DIY Guide: How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

My husband and I have been researching what it takes to make the perfect outdoor kitchen. My b-i-l has an amazing outdoor kitchen, which is what inspired us to do an outdoor kitchen ourselves.

I’ve always loved the idea of bringing the indoors… outdoors.

We already know we have a concrete patio as our base, but I was thinking about painting it a faux finish to look like flagstone. I do know that the groundwork is the first step to planning the perfect outdoor kitchen.

I also found a beautiful patio set the other day I’m thinking about going back to get, as well as a fire pit. We are also in the market for a new grill. I’m going to leave this up to my husband. Since he is the grill master, I’m sure he is better equipped at knowing what he needs and wants in a grill.

Our biggest dilemma is what kind of outdoor kitchen island we want and although part of our patio is already covered, we would like to extend the coverage.

The infographic below covers everything from the floor to sky to help you in creating the perfect outdoor kitchen:

Infographic - Creating the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

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What is the most important feature to you in the perfect outdoor kitchen?


  1. Those outdoor kitchens are so gorgeous

  2. The old owners of our house had a start of an outside island and kitchen we would love to eventually create our own.

  3. I like that,reminds me of my parents backyard.

  4. I’m jealous of all of these kitchens. I would love to have one of these in my yard because then my husband would take over cooking it.

  5. Oh wow, now that would be amazing!

  6. I would love to have a prep space in an outdoor kitchen. Some of these choices are amazing!

  7. I love the idea of including a pizza oven. I know we would use it all the time, especially since it can double as a cozy fireplace to snuggle up by.

  8. This is perfect for me. I live in Florida where it is perfect weather to cook outside the majority of the year.

  9. I Love the grilling station.

  10. My backyard is too small for a backyard kitchen but if it was bigger I’d definitely go for it.

  11. This is so gorgeous I would love to do something like this!

  12. I’ve actually never thought about doing this, but I may consider it in the next house. I don’t want to make the investment in this one.

  13. These are such cute ideas. I would never use it during the summer. I’m a winter kind of girl!

  14. OMG – I want that Grillmaster’s Island. That is my vision of the perfect outdoor kitchen.

  15. I like the sitting area,Blue is a nice color for it.

  16. nice

  17. Oh my gosh, Donna, those are so dreamy! I’ll be honest, I’l a total sucker for those stone grounds, I love how beautiful they are, so romantic and and cozy at once. I want that for mine one day 🙂

  18. We love to entertain. So I BIG grill would be important for an outdoor kitchen.

  19. wow these are some great ideas! I would love to have a pizza oven like that, I think we would use it all the time!

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