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14 Best Covered Outdoor Kitchen Ideas For Your Backyard

The backyard is the perfect place to host a summer BBQ or gathering of family and friends. If you're looking for ways to step up your backyard game, look no further than these 25 covered outdoor kitchen ideas. From classic-looking spaces to modern stainless steel appliances, there's sure to be an idea that fits your style and budget.

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1. Clean and modern

The clean and modern covered outdoor kitchen idea is a combination of minimalist design elements and neutral colours to create a timeless and practical outdoor cooking space. This typically consists of sleek lines, neutral colours such as white and taupe, and large countertops with enough space for food prep, a sink, and a stovetop.


2. Classic BBQ and bar

A classic BBQ and bar in the backyard can include a large grill with quick access to the indoor kitchen. It can also feature bar seating, a built-in bar, a sink, gas and charcoal BBQs, a refrigerator, a bluestone footrest, and family-friendly wood seating, among others.


3. Steel and stone

Concrete and flagstone are both popular choices for outdoor kitchen countertops and floors since they're naturally water and weather-resistant. Pavers are another excellent option for the floor, as the uniform pattern can give the space an elegant, defined look. Also, consider a stone fireplace, or a stacked stone outdoor kitchen island, to create a cosy, inviting atmosphere.


4. Minimalistic stonework

Minimalistic stonework is a stone design that emphasises simplicity and clean lines. In an outdoor kitchen, this style is often used to create a timeless, classic, practical, and aesthetically pleasing look. The space can be kept minimalistic without compromising style using neutral-coloured stones and clean countertops.


5. Covered grill gazebo

A covered grill gazebo is a great idea for creating a functional and attractive outdoor kitchen. This type of gazebo typically features a corrosion-resistant steel roof, providing protection from the weather while grilling outside. Additionally, many gazebos come with built-in countertops, shelves, and accessory hooks so that everything needed is right at your fingertips.

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6. Tropical outdoor

For a tropical outdoor kitchen, try adding some bright and colourful fabrics to liven up the space. A stainless steel grill, bar area, and stacked stone fireplace can be mixed with natural tones such as ledge stone, granite countertops, and espresso wicker barstools.


7. Pergolas for shade

Covered outdoor kitchen ideas for pergolas can range from freestanding pergolas to prefabricated kits and custom-built designs. Freestanding pergolas can be moved as needed, while prefabricated kits can be installed quickly. Natural materials such as wood or aluminium are the classic pergolas choices; the rafters should be spaced 12 to 24 inches apart for better shade coverage.


8. Covered patio kitchen

A covered patio kitchen is a cooking area situated outdoors and covered by a roof. It is a popular choice for outdoor cooking because it provides a sheltered space to cook and entertain without worrying about the weather. It also gives the cook privacy from people walking by or the neighbours, keeping the heat from the sun and other elements at bay.


9. Partially enclosed

Partially enclosed outdoor kitchen ideas can range from something as simple as a screened-in porch with outdoor kitchen appliances to a luxurious penthouse roof deck with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. For something in between, consider a transition room with automated screens and a louvred roof that can close and open at a moment's notice.

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10. Kitchen with awning

An awning kitchen is a type of outdoor kitchen that is covered by a large awning or retractable canopy to provide shade and shelter for the grill, prep area, and seating. This is an ideal solution for someone who wants to enjoy their outdoor space year-round, as it protects them from the sun's rays and inclement weather.


11. Stainless steel cabinets

Stainless steel cabinets are a popular choice for outdoor kitchens due to their durability, strength, and weather-resistant nature. These cabinets are designed to hold up to all-season outdoor use in your backyard. In addition, the metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to clean, something essential in an outdoor kitchen.


12. Mediterranean style

A Mediterranean-style covered outdoor kitchen features a wood pergola supported by stone columns, climbing plants, an integrated grill, a small refrigerator, cabinet space, a stone fireplace surround, and Mediterranean-style furnishings, among others.


13. Rustic retreat

A wood pavilion with a stone fireplace, a full-sized kitchen, and weatherproof chairs can be the perfect spot to entertain guests in a rustic retreat-style outdoor kitchen. For an enchanted effect, a limestone farmhouse sink and matching countertops, accompanied by stainless steel appliances, can be surrounded by rock walls with cut-out windows.


14. Gray outdoor kitchen and gazebo

The grey outdoor kitchen and gazebo feature a neutral colour scheme, with examples such as beige, brown, and orange. The dining table is a neutral colour, and ivy hangs from a contemporary metal pergola that supports wood ceiling fans and a paper lantern. The kitchen island also has a neutral colour stone countertop.

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Get the perfect outdoor kitchen with Cosentino

Creating an outdoor kitchen is a great way to enjoy fresh food year-round in the open with your loved ones. By following the ideas in this guide, you'll be able to create a functional and beautiful kitchen. Whether you are looking for a traditional kitchen or an entire modern backyard renovation,check out our outside kitchen catalogue at Cosentino. Our experts will guide you in choosing the best materials and layouts.