8 Outdoor Kitchen Plans

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The Spruce / Francesca Maiolino

Step up your entertaining game with one of these DIY outdoor kitchen plans that you can put outside on an existing patio, deck, or area of your yard.

These outdoor kitchen plans will give you an area for a grill, refrigerator, sink, and even a pizza oven. You'll learn how to add cabinets and counters so you have more room for prep and storage for all those fun grilling tools.

You may find yourself barely cooking in your indoor kitchen once you have one of these fabulous outdoor kitchens. They're a great place for family and friends to gather and share a meal while enjoying the outdoors.

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    Patio Turned Outside Kitchenette

    An outside kitchen with a dog


    This DIY outdoor kitchen started out as just an ordinary patio. With the addition of cabinets, concrete counters, a sink, plus a built-in grill and refrigerator, this space became an outdoor kitchen to love.

    Small details such as a river rock backsplash, extra shelving, a TV, and fun decor really make this space somewhere the family can gather over the weekend or even after a long day.

    Patio Turned Outside Kitchenette from Remodelholic

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    DIY Outdoor Kitchen on a Deck

    An outdoor kitchen made of wood and stone

    The Cow Spot

    In this outdoor kitchen plan, the kitchen is built on an existing part of a deck. It includes a cinder block and brick pizza oven, a built-in area for the grill, custom cabinets, concrete counters, and a place for a Big Green Egg.

    This plan takes you through the build weekend by weekend giving lots of directions and tips and tricks along the way. Be sure to visit the second part of the outdoor kitchen build so you don't miss any details. The reveal shows the finishing touches and how everything came together.

    DIY Outdoor Kitchen on a Deck from The Cow Spot

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    Outdoor Kitchen Build

    An outdoor kitchen with a TV and dining table

    Refresh Restyle 

    A large concrete patio becomes home to an awesome entertaining space with this DIY outdoor kitchen plan. A closed pergola is built to protect the kitchen against the elements and then the cabinets are added leaving room for a grill, refrigerator, Big Green Egg, and a small hot water heater.

    There's a lot of counter space here that provides prep space as well as a place for the sink. A large TV, dining room table, and ceiling fans are added to make this kitchen somewhere you'll never want to leave.

    Outdoor Kitchen Build from Refresh Restyle

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    Backyard Wood Fired Pizza Oven

    An outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven


    A popular item for an outdoor kitchen is a wood-fired pizza oven, and this free plan shows you exactly how to build one and incorporate it into your outdoor kitchen.

    This large pizza oven is built with a cinder block base and then shaped with a wooden frame and brick dome. As a finishing touch, decorative stone is added to part of the outside of the oven. This would go great in any outdoor kitchen or even as a standalone feature.

    Backyard Wood Fired Pizza Oven from Tikkido

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    Outdoor Serving Cart

    A blue serving cart with food and drinks


    If you're on a budget or not up for such a big project, this DIY outdoor serving cart with wooden countertops may just be what you're looking for. Sit it beside your grill and you have extra prep space, a serving area, and some much-needed storage.

    This is a complete plan that includes a cut list, materials and tool list, step-by-step building instructions, and lots of photos.

    Outdoor Serving Cart from RemodelaCasa

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    Patio Storage Cabinets

    A set of patio cabinets with flowers and artwork

    Build, Sew, Reap 

    Here's a project for something that every outdoor kitchen needs: storage cabinets. Purchased base cabinets are used to make the construction part easy, but they're refinished with scrap cedar to give it a custom look. Cement board and tiles top the cabinets making them a great place to serve a crowd buffet style.

    Patio Storage Cabinets from Build, Sew, Reap

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    Outdoor Kitchen

    A close-up of an outdoor kitchen counter

    Stone & Sons Workshop 

    This DIY outdoor kitchen plan consists of custom wood cabinets, a unique counter, and an awning that protects it all. The space also features an outdoor sink, wood storage, and decorative shelving.

    If you'd like to make a project like this one, there's a tools list, materials list, building directions, photos, and even a video to help you out.

    Outdoor Kitchen from Stone & Sons Workshop

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    Sewing Cabinet Outdoor Bar

    A mini outdoor kitchen made out of a sewing cabinet

    Sweet Pea 

    A bar is a popular addition to an outdoor kitchen and you can do it in style with this sewing cabinet turned outdoor bar. There's room for a big basin that you can fill with ice to keep your drinks cool as well as a serving area. This could even work as an outdoor kitchen island if you already have a grill and table.

    Sewing Cabinet Outdoor Bar from Sweet Pea