One of the best things about having a backyard or a little bit of outdoor space around the house is that you can spend time there with friends and family.
Having a bbq outside brings people together and lets everyone have a great time. So what can you do to make your bbq area even better and how would it look like after the makeover?
Well, you could start with the griddle. It might be in need of an update and there are plenty of outdoor built-in grills that look nice and are user-friendly and efficient too. If you’re not a fan of the grill perhaps something else catches your attention, like a pizza oven for example. Let’s have a look at some designs and see what other ideas they inspire.
This beautiful bbq area is outfitted with a big Wolf grill which is the centerpiece of the whole setup. It’s nicely built into the stone island, with counter space to the left and to the right that’s ideal for prepping all the delicious food that needs to be put on the grill. There’s more space on the mini islands with lower tops and a similar stone base.
If a modern style suits you better perhaps something like this would be to your liking. Notice the simple lines and lack of unnecessary ornaments throughout this whole bbq area and the wonderful choice of materials as well. The wood adds a warm and inviting feel to the space and the concrete and stainless steel give this area a professional look. This is a design done by studio Chicago Roof Deck & Garden.
A bbq area or an outdoor kitchen don’t need to be very large in order to be practical and to serve their purpose.
A small and simple setup like this one done by studio SJ Renovations seems just right for a regular-size backyard or patio. The style is traditional, with lots of exposed wood and a few distinct accent details. The grill is the piece of resistance and the counter has an interesting shape in order to also be usable as a bar.
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Here the outdoor kitchen is covered and shares a strong connection to the indoor area that is directly adjacent to it, with only a glass wall in between.
The extended roof protects this space and gives the impression of a semi-indoor area. The overall design and decor are also inspired by the interior. This was part of a project by Bagnato Architecture & Interiors.
Although simple, this outdoor kitchen and bbq area has a lot of charm. The cedar cladding suggests a fairly traditional design approach but the built-in appliances, grill included, add a modern vibe to the space.
The result is a fairly eclectic setup with a classic aesthetic. It perfectly shows that compact designs have a lot to offer too. Check out studio Urban Bonfire for more outdoor kitchen options.
Fireplaces and fire pits are always great outdoor features. They’re usually accompanied by a seating area so everyone can relax and enjoy the warmth and the cozy atmosphere.
Here you can see that the seating area, the fireplace and the bbq area and by extension the kitchen have all been combined and the result is a very wholesome and inviting setup. All in all, a lovely creation by Copper Creek Landscaping.
This time the strategy was a bit different. Rather than adding the bbq area to the deck and combining it with the seating area, Studio 6 Architects placed it some distance away, in the garden, surrounded by greenery.
There’s a nice little pathway connecting it to the house. This strategy is nice because it creates a distinction between these areas and it gives the bbq area a unique and special purpose.
Isn’t this backyard deck just perfect? It may not be very large but it really fits the house and the site. We really like the contemporary design with a few retro details mixed into it for the outdoor kitchen. The grill is the main feature and the centerpiece, with sleek stainless steel accents and other appliances to match.
This traditional patio has one of the most charming designs. First of all, the bbq area and the bar are parallel to each other, with plenty of space in between for the cook to move around.
They have an earthy and organic color palette which goes really well with the pavers as well as with the lush and amazing-looking greenery that surrounds this entire space.
Open decks and patios can be a wonderful source of inspiration. This one stands out because of the way it’s designed to surround and to frame the house.
The geometry of the space is quite interesting as well and the deck floor boards emphasize that in a creative way. The bbq area is positioned at the far end of the deck, leaving plenty of room for casual seating and lounging furniture. Check out American Deck and Patio for more details about similar projects.
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Here’s another beautiful bbq area, this time integrated into a patio inspired by a craftsman backyard kitchen. The gray and blue hues in the stone go really well with the stainless steel appliances built into the kitchen. This time you can see there’s also a backsplash which creates a dividing wall between this space and the adjacent land at the back. It was a project by JCI Construction Corp.
This design chosen by Michael Haverland Architect for this modern house in New York is very clean and simple. The backyard is small but it looks and feels like a natural extension of the indoor living areas. The wooden wall that acts as a backdrop for the bbq area extends all the way across and is really tall for maximum privacy. The linearity of the design is refreshing in this particular case.
Combining the outdoor kitchen and the dining area is sometimes beneficial. It creates a familiar and wholesome setup and brings everyone together seamlessly plus it’s practical for various other reasons as well. You can that strategy being applied here by studio Realm Architecture + Design. The kitchen matches the pillars that support the roof extension which helps it to easily integrate into the space.
This is an open backyard without a cover, a breezy and airy look which suits its design really well. The light and coastal palette of colors, finishes and materials gives this space a timeless vibe and a modern appearance. The fireplace and the bbq grill creates a beautiful stone-clad backdrop for the seating area. Check out studio JODI FLEMING DESIGN for more details and more inspiring projects.
The curved bar is one of the key features for this beautiful craftsman patio. The pergola roof follows the same contour, extending over the entire bbq area, kitchen and dining area.
This creates a dedicated entertainment space out here which can be used in a variety of different ways and which can accommodate both big and small groups. It was Nature’s Touch, a masonry and landscape company, that helped to bring this vision to life.