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These Outdoor Kitchens Are The Ultimate Summer Grilling Goals

Bring the vacation to you.

By Chanel Dror

A fully outfitted outdoor kitchen makes it official: you’ve made it. If you can manage to incorporate one into the design of your home, you’re guaranteed vacation vibes any time weather permits.

Open fire and a spectacular view are a plus, but plenty of seating for friends and family is a must.

Bare necessities like a cast iron skillet and pantry staples are all you’ll need to stock your outdoor kitchen, as this is a place to let seasonal ingredients shine. From freshly caught fish to just-harvested veggies, everything tastes better when cooked al fresco.

rustic outdoor kitchen with bar

A rustic, picturesque escape in Upstate New York, by Pearson Design Group.

big green eggs have never looked so chic

Big design is achieved with Big Green Eggs in this ultimate setup in the Netherlands.

amazing european style indoor outdoor kitchen

We could get used to cooking in Annemie and Jan’s outdoor kitchen, which can be found in Yvestown in the Kitchen.

minimalist white outdoor kitchen made with stucco or plaster

The kitchen in this soulful casita in Todos Santos was inspired by the “little open-air taco stands, with a big open window, a large counter, and a door on the side.”

classic outdoor kitchen setup by a pool

Spanish colonial details meet modern kitchen must-haves at Sasha Alexander’s renovated LA home.

renovated pool house with a cute outdoor kitchen

This 1950’s pool house got a modern makeover, complete with a tasteful outdoor kitchen.

the outdoor kitchen at Hartwood in Tulum photo credit

The world famous Hartwood restaurant in Tulum lives up to the hype, and that’s largely because all the cooking is done by open fire within the restaurant’s hand made wood burning oven and grill.

very cool outdoor kitchen

This outdoor kitchen in San Francisco is outfitted with utilitarian essentials, and finished with special handmade details.

amazing stone outdoor kitchen in marrakesh morocco

The design at Marrakesh’s La Famille restaurant has me dreaming of a trip to Morocco stat.

cabin style outdoor kitchen

Glamping is perfected in this open air kitchen at the Fforest camp in Wales, which faces the outdoors.

modern wooden outdoor kitchen

Modern design doesn’t get much better than this coastal home. We’re partial to the outdoor kitchen, with fully integrated appliances.