Outdoor Kitchen Roundup: Sharing the Magic al Fresco

October 18, 2013 by

Outdoor communal kitchen in the eco-resort at Onar on the Greek island of Andros. Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway.
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:

Outdoor Modular Kitchen

In a previous post, I shared WWOOa 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.

"I am Alien" portable, high design, outdoor kitchen
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.

White rustic, shabby chic outdoor kitchen with vintage dishware and cookware.
From Batixa

Everything in this outdoor kitchen, above, is perfectly tattered. Love the log storage right beneath the counter.

Indoor outdoor kitchen with plunge pool in Australia.
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.

Outdoor kitchen shade by lavance from Benjamin Hall Design
Design and photo by Benjamin Hall Design + Build from Lars Bach’s Pinterest board of outdoor kitchens

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.

bungalow-style outdoor kitchen with log storage
Photo by Bungalow Classic. From Lars Bach’s Pinterest board of outdoor kitchens

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:

contemporary outdoor kitchen with orange countertop
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!


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