How to Design a Stylish Outdoor Kitchen

Learn how to design a beautiful, functional outdoor kitchen so you can get cooking outside.

Stumped about how to start designing an outdoor kitchen? Let these outdoor kitchen design ideas guide you—and be your ticket to cooking outside. See how to incorporate not only a grill but also other kitchen necessities, such as a sink, refrigerator and more. You’ve heard that a kitchen often sells the house; when you have two to choose from, how could potential buyers say no?

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Put ingredients within reach

Cooking in an outdoor kitchen is a great way to take advantage of the sunshine, fresh air and your homegrown vegetables and herbs. If you don’t have a full-fledged kitchen garden, you can still take advantage of the growing season: place a few pots of often-used herbs, tomatoes, peppers and more near your cooking prep space for ready-to-pick ingredients.