Outdoor Kitchen Roundup: Sharing the Magic al Fresco
October 18, 2013 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway. From Gardenista
The temperate nights are waning, but the weather where I am is still toasty enough for cooking and sharing meals outdoors. And when it cools down, we can still dream about amazing al fresco meals, prepared and enjoyed under the sky. Better yet, bundle up by a fire pit and raise a glass to the great outdoors!
Here’s a roundup of outdoor kitchens that are particularly inspiring:
In a previous post, I shared WWOO, a concrete modular and customizable outdoor kitchen that, with modifications, morphs into a multipurpose station for not just cooking, but for gardening and even showering. I love how the contemporary design blends sophistication and utility while being just about maintenance free.
Photograph by Addito on Jovoto’s Garden Unique
This simple, portable setup is almost too stylish to be real. It’s name “I’m an Alien” isn’t altogether clear to me, but with its surprising color and slim design, I love this kitchen for urban settings. No need to build an outdoor kitchen, just grab this alien and then store or cover it in the colder months.
Everything in this outdoor kitchen, above, is perfectly tattered. Love the log storage right beneath the counter.
Photo by Micky Hoyle. From Randomitus
You might need to watch your step getting up from the table, but this indoor/outdoor kitchen is to die for. I’d happily take a dip with my morning coffee, fresh fruit waiting on the table for me when I get out.
This “shade” makes an otherwise simple kitchen setup look ultra modern and provides too a respite from the sun while letting in ventilation through the slats.
This small kitchen by Bungalow Classic is tucked into the space so perfectly it really demonstrates how outdoor kitchens are possible even in small corners.
Also fantastic is the outdoor kitchens Pinterest board of Charles Elliott. The Paraty House,below, by Studio MK27 is one of my favorites:
Photo by Studio MK27
Take a peek too at more images from Lars Bach’s Pinterest Board of outdoor kitchens, His collection is very well curated.
Let’s get cookin’! Head over to our Pinterest page for more outdoor inspirations!