Places: Outdoor Kitchens

Article Posted By: Jae Warren

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Image of a DIY Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor kitchens bring all the conveniences of the modern indoor kitchen out in the open air, making the experience of preparing meals while enjoying the company of family and friends undeniably more entertaining. And you’d be surprised how affordable it can be to build a functional outdoor kitchen.

Think about it – all you really need is a decent grill and storage space for your cooking accessories. Better yet, just take a look at the charming example of a DIY outdoor kitchen above we found on Apartment Therapy. It’s got workspace for food prep, places to store utensils and other outdoor dining necessities, and even includes some warm ambient lighting.

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You can build your own outdoor kitchen

Even if you prefer an outdoor kitchen with more modern amenities, you can build an outdoor kitchen equipped with the features and conveniences you need, or find modular outdoor kitchen units with everything built-in to match your budget.

And check out the great ideas we found to help you build your dream outdoor kitchen.

Image of a Rustic Outdoor California Kitchen

Image via House Beautiful

With a California dream kitchen just outside your backdoor like this one we found on House Beautiful , equipped with all stainless everything, granite countertops and a touch of Mediterranean warmth, why would you ever want to cook another meal indoors?

Image of a Small Patio Outdoor Kitchen

Image via House To Home

As seen on House and Home, this great little patio kitchen makes ingenious use of limited space for prep and storage.

Image of a Tuscan Inspired Outdoor Kitchen

Image via Babble

Imagine preparing a meal in this sun-washed setting, on a warm day stirred by the cooling breeze of a ceiling fan overhead.  Thanks to the curators at Babble for this outdoor kitchen inspiration.

Image of an Outdoor Play Kitchen

Image via b. organic

Outdoor entertaining is fun for kids of all ages. Mud pies and flower casseroles are but a few of the many creative dishes whipped up by young chefs in this outdoor kitchen, according to the folks over at b. organic.

See more inspiration and ideas in our Places series here on the Apron Blog.