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6 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas to Inspire You

Is 2023 the year you get an outdoor kitchen installed? If you’re in the thinking and planning stages, you’re probably already thinking about a built-in gas grill, smoker, and more. You’ll also want to consider these 6 outdoor kitchen ideas to incorporate into a beautiful and functional design you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

1. Covered Outdoor Kitchen

Protect your guests and your investment by opting for a covered outdoor kitchen. A pavilion is a great solution that adds style and beauty while protecting you and your guests from the harsh rays of the sun and a pop-up rainstorm.

That pavilion roof also allows you to hang a chandelier or ceiling fan (or both) to cool the kitchen and lend elegance to your outdoor dining area.

Related Reading: Why a Covered Outdoor Kitchen Is a Smart Choice

2. Add an Outdoor Fireplace

If you like the elegance and warmth a fireplace provides, consider adding an outdoor fireplace when you build your outdoor kitchen. Not only will it extend the outdoor cooking and entertaining season, but it gives you more options for how you cook. You can add a pizza oven as well and make pizza night special.

3. Outdoor Kitchen Counters

Your outdoor kitchen counters can look as good as the kitchen inside your home. We like to use granite countertops for their beauty and durability, but there are other materials you can choose from, including:

  • Quartz
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tile

Make sure you and your designer include enough counter space. You’ll want both a food prep and a serving area that’s large enough to accommodate your needs.

4. Add an Outdoor Bar

If you like to enjoy cocktails, wine, or beer with friends, you may want to consider adding an outdoor bar attached to your outdoor kitchen. Simply have a double counter, where the outer counter is bar height, bring in some bar stools, and you’re set.

You’ll want the bar located near your liquor supply and beverage coolers. You can also consider overhead storage for some of your barware.

5. Stylish Yet Functional Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets

Don’t overlook the outdoor kitchen cabinets and their configuration when you’re selecting your outdoor kitchen design. You’ll want enough storage drawers to hold all your spices and grilling tools as well as room to store dishes, utensils, and dry goods. If you opt for an outdoor bar, you could even store a blender under the counter.

Stainless steel cabinets are the standard for any high-end outdoor kitchen.

6. Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

There’s no need to limit yourself to just a refrigerator. As outdoor kitchens become more and more popular, your appliance choices keep expanding. Some of the more popular options include:

  • Dedicated ice maker in an ice drawer
  • Wine cooler
  • Kegerators
  • Flat top griddle
  • Dishwasher

If you truly want to use your outdoor kitchen as much as possible, and avoid running in and out of your house, expanding your appliance package can help accomplish that.

Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.

You work hard. If you’re going to invest in an outdoor kitchen, make sure you get the exceptional experience you deserve. That’s what we deliver. We provide outdoor kitchen design and installation services for homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.


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