Simple Outdoor Kitchen Ideas by Fernandez & Sons
An outdoor kitchen is a fantastic addition to any home, no matter where you call home or the size, shape and scope, as they provide an inviting space for cooking, dining, and entertaining in the great outdoors.
With the right design and elements, a simple outdoor kitchen can elevate your outdoor living space and create a functional and stylish area for hosting gatherings with family and friends.
But not all outdoor kitchens have to be large and lavish. On the contrary, even the most basic and straightforward can offer unmountable enjoyment. We will explore some simple outdoor kitchen ideas that can inspire you to create your outdoor culinary oasis.
Do you want a practical yet straightforward setup for cooking and dining in an open-air environment? Whether you have a small patio and backyard or are on a tight budget, considering a few simple outdoor kitchen ideas is undoubtedly doable.
So where do we begin? Creating your outdoor kitchen starts with an essential feature, the built-in grill. This is what your outdoor kitchen is all about, cooking. Built-in grills will fit into a base with a counter, storage space and other appliances if chosen. It’s where you expand from here that makes your outdoor kitchen unique. And, of course, the type of grill you choose.
Now let us move on to a few simple outdoor kitchen layout ideas, but remember these ideas are, by far, not all you can do.
Straight-Line Outdoor Kitchen
One of the simplest outdoor kitchen ideas is a basic straight-line layout. This setup typically consists of a built-in grill, a countertop for food prep, and storage for grilling tools and accessories. It can be as straightforward as a stand-alone grill or attached to the home with a small countertop adjacent to it. On the other hand, it can be more elaborate with additional features such as a sink or a mini fridge for added convenience.
This type of outdoor kitchen is perfect for those who love to grill and want a functional and compact setup without many frills and may be limited space.
Rustic Brick Oven
Consider incorporating a rustic brick oven into your setup for a unique, charming, simple outdoor kitchen idea. A brick oven adds a touch of old-world charm and is perfect for baking pizzas, bread, and other delicious treats.
Pair it with a simple countertop for food prep and some storage, and you’ll have a rustic outdoor kitchen that will envy your friends and family.
Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza?
A center island is an excellent choice to get more of your outdoor kitchen. It can include a built-in grill, a countertop for food prep, and storage space, all surrounded by a seating area for guests to gather while you cook. In addition, it can be a stand-alone for guests to sit while you also have a straight-line cooking and preparation area.
However, having both the straight-line and center island is a more costly simple outdoor kitchen design because it involves an entirely new structure. But why not cook while socializing with your guests simultaneously?
L-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen
Like the island, the L-shape can offer ample counter space with the same amenities; built-in grill, prep and storage, but unlike the center island, the two sections are attached, forming an L-shape.
Remember, with all of these simple outdoor design layouts, the amenities you choose are totally up to you as some may want a sink while others may prefer an outdoor fridge, more storage space, and so on.
Let’s Talk Masonry
Finding suitable materials is crucial for an outdoor kitchen for simple backyard gatherings, large parties, and entertaining. But first, the outdoor kitchen starts with the cladding, which is built to hold and secure the wall materials. It is vital to note this must be built to withstand the weight of the chosen wall materials.
With Fernandez & Sons Masonry and Landscaping, your material selection is comprehensive. In addition, our design team is excellent at helping you create a functional aesthetic that looks stunning in your outdoor space.
If you want a Mediterranean aesthetic, stucco is perfect. It is cement-based and textured that can be pigmented, stained and troweled to create something unique.
For enduring style, consider a brick finish.
If you prefer stone, it’s ageless and remarkably durable, and when paired with natural surroundings, it’s priceless.
Wood can be a choice for its mere beauty; however, the structure must have insulated jackets and appliances built with non-combustible materials.
Natural Stone vs. Manufactured Stone Veneers
Natural stone offers a great deal of color and pattern variance and comprises quarried materials. It is beautiful, but it is highly recommended to have a professional install as it requires a concrete block structure and can be hard to install.
Manufactured stone veneers are mixtures of cement formed from authentic stone molds. They are made to resemble natural stone. They are lighter than their counterpart so they can be installed on wood and steel frame cladding.
Choose Our Design Team at Fernandez & Sons Masonry & Landscaping
There are no limits to simple outdoor kitchen ideas when you hire the right outdoor kitchen builder, such as Fernandez & Sons Masonry and Landscaping. With a team of highly knowledgeable and experienced outdoor kitchen designers and builders, we can create a custom outdoor kitchen to blend seamlessly and beautifully into your outdoor space.
During our initial consultation, we will discuss options for simple outdoor kitchen ideas to meet your vision, fit within your outdoor living space and budget, and are functional and aesthetically pleasing. In addition, we will discuss all materials, such as stone, marble, concrete, stucco and more and the appliances and all amenities you want.
Contact Fernandez & Sons Masonry and Landscaping today for simple outdoor kitchen ideas and much more.