Our Favorite Outdoor Kitchens for Backyard Entertaining

Get cooking! Create a top-of-the-line alfresco cooking center with a high-end and fully loaded outdoor kitchen.

Hello, summer, the ultimate season for outdoor entertaining! But outdoor parties can become tedious with all that running back and forth, inside and out with serving dishes and food. The solution: a fully loaded outdoor kitchen.

Here is our selection of luxury outdoor kitchen ideas to help you create your very own alfresco cooking center.

1. (Above Photo) Custom Outdoor Kitchen in Pacific Light Blue, Officine Gullo, officinegullo.com 

In fire-painted steel and burnished brass finishes, custom kitchen by Officine Gullo has a central cooking island with double barbecue, maxi high-performance burner, and double smooth / ribbed fry-top fitted with a steel lid. It also has two columns equipped with a multi-function oven, double pizza oven, rotisserie and food warmer. The stools, which are in cast aluminum and feature a delicate hand-stitched leather upholstery, are also of great aesthetic appeal.

2. Hampton Doors in Teak, Trex Outdoor Kitchens, Design by Distinctive Outdoor Kitchens, trex-outdoorkitchens.com

3. NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry in Silver Birch, Design by SR Design Group, naturekast.com

NatureKast offers an exquisite line of outdoor cabinets with distinctive finishes and alluring door styles to rival even the finest indoor kitchen. The wall and base cabinets are Silver Birch finish on a timeless Louver door style. The uppers have been fringed with a crown and decorative shoe molding. The central island features decorative Shaker overlay doors on the ends and furniture molding around the base. The back panels have been finished with profiled trim to complement the door profile. This extensive range of panels, moldings, fillers and award-winning cabinetry offers a refreshing change from traditional stainless steel and masonry construction.

4. Echelon Diamond Series 790 Grill and Power Burner, Fire Magic, Design by Ryan Hughes Design/Build, firemagicgrills.com

Constructed entirely of the highest quality, heavy-gauge 304 stainless steel with unsurpassed attention to the most precise detail in design and construction, Fire Magic grills are engineered to perform at the highest temperature for the longest time of any outdoor grill. With an advanced heat distribution system and options to smoke, sear, rotisserie cook and charcoal grill, Fire Magic elevates outdoor grilling to a gourmet cooking experience.

While the grill is the centerpiece, the outdoor kitchen is not complete without cooking, cooling, and storage solutions. Fire Magic offers the widest array of accessories to complement the grill, including side cookers, refreshment centers, pantry doors and drawers and more to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen with the convenience and versatility to cook any meal at any time of day or night.

Products featured in image include:  Echelon Diamond 790 grill, Echelon Diamond Power Burner, Outdoor Rated Kegerator, Automatic Outdoor Ice Maker, Vent Hood, Doors and Drawers (various). Image by Ryan Hughes Design/Build.

5. Elements in Clementine, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com

ELEMENTS™ is the result of the ongoing collaboration between Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, and international architect and designer Daniel Germani. In keeping with the brand’s commitment to design innovation, the contemporary, freestanding collection takes a modular approach — empowering design professionals to create outdoor living spaces to fit any footprint.

As the first to introduce powder coated stainless steel to outdoor kitchens, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ selections span a wide range of solid colors, realistic wood grains, and industrial-inspired finishes, creating lasting beauty through an ultra-durable and low maintenance finish.

6. Custom Kitchen, L’Atelier Paris Haute Design, leatelierparis.com

This completely custom kitchen was designed by the team at L’Atelier Paris with made-to-measure options down to every last screw. Working directly with the homeowners, L’Atelier Paris intricately planned every detail to provide one-of-a-kind space, from the bespoke range, hood, and cabinetry, for a kitchen that lasts a lifetime. The outdoor space seamlessly blends the breathtaking aesthetic of the rolling Nashville landscape with the indoor feel and camaraderie of a kitchen. The kitchen draws its color palette directly from the exterior of the home and the vibrant greenery that surrounds the backyard of this beautiful home. The enclosure overhead provides for use and safety year-round.

L’Atelier Paris’ Design Director, Maria Moraes worked directly with the homeowners from start to finish, conceptualizing and overseeing the design, manufacturing, and installation. This project was a new construction, so the team was able to collaborate on all aspects of the design to create a space where the homeowners could entertain friends and family year-round!

Photographs courtesy of the manufacturers, by Riccardo Urnato (Officine Gullo), by Jimi Smith/Ryan Hughes Design/Build (Fire Magic), by Steven Paul Whitsitt (Trex Outdoor Kitchens), Monica Slaney (SR Design Group), and L’Atelier Paris.

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