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4 Inspiring Outdoor Kitchens

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.


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4:41PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013


6:38AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

These are beautiful!

4:24AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

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

9:03AM PDT on Aug 13, 2013

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

5:26AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Nice thanks.

2:07PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Thanks for sharing

7:35PM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

kind of excessive I would say.

9:46AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Thank you!

1:42AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

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.

12:45PM PDT on Aug 5, 2013


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