Whether you’re hosting a group of friends or dining with your family, carving out an inviting space to relax outside is a must. Even better than that? Having a place to cook or prep food al fresco. To gain design inspiration for your small or large space, browse through these outdoor kitchen ideas that will upgrade your backyard to keep the party (or relaxing night at home) going.
Outdoor kitchens have a way of making an ordinary backyard feel luxurious and resort-like. From casual grill setups that are budget-friendly to swanky rooftop kitchens, these outdoor kitchen designs will inspire you to create your own cooking oasis. We’re sharing an array of looks for any size space — including a barbecue grill and prep station where you can feature greenery on top (your plants, herbs and succulents will be grateful). Tropical decor lovers can use rattan fixtures and boho-inspired furniture to enhance the theme, while avid beach goers can play up a sea-like experience with standout gazebos, string lights and a layout fit for movie-watching under the stars (don’t forget a stellar projector). So, don’t be afraid to get creative when it comes to your cooking area and check out our roundup of kitchen decor ideas and top refrigerators of 2022.