Outdoor kitchens are considered a luxury item, but they can quickly become a necessity for some homeowners. In many areas of the world, outdoor living is the norm for the majority of the year. To put it in perspective, in the U.S. alone 72% of households have a grill. Over half (56%) use their grills year round. New technology and a bigger selection of exterior cooking equipment are bringing renewed focus to outdoor kitchens.
They’re getting so sophisticated some are now referring to the trend as “glamped-up” grilling. In these high-end outdoor kitchens, it’s not uncommon to see rotisseries, pizza ovens, refreshment stations, icemakers and even warming drawers in addition to a grill. The great thing about outdoor kitchens is there are no limitations for the design. A truly amazing outdoor kitchen has key essentials, but most homeowners don’t stop there. People have dreamt up some of the most creative, innovative and functional spaces imaginable – and having a great view never hurts.
Cantilevered Outdoor Kitchen
The outdoor kitchen specialists at Danver created this stunning space for a client that had a unique deck. The cooking area juts out at the edge of the building giving the chef panoramic views all around. It’s like a bird’s nest at the top of the trees. This kitchen is the perfect place for an intimate dinner party where you can escape the hustle and bustle.
Myrtle Beach Outdoor Second Home
The outdoor space of this Myrtle Beach home is like having a whole other house. The open floor includes a fantastic outdoor kitchen, living room and dining area that’s as comfortable as anything you’d find inside. Because it’s completely covered the space can be enjoyed year round, which it probably is.
Cozy Outdoor Kitchen
The crackling fireplace makes this one cozy outdoor kitchen. It’s also laid out very well with all the cooking equipment on one side and the prep and washing area on the other. During the summer it’s just as comfortable thanks to the sizeable overhead fan.
The Perfect Fall Hangout
This outdoor kitchen/living space was made for fall. From the forest surroundings to the fireplace to the flat screen, who wouldn’t want to settle down for a relaxing afternoon outside?
Spacious Party Space
Everybody can gather round in this outdoor kitchen that feels like it’s in a cabin. Plus, there’s plenty of space in the fridge to keep the beer cold. The high ceiling adds to the open feeling.