.

Small outdoor kitchen designs

Small outdoor kitchen designs

If you need more space to prepare the food (chopping the vegetables, washing the meat), you should consider building a L-shaped outdoor kitchen like the one in the image. In addition, you could install several outdoor cabinets to store the utensils and a gas grill, to prepare tasty food like a professional.

Smart tip: It is essential to install a sink, otherwise you won’t be able to wash the vegetables, the meat or your hands before cooking a steak.

Outdoor kitchen designs with pizza oven

Outdoor kitchen designs with pizza oven

If you look for unique design ideas, then maybe a brick pizza oven next to a barbeque could fit you needs. The cost of this outdoor kitchen is lower as compared to a modern construction with stainless steel appliances, as you only need bricks, refractory brick s and mortar to build it.

Smart tip: If you want to differentiate from other outdoor kitchen designs, you could clad the exterior faces of the barbeque with natural stone.

 

Outdoor kitchen design plans

Modern outdoor kitchen designs

Modern outdoor kitchen designs

If you live in an area with hot summer days or you want to protect the outdoor kitchen from rain or snow, you could build a simple wooden pergola, like the one in the image.

If you don’t like the natural aspect of wood or you don’t want to waste your time on refreshing its look every 2-3 years, you should consider using a kit made of composite materials.

Outdoor kitchen design ideas

Outdoor kitchen design ideas

If you have a small backyard and  you want to spend the weekends with your family around an outdoor kitchen with a beautiful design, this plan should fit your needs perfectly.

This outdoor kitchen comes with a built in brick barbeque, a nice concrete table with a granite countertop and with a small roof, to protect it against bad weather. The chimney should be taller than the roof, otherwise it might catch fire.

Traditional outdoor barbeque design

Traditional outdoor barbeque design

The next outdoor kitchen design plans are about a construction with a traditional look. Therefore, if you want an outdoor cooking stove adjacent to a brick pizza oven, you should pay attention to this project.

Smart tip: In order to reduce the total cost, we recommend you to place the stone next to the pizza oven. In this manner they will share the same chimney. 

Outdoor kitchen designs

Outdoor kitchen designs

The last outdoor kitchen designs is the most lavish and luxurious, as it contains a nice L-shaped construction equipped with a gas grill, a gas oven, a sink and several outdoor cabinets.

Next to the outdoor kitchen you could build a large patio and nice gazebo / pergola. In this manner, you could set a table with several chairs and take your dinner with your friends in a  pleasant atmosphere.

 

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