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Mediterranean Patio
Mediterranean Patio
Inspiration for a mediterranean tile patio kitchen remodel in Houston with a roof extension
Pool Cabana
Pool Cabana
Nyhus Design Group
Designed to compliment the existing single story home in a densely wooded setting, this Pool Cabana serves as outdoor kitchen, dining, bar, bathroom/changing room, and storage. Photos by Ross Pushinaitus.
Southern Romance
Southern Romance
PHANTOM RETRACTABLE SCREENS
Farmhouse outdoor kitchen porch photo in Other with decking and a roof extension
Botanical Poolside Retreat
Botanical Poolside Retreat
Tranquility Pools Inc.
Multiple raised patio areas for outdoor dining and lounging
Example of a large trendy backyard patio kitchen design in New York with decking and no cover
Trex Transcend Deck with Pizza Oven and Pergola
Trex Transcend Deck with Pizza Oven and Pergola
Archadeck of Central Iowa
Harold Cross This spacious deck north of Des Moines in Ames features low-maintenance, Trex Transcend decking. Stairs wrap around the full front edge of the bayed deck, with a Belgard Urbana hardscaped landing easing the transition to the backyard. A cedar pergola sits over a portion of the deck and Belgard Tandem Wall columns and a planter box define the ares of the deck nicely. A Belgard Pizza Oven is the cooking centerpiece of this space. We integrated Belgard’s Tandem Wall stone into the pergola columns to provide more countertop space for this outdoor kitchen area. Lots of outdoor lighting on this space make it great for evening pizza parties.
Carman Bay Cottage (Lake Minnetonka)
Carman Bay Cottage (Lake Minnetonka)
John Kraemer & Sons
Builder: John Kraemer & Sons | Architect: Swan Architecture | Interiors: Katie Redpath Constable | Landscaping: Bechler Landscapes | Photography: Landmark Photography
Chelsea Penthouse
Chelsea Penthouse
NH Design Studios
Outdoor kitchen deck - contemporary rooftop rooftop wood railing outdoor kitchen deck idea in New York with no cover
Unilock Umbriano patio with Legstone and Town Hall walkway accent
Unilock Umbriano patio with Legstone and Town Hall walkway accent
Unilock
Umbriano patio with Legstone and Town Hall walkway accent.
Trendy backyard concrete paver patio kitchen photo in Other with a pergola
Outdoor Grills
Outdoor Grills
CAPITOL HARDSCAPES
Custom Outdoor Kitchen with High end Lynx Grill, Granite Countertop, Outdoor Refrigerator, Warming Drawer Outoor sink. The floor is Travertine installed to a French pattern
Project of the Month: May 2018
Project of the Month: May 2018
TCP Custom Outdoor Living
The homeowner desired an outdoor space that would include an area for relaxing with a full view of the pool, an outdoor kitchen, a fire feature and a dining area. The space replaced a small patio cover that was just not big enough. We had to remove three 2nd floor windows in order to tie into the home and give the new cover a proper pitch. On the interior, we created art nooks where the windows had been. The kitchen has a tile backsplash, custom vent hood cover over a ventahood liner, custom cabinets that house the wireless electronic system, and is equipped with an RCS grill and stainless drawers, doors and an outdoor refrigerator. The bar area has bar top seating and a beautiful copper backsplash. The fascia is stone (Quarry Cream Rough) and matches the columns and fire pit bases. The fire pits are topped with Noce tumbled 16x24 pavers. They are custom built gas fire pits that allow for a full view of the pool and backyard. The flooring is a special feature! It is 12X48 paver tiles from Turkey that look like wood. The wood grain look was computerized directly on them. They have a rough texture, so it isn’t slippery (perfect for poolside). The ceiling is a coffered ceiling using tongue and groove pine that has been painted. The beams are wrapped in hardie and painted. The ceiling fans are Haiku fans. This design was created to allow for a wide open view of the pool and backyard as well as create a grand entrance to the yard from the home. Since the pool was there first, it was important to keep that as the main focus of the backyard! We think it's just gorgeous! TK IMAGES
ORCO Fireplaces & Pizza Ovens
ORCO Fireplaces & Pizza Ovens
ORCO Block & Hardscape
Along with our concrete masonry units, specialty mortars, pavingstones, and segmental retaining wall units, ORCO’s innovative product line includes Burntech fireplaces. We offer the strongest modular fireplace and pizza oven available. It is light, installer friendly, and able to be covered and veneered to your liking. Available in different styles and sizes. Photo by Robyn Navarro.
10' One Piece Waterfall Edge Bar
10' One Piece Waterfall Edge Bar
Concrete Commander
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern backyard brick patio kitchen remodel in Jacksonville
The Heritage Haven 2016 Salt Lake Award Winning Parade Home
The Heritage Haven 2016 Salt Lake Award Winning Parade Home
Alair Homes - Salt Lake
Brad Montgomery tym Homes
Outdoor kitchen deck - huge transitional backyard outdoor kitchen deck idea in Salt Lake City with a roof extension
Portfolio
Portfolio
Outdoor Kitchen, Pool & Pavers
Inspiration for a mid-sized mediterranean backyard stamped concrete patio kitchen remodel in Tampa with a pergola
Entertaining Space
Entertaining Space
Susan Cohan Gardens
Custom trellis stained Benjamin Moore Yorktowne Green HC-133 are supports for espaliered apple trees and a backdrop for a small deer resistant perennial bed.
Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen
Anderson Landscape
Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless backyard concrete paver patio kitchen remodel in Portland Maine with no cover
Houston Patio Addition With Double Pergola, Outdoor Kitchen & Travertine Tile
Houston Patio Addition With Double Pergola, Outdoor Kitchen & Travertine Tile
InnovationLand
We love this rustic-modern Houston patio addition with an outdoor kitchen and double pergola! It not only made the most of a long, narrow space while satisfying strict homeowners association rules, but did so affordably in a warm, timeless style. “The client really enjoys outdoor living, but had a specific budget they wanted to meet,” explains Outdoor Homescapes owner Wayne Franks. “They also live on a golf course and had to meet particular HOA requirements.” The HOA requirements restricted how far back the new 450-square-foot patio and pergola could extend back into the yard. The HOA also wanted to make sure the patio’s colors and materials matched the existing home and others around it. “We chose colors and materials that offered texture and character, but that would go with just about anything around it,” says Wayne. “We found what we were looking for in the Fantastico travertine and Austin limestone – two materials clients love and just can’t go wrong with.” The Austin limestone facing the 8-foot-square, L-shaped kitchen island is dry-stacked in a castle pattern for a naturalistic, rustic look. Yet its light, neutral color keeps the style fresh and modern. Adding to the modern look are the stainless steel appliances: an RCS 30-inch stainless steel grill, double burner and outdoor fridge. Even though the finishes on the sink and light fixtures (Hunter pendant lamps and Hampton Bay light/fan combos) have a different finish – oil-rubbed-bronze – this actually follows the recent trend of mixing different metals, materials and finishes. “The look’s not so matchy-matchy anymore,” explains Wayne. “Mixing it up makes it look more authentic and personalized.” That’s why backsplashes like the one in this project – done in glass and metal mosaic – are also becoming more popular than traditional ceramic tile. Another recent trend can be seen here, too – an amping up of color variation and texture. “In addition to the split-face texture of the rock, you can definitely see the bold color variation in the travertine,” says Wayne. The flooring is a Fantastico travertine, laid out in a Versailles pattern. “The Fantastico tile is killer,” says Wayne. “The warm reds go great with red brick, which we have a lot of around here.” The countertop with the rounded, raised bar at the end is English walnut travertine. The red bar stools also add a pop of exciting color that contrasts nicely with the greenery around the patio. The double pergola, continues Wayne, is No. 2 pine stained a Minwax honey-gold. One side of the pergola – the side over the seating area – is covered with Lexan, a clear material that keeps out rain, heat and UV rays. The pergola also juts further into the yard on that side. “It’s called a scallop, and it just lends some visual interest,” explains Wayne. “It prevents the pergola from just looking like one big rectangular hunk of wood.” Wayne particularly likes how everything blended so well with the brick – which was a big concern – yet didn’t come off as too neutral or boring. “The Fantastico travertine and red chairs do an excellent job of pulling the red from the brick and working with the warmth of that color to make a super-inviting space,” says Wayne. “We’re really pleased with how it all ties together so well.”
Dining Pavilion & Concrete Outdoor Kitchen | Wrightwood Residence | Studio City,
Dining Pavilion & Concrete Outdoor Kitchen | Wrightwood Residence | Studio City,
Levi Design Build
Located in Studio City's Wrightwood Estates, Levi Construction’s latest residency is a two-story mid-century modern home that was re-imagined and extensively remodeled with a designer’s eye for detail, beauty and function. Beautifully positioned on a 9,600-square-foot lot with approximately 3,000 square feet of perfectly-lighted interior space. The open floorplan includes a great room with vaulted ceilings, gorgeous chef’s kitchen featuring Viking appliances, a smart WiFi refrigerator, and high-tech, smart home technology throughout. There are a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. On the first floor there are three large bedrooms, three bathrooms and a maid’s room with separate entrance. A custom walk-in closet and amazing bathroom complete the master retreat. The second floor has another large bedroom and bathroom with gorgeous views to the valley. The backyard area is an entertainer’s dream featuring a grassy lawn, covered patio, outdoor kitchen, dining pavilion, seating area with contemporary fire pit and an elevated deck to enjoy the beautiful mountain view. Project designed and built by Levi Construction http://www.leviconstruction.com/ Levi Construction is specialized in designing and building custom homes, room additions, and complete home remodels. Contact us today for a quote.
OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN IDEAS
OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN IDEAS
Outdoor Kitchen, Pool & Pavers
Patio kitchen - mid-sized transitional backyard brick patio kitchen idea in Tampa with a pergola
Westridge Backyard | Outdoor Kitchen Addition | Brentwood
Westridge Backyard | Outdoor Kitchen Addition | Brentwood
Pure Builders Inc.
Inspiration for a contemporary patio kitchen remodel in Los Angeles with a gazebo

Complete the al fresco dining experience by doing the actual cooking in your own outdoor kitchen. Enjoy the open-air adventure of grilling up some burgers, prepping the toppings and serving it all up without ever having to go inside and miss out on the action. Whether you plan to do a simple grill area or a fully stocked prep-and-cook layout, check out the following outdoor kitchen ideas to make the most of your new space.

Focus on the Features

While you could just stick a grill on the patio and call it a day, the fun in creating an amazing outdoor kitchen is adding all of the special features you need (or just want) to make it a desirable experience. Similar to cooking indoors, you’ll likely want to build a spot where you aren’t separated from the rest of the party. This can easily be accomplished with a few bar stools pulled right up to a counter, or can also mean a nearby lounge area that’s within earshot of the cook. Regardless of your budget, there are plenty of common and coveted additions you can use to create a complete kitchen outside:

Cooking:

  • Grill (built in or freestanding)
  • Smoker
  • Pizza oven
  • Stove or cooktop
  • Conventional oven
  • Ventilation (especially in a covered area)
  • Herb garden (doubles as bug repellent)

Entertaining:

  • Fire pit
  • Fireplace
  • Bartop
  • Seating
  • Dining spot
  • Outdoor TV
  • Speakers
  • Shade cover

Prep and storage:

  • Countertops
  • Storage cabinets
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator or cooler
  • Sink
  • Trashcan

Lighting and electrical:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electrical outlets
  • Heater

Location, Location, Location

Locate your outdoor kitchen close to the main house for multiple reasons, the most important being easy access to plumbing, gas and electrical lines. Close proximity to your home also makes bringing supplies to and from an indoor kitchen much simpler when you don’t have to maneuver a backyard obstacle course. You’ll also want to consider the view; if you’ll be manning the grill, are you staring at a wall or can you see what’s happening in the rest of the yard and be part of the conversation? Also keep in mind the sun, rain and wind — the addition of a pergola, awning or even the cover of a tree can provide much needed protection (just make sure your don’t use combustible materials, especially when open flames are involved). Think about which of these factors is important to you and plan your outdoor kitchen design accordingly.

Since your new patio kitchen will be located outdoors, it’s important that you use the correct materials to ensure it lasts long into the future. You’ll want materials that are:

  • Weather Resistant: Harsh sun and rain will do a number on typical indoor materials. Ensure your new outside kitchen will last by using materials that withstand the elements, like teak, concrete, granite, engineered quartz and stainless steel to name a few.
  • Rot Resistant: Moisture can quickly destroy the wrong types of wood and have you replacing your outdoor cabinets and counters sooner than you expected. Stick with outdoor-friendly woods like teak, opt for man-made materials or be prepared to apply a sealer regularly.
  • Heat Resistant: You’ll likely want to place hot items, including food, dishes and cooking utensils, directly on the countertop. Use a heat-resistant counter material so you don’t have to worry about damaging them. These include engineered quartz, concrete and stainless steel, among others.
  • Low Maintenance: Anything that can be hosed off and wiped down easily will make for quick cleanup. Stay away from porous stones, like marble, and unsealed wood that can absorb liquids and stains.

Whether you want inspiration for planning an outdoor kitchen renovation or are building a designer outdoor kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 44,115 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Alair Homes - Salt Lake and ORCO Block & Hardscape. Look through outdoor kitchen pictures in different colors and styles and when you find an outdoor kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful outdoor kitchen photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.