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8 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Inspiration

8 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Inspiration

By Jayme Muller, RTA Outdoor Kitchens
Photographs courtesy of RTA Outdoor Kitchens

Are you daydreaming about an outdoor kitchen?

If you need inspiration, you’re in the right place! We’re here to walk you through outdoor kitchen design ideas crafted by our experts and brought to real life for our happy customers.

These ideas should help you get the creative juices flowing. If they don’t spark the creative spirit, feel free to use our custom outdoor kitchen designs tool. It’s online, free, and takes just a few minutes for you to create the perfect custom design.

Let’s get inspired!

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Outdoor Kitchen Idea For Small Spaces

Most of the time when we think of outdoor kitchens, we imagine them as a complete unit. This design is an excellent example of how that doesn’t always have to be true!

This setup is an ideal design idea for those with limited space. There is a lot of functionality here while maintaining an efficient use of space. There’s a grill, sink, refrigerator, and trash receptacle all in a small footprint.

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Idea With Pellet Grill

Check out this pellet grill from Coyote Outdoor Living, with digital controls that makes it easy to hold a consistent temperature. The pellet grill is like a smoker, oven, and grill all in one, so you can smoke, sear, grill, and even bake.

This straight island has plenty of counter prep space, too!

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Modern Concrete L-Shape With Bar

If you prefer a modern look over rustic, here’s a sleek modern concrete finish. This design also features bar seating and a grill, combo storage, refrigerator, and pull out trash.

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Small L-Shape With Sink

Don’t have a spacious backyard? You can still have an L-shaped outdoor kitchen.

A shorter grill island paired with a longer bar island is the perfect compromise for limited space. Even with the sink there’s still plenty of countertop space.

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Outdoor Kitchen With Pizza Oven

Who says your outdoor kitchen needs a grill?

Instead of a grill, this homeowner opted for an Italian-made pizza oven from Alfa and a fridge for refreshments. Imagine having fresh, authentic pizza whenever you want!

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Stacked Stone L-Shape Outdoor Kitchen With Pizza Oven

The grill and wood fired pizza oven provide a little something for everyone. Plus, the fridge and drop-in cooler provide extra capacity to ensure you never run out of cool beverages!

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14' Straight Island With Two Grills

Sometimes you want the convenience of natural gas. Other times you’ll want the flavor of charcoal. With this design, you don’t have to choose!

You don’t have to compromise on the layout either. This extra-long island is a non-traditional setup that may be perfect for your backyard.

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Tamara Day's Outdoor Kitchen Oasis

For fans of Bargain Mansions on HGTV

Host Tamara Day worked with RTA to create this beautiful outdoor kitchen with everything she needs to feed and entertain her family outdoors!

There’s an upgraded grill and power burner for full cooking capacity, a refreshment center and pull out trash to keep everything tidy, plus a refrigerator and storage to keep everything accessible!

Closing Thoughts

Hopefully, your creative juices are flowing at this point!

Also know that these outdoor kitchen ideas are just a small sample of the possibilities. If you’re looking for more ideas, try playing around with our free online design tool.

Or if you’re looking for more guidance on your outdoor kitchen project, reach out to us! We love helping homeowners like you obtain the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.

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