4 Inspiring Outdoor Kitchens

Spotted lately, fully equipped outdoor kitchens en plein air dining (no trips to the indoor fridge or sink required). Here are four standout examples.

Above: LA design collective Commune created this pergola-like outdoor kitchen in a remodel of a Buff & Hensman house in Nichols Canyon. (N.B. For more information, see Commune in Nichols Canyon, LA.) Photography by Richard Powers.

Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in the Netherlands, via VT Wonen (first spotted on Vosges Paris).

Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in Todos Santos, Mexico, via LA-based photographer Laure Joliet.

Above: A kitchen in Capetown in a house owned by Rupert Smith and Warren Matthee of Olive Studio via New Zealand House and Leisure. Photo by Micky Hoyle.



Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago


Beverly M.
Past Member 3 years ago

These are beautiful!

Joy S.
Joy s.3 years ago

Love those outdoor kitchens but I have trouble just keeping one indoor kitchen clean!

'Great White' Earth Being
'Great White' 3 years ago

Thanks; I cannot see having a outdoor kitchen in South South Florida, let alone Southern location, way too much bugs (ants and Etc.).

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

Nice thanks.

Karen G.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Ernie Miller
william Miller3 years ago

kind of excessive I would say.

Judy Apelis
Judy A.3 years ago

Thank you!

heather g.
heather g.3 years ago

I love the Cape Town kitchen that opens to the pool - that makes so much sense when living in Cape Town. Where you can enjoy, arguably, "the best weather in the world".

It's a small cottage, but they have made the best possible use of the available space... It's truly inviting.

Autumn S.
Autumn Away S.3 years ago