The use of the outdoor kitchen is a trend in decoration and interior projects. The kitchen is an environment that favors integration between residents and guests on special dates and for this reason, there is an intense demand to create these spaces, making these occasions more pleasant and inviting.
What is an outdoor kitchen?
Have you ever thought about having a complete outdoor area? The outdoor kitchen is an area that allows you to prepare food outdoors, usually located close to gardens, swimming pools and barbecues. They can be all equipped, with custom cabinets, refrigerator, minibar, hoods, wood stove and even pizza ovens.
The combination of internal and external is one of the strongest features of this type of project. The kitchen can be located inside the building, having some opening and integration feature such as sliding doors, windows, benches and other elements that allow access to the leisure area, backyard or garden.
They can be equipped according to the preference and function that the residents need: depending on the location, the size of the land and the residence, it can be more practical and functional to have a complete environment with appliances such as a refrigerator, stove, oven and microwave, plus closets and storage spaces.
What are the advantages of outdoor kitchen?
As the name suggests, the outdoor kitchen is an area entirely dedicated to serving meals outdoors, with or without a roof. There are numerous advantages to having this area in your home, here are a few:
The outdoor kitchen allows you to make the most of the hot weather of the summer months. In addition, having an outdoor kitchen project can increase the total value of your property. A well-executed environment can be a great ally when selling the property.
No dirt inside the house: the outdoor kitchen is ideal for those who like to have lots of friends and family at home and with it, you avoid dirt in your main kitchen.
How to plan an outdoor kitchen?
Want to plan an outdoor kitchen but don’t know where to start? With these tips below, your planning will be easier:
Calculate the space: the first step, and one of the most important, is to know exactly what size area you will have available to assemble an outdoor kitchen.
Define a decoration style: there are numerous decoration styles (modern, minimalist, clean, rustic, etc.), and often, the outdoor area can follow a different theme from the main environment. After choosing, proceed to the next step:
Select the equipment: before starting the measurements for custom furniture, stone or wood countertops, it is important to know exactly which equipment you will include, as each of them has a measurement. Look for the technical details of ovens, refrigerators, stoves, cooktops and write down all measurements and models.
Make a detailed budget: assemble a budget spreadsheet with all the items needed to assemble your environment, from construction materials to labor.
Start planning: you can design the layout of your space yourself if you have experience, otherwise, it is recommended to hire a store specializing in custom furniture to have a professional project in hand.
50 outdoor kitchen models and projects to inspire you
To make it easier to understand, we have separated beautiful projects with 45 ideas for outdoor kitchens with different decor styles: minimalist, rustic, modern, simple and others that can help you get inspired:
Image 1 – Area with outdoor kitchen, pergola with dark wood tone and bench.
The integration between the internal and external environment is ideal to maintain interaction between areas. In this example, the kitchen has a wide opening to the backyard.
Image 2 – Outdoor kitchen with wooden pergola and burnt cement bench.
This kitchen project prioritizes the connection between the dining table and the center island bench, in burnt cement and with a modern cooktop.
The wooden pergola offers protection against the sun, wind and rain and the choice of yellow chairs was perfect to add color to this environment.
Image 3 – Outdoor kitchen project with minimalist style.
A practical and smart solution for the outdoor area: this kitchen was designed inside a piece of furniture that can be closed according to the occasion.
The minimalist style is marked by the use of light woods in the composition, white countertops and few visual details.
Image 4 – Kitchen on the residential balcony, next to the pool.
Image 5 – The external kitchen facilitates the work in the fraternization in the external area, without having to go to the internal kitchen.
Image 6 – It is possible to build your outdoor kitchen with any style of decoration, including Scandinavian.
Image 7 – Charming outdoor kitchen decorated with cobogós and full of plants.
Image 8 – Barbecue area with kitchen and wood oven.
Image 9 – Who said that the outdoor kitchen can’t be super charming?
Image 10 – Outdoor area with swimming pool and small kitchen to support the barbecue.
Image 11 – The outdoor kitchen can also be a complete space to help on special days.
Image 12 – U-shaped outdoor kitchen model with gray stone countertops and white painted bricks.
Image 13 – Outdoor kitchen perfect for barbecue area with fridge and custom cabinets.
Image 14 – The tip is to plan each corner to take advantage of all possible spaces and have a very functional environment.
Image 15 – Compact countertop for a minimalistic mini kitchen with cabinets in the external area
Image 16 – Kitchen with ample space for socializing.
Image 17 – Black L-shaped kitchen with gray bench in the external area.
Image 18 – Rustic outdoor kitchen with wooden pergola.
Image 19 – Outdoor kitchen in the American style and a rustic touch with the wooden pergola.
Image 20 – Every barbecue is easier with the outside kitchen close by.
Image 21 – Have you ever imagined an all-black external area like this one?
Image 22 – Outdoor kitchen on the side of the house without coverage.
Image 23 – The outdoor kitchen is much easier to organize with planned furniture.
Image 24 – Outdoor area with dining table and barbecue.
In this project, the leaked coating on the wall of the external kitchen is a simple detail that allows light to enter, in addition to allowing the view of the external area of the building.
Image 25 – Choose the decorative style that best suits the style of your home when designing the outdoor kitchen.
Image 26 – The perfect area to enjoy excellent moments close to loved ones.
Image 27 – Have you ever imagined an area with an all white outdoor kitchen like this?
Image 28 – Outdoor kitchen integrated into the residence’s kitchen.
Image 29 – Design with plenty of room for the guests.
Image 30 – Another example of integration between the kitchen of the internal and external area.
Image 31 – External kitchen on the residential external balcony.
This proposal follows the beach decor style, aimed at a more tropical climate. The balcony has a sofa, armchairs, coffee table, bench with wine cellar, hood and dining table.
Image 32 – Luxurious and complete external area.
Image 33 – American-style U-shaped external kitchen with hood and predominant gray.
Image 34 – Beautiful L-shaped outdoor kitchen with white marble and custom cabinetry.
Image 35 – Large outdoor kitchen with all the rustic touch of the countryside.
Image 36 – This option is close to the pool with a balcony, it is compact and also covered.
Image 37 – Outdoor kitchen with a beautiful pergola structure and large dining table.
Image 38 – White and wood can also be used in the decoration of the external area, and it looks very elegant!
Image 39 – Outdoor kitchen with minimalist decor style.
Image 40 – Spacious outdoor area with a focus on wood and kitchen with gray stone countertops.
Picture 41 – With exposed concrete on the floor and walls: outdoor kitchen with large wooden table.
Image 42 – Gray and wood in a sober external area with coverage.
Image 43 – Compact outdoor kitchen perfect for residential backyards.
Image 44 – A modern design inspired by Japanese architecture.
Image 45 – L-shaped bench with custom cabinetry and fridge in the American-style outdoor kitchen.
Image 46 – With ample presence of green through climbing plants.
Image 47 – Outside kitchen on the porch!
Image 48 – Wide bench to have comfort in the most varied activities.
Image 49 – Another example of minimalist decor for the outdoor kitchen.
Image 50 – Classic outdoor kitchen with bench and sloping cover.
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