Outdoor Kitchen Ideas (Pictures) — Aug. 18, 2011

Get Cooking With 5 Outstanding Outdoor Kitchens

The stone foundation of this Nantucket outdoor kitchen, which was featured in House Beautiful, gives it a truly sophisticated look. It's outfitted with the works (including a grill, cooktops, refrigerator, sink, and even a pizza oven), and the cook of the house can serve directly to the countertop and stools to the right.

In the heat of Summer, I try to spend every moment I can outdoors. Since I spend much of my time at home cooking up a storm, it would be a dream to have an outdoor kitchen at my home, so I could do both at once. A built-in ventilation system — breeze! — also comes quite in handy. Let's take a look at five outstanding outdoor kitchens for a little design inspiration!