Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for 2022
If you’re looking for the best outdoor kitchen ideas look no further! We understand the need for creating an outdoor space that is perfect for all of your outdoor cooking needs. Therefore, we’ve put together our favorite outdoor kitchen ideas for 2021 so your design ideas can come alive!
How much does it cost to build an outdoor covered kitchen?
Putting in an outdoor kitchen in your backyard is next level…trust me, all of your neighbors will be knocking on your door to come hang out under the pergola! However, installing an outdoor dining area can be a bit pricey.
To start, the cost really depends on the type of materials and appliances you’re using. An outdoor cooking space can range from $1,000 to $10,000, or even more depending on if you’re designing a more high-end kitchen.
Therefore, if you’re on a budget, you need to think about the appliances that you want in the kitchen area. For example, many who do a budget-friendly kitchen put in a BBQ/grill station, outdoor patio and kitchen countertop.
Do outdoor kitchens add value?
The answer is YES! For instance, a study from Absolute Outdoor Kitchens found that a home with outdoor kitchen plans saw a return on investment of between 100% and 200% than homes without an outdoor kitchen.
Moreover, an outdoor kitchen design will add value to your home while you’re living in it! Firstly, think about how practical an outdoor kitchen is. While a great indoor kitchen is also important, an outdoor kitchen takes an entertaining space to a whole new level. What’s better than an entertaining area amongst great landscape design/outdoor fireplace/pool, whatever your backyard may have!
Additionally, think about the appeal! If you ever go to sell your house, an outdoor kitchen will make it so much more appealing to potential new homeowners! I mean, who wouldn’t want a fun and stylish dining space outside!?
What are some advantages of an outdoor kitchen?
Okay, there are seriously SO many reasons on why having an outdoor cooking area will not only improve functionality but also take your home life to the next level.
Firstly, it’s great for entertaining…especially in summer months. Also, many appliances these days are made from stainless steel, which makes the transition from season to season pretty simple.
Secondly, as we discussed above, it increases the value in your home!
Thirdly, it lowers energy bills! When you’re using an indoor kitchen during the summer, your electric bill shoots up because your AC is working double time. However, when you have a backyard kitchen, there’s no need for the AC to work harder!
Lastly, an outdoor kitchen space will keep the smells of grease and food outside. Personally, I hate it when I cook and then my clothes smell like food for the rest of the day. Seriously, one of my pet peeves. However, when you have an outdoor kitchen, all of those smells stay outside…and far away from your clothing!
So, on the best outdoor kitchen ideas…
Let’s get to it! We’ve found some great kitchen ideas for 2021 for every type of interior design.
Check out this beautiful modern outdoor kitchen. It has tons of counter space, stylish bar stools and even a pizza oven!
This DIY outdoor kitchen screams backyard Arizona vibes. And just look at those concrete countertops…so well done!
An outdoor fireplace, large seating area and plenty of room for food prep…what more could you want!?
Because how cute is this small space!? It totally gives me rustic outdoor kitchen vibes…just look at that rustic cabinetry.
Just look at that spacious kitchen island in this space perfect for al fresco dining and outdoor living.
This quaint outdoor space provides so many great decor ideas…that are budget-friendly, too!
Check out that chevron brick floor…such a cute outdoor bar!
Holy smokes, that pizza oven is a focal point for this outdoor living space. Love it!
Check out those sliding barn doors. Just gorgeous!
If this isn’t the ultimate outdoor dining space, I don’t know what is…
Is that a Big Green Egg I see!?
This is practically an outdoor room since it’s so spacious…
Complete with a gas grill, this entertaining space screams fun!
Do you like the natural stone in this kitchen?
Just look at that built-in awning…so many great kitchen design ideas in this outdoor space!
In conclusion on the best outdoor kitchen ideas of 2021…
Hopefully you are feeling INSPIRED! I’d love to hear your thoughts on these outdoor kitchens down in the comments. Now, go get to building!