Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

What grill is right for you? How many sinks do you need? What is the best outdoor refrigerator that will stand up to the elements where you live? Hometalk can help you design and execute the perfect outdoor kitchen for your space. Ask a question or join the discussion on our popular discussion board. What are you waiting for? Start cooking!

Tips for Cooking Outdoors
Build a pizza oven
Install a woodfired pizza oven. These are made of clay, allowing them to fit into the natural landscape of your outdoor kitchen.
Grow your own herbs
A practical way to add plants to your outside kitchen is with herbs and vegetables. Some ideas include basil, tomatoes, and parsley.
Use rustic materials
Go with neutral colors or choose natural materials such as wood and stone. Use kitchenware made from maple or walnut.
Add a built-in grill
Save space and choose a built-in grill. Add a prep station alongside the grill to create a stylish and convenient outdoor barbecue area.
Recycle and upcycle
Decorate with recycled materials for extra flair and to cut costs. Upcycle your glass bottles into lamps or candle holders.
Top Projects for Outdoor Kitchens

The top projects in DIY outdoor kitchens are all here for you to check out.

Outdoor Kitchen Videos

Looking to create the perfect outdoor kitchen? Check out our videos here.

Easy DIY PVC Outdoor Dog Shower

**Scroll down to see the video**I have struggled at times when it was shower time. My dog is pretty good when she needs a shower. If the water stops for a split second she is ready to walk away. Making this shower helps free up both hands and pretty much wet her entire body at one time. If this seems like something you'd like to make I’ll take you through the steps I took to make his shower. Be sure to check out the video for more details. No glue was used for this rig it’s all dry fit, this way you can break it down and store it.

Terra Cotta Pot Smoker

Don't you just LOVE smoked meats and cheeses? I certainly do! BBQ's are great, but slow smoked meats are something else entirely! Meat smokers can be seriously expensive though! That's why I made this meat smoker for a fraction of the cost with some simple terra cotta flower pots, a single burner, and a grill grate.

22 Ways to Create the Outdoor Kitchen of Your Dreams

The kitchen is often referred to as “the heart of the home,” but what happens when the weather gets nice and nobody wants to be inside anymore? Enter the outdoor kitchen. It’s the perfect place to relax with friends and enjoy the backyard. Today we’re sharing tons of outdoor kitchen inspiration, ranging in scale from giant outdoor kitchen kits to simple grilling areas made with reclaimed materials.

DIY Wood Fired Pizza Oven for $200

Hi all.Links to some of the stuff used below:This one has been on my to do list for way too long, and I finally found the method that works the best for me. For a bit of a run down on the process, for those that wanted more information.I started with the cheap porn ball (or gym ball), and made a cardboard opening, then coated that with cement and newspaper.Once the first layer hardened, I added another thick layer of vermiculite and cement, and let that set.Then taking that off the ball, I moved it into position on top of the fire bricks, raised up the back by around 30cm, and put the a thick layer of vermiculite/cement around the base, and over the whole mold.Then more concrete/vermiculite, until it got to around 15cm thick, and a decorative coat of darker concrete. I let it set for a week, fired it up with a small fire first, then after another day put a decent fire in there, and started making pizza!Fire Bricks:http://amzn.to/2rTtRw0Vermiculite:http://amzn.to/2szdXc4