23 Covered Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Elevated Cookouts

Kristin Hohenadel
23 Covered Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Elevated Cookouts
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Outdoor Kitchen Pergola

covered outdoor kitchen bar seating

Brian Brown Studio / Photo by Jenny Siegwart

This Southern California outdoor kitchen from Brian Brown Studio is partially covered by a pergola to mitigate harsh rays while you’re working over the grill or whipping up brunch on a Sunday.

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Covered Kitchen Dining

covered patio kitchen

Audrey Drought Design / Giles Campbell Architects / Photo by Sonya Sellers

This L-shaped covered patio from Audrey Drought Design and Giles Campbell Architects includes an outdoor kitchen grilling station. A mix of brick, concrete, and wood creates a modern, transitional feel, and integrated lighting makes the space usable day or night.

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Covered Balcony Kitchen

covered balcony grilling station

White Sands

Not everyone has a backyard that can house a large outdoor kitchen, but if you’re an apartment or condo dweller who is fortunate enough to have a balcony, a built-in grilling station can feel like a luxury. This small outdoor space from White Sands has a compact grilling station and lounge seating, but an outdoor table and chairs would work here, too.

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Outdoor Kitchen Skylight

covered outdoor kitchen skylights

Design by Maite Granda

This poolside kitchen and dining area from Florida-based interior designer Maite Granda includes an outdoor kitchen that is partially sheltered by wood slat walls and a pitched steel and glass skylight that allows the light to pour in while protecting the space from the elements. A tempered glass fence between the patio and the pool keeps kids safe and diners dry.

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L-Shaped Patio Kitchen

covered outdoor kitchen

Marie Flanigan Interiors

This L-shaped covered outdoor kitchen area from Marie Flanigan Interiors occupies the corner of an outdoor patio. The space is decorated with a patterned tile backsplash and equipped with stainless steel appliances and refrigerated storage. A large range hood is a luxurious touch.

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Outdoor Grill With Pergola

pergola grilling station

Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Margaret Austin Photo

This outdoor grilling station from Cathie Hong Interiors is located just outside the indoor kitchen, creating an effortless flow between indoors and out. A pale wood pergola partially shades the cooking area and echoes the wood slat doors of the outdoor kitchen cabinetry.

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Outdoor Kitchen Awning

outdoor kitchen canopy

Fantastic Frank

This outdoor kitchen from Fantastic Frank is sheltered from the elements by a large awning, and equipped with a wall of black appliances and prep space that includes a full-size fridge.

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Semi-Shaded Kitchenette

covered outdoor kitchenette

Maite Granda

This Florida outdoor kitchen from interior designer Maite Granda is set up corridor-style and behind a half wall that’s tall enough to hide clutter from the lounge space on the other side. A slanted wood slat pergola-style roof adds partial shade and protection from the elements.

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Outdoor Kitchen With Roof

high end covered outdoor kitchen

Officine Gullo

This luxurious standalone outdoor kitchen from Officine Gullo on the property of waterfront house in Colorado is fully equipped for preparing gourmet meals with a view, sheltered from the elements by a pitched roof.

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Transitional Style Kitchen

stylish covered kitchen patio

Marie Flanigan Interiors

This transitional style outdoor kitchen from Marie Flanigan Interiors has a signature oven hood with a pewter finish that creates a focal point and provides an essential service for those who don’t like choking on smoke from the barbecue. Located on the back patio just off the kitchen makes it feel like a well integrated extension.

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Outdoor Kitchen Cabana

outdoor kitchen cabana

Fantastic Frank

This standalone covered outdoor kitchen on an Ibiza property from Fantastic Frank feels like a private bar and grill. The cooking and prep area is largely hidden behind a covered outdoor bar that includes integrated lighting for nighttime use. Two open sides ensure that the breezes keep flowing and that the kitchen and bar area remains open to the rest of the backyard pool and entertaining space.

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Half Wall Kitchen

covered outdoor grill station

Mary Patton Design

This multifunctional outdoor space from Mary Patton Design has a contemporary feel, with comfortable modern seating, clean lines, and pops of color and pattern. A half wall kitchenette with a grill station, sink, and refrigerated storage for preparing meals is finished in the same painted white brick as the adjoining white brick corner fireplace for a seamless look.

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Outdoor Farmhouse Kitchen

covered outdoor farmhouse kitchen

Marie Flanigan Interiors

This standalone modern farmhouse-style kitchen from Marie Flanigan Interiors has an indoor-outdoor feel but is well protected from the elements.

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Screen Porch Grill Station

screen porch grill station

Dodson Interiors / Giles Campbell Architects / Photo by Sonya Sellers

This screen porch from Dodson Interiors and Giles Campbell Architects includes a semi-outdoor kitchenette integrated into the red brick wall that includes a large grill, hood vent, and refrigerated storage.

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Covered Pool Patio Kitchen

covered outdoor kitchen

Fantastic Frank

This covered poolside kitchen from Fantastic Frank has a sleek built-in kitchen wall and a large outdoor dining table. A sculptural hood vent and large carved stone sculptures on either side of the kitchen wall define the space and create a dramatic handcrafted focal point when viewed from behind the glass doors on the inside.

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Covered Patio Pizza Kitchen

covered outdoor kitchen patio

A Beautiful Mess

This all-white covered kitchen from A Beautiful Mess is built into a back wall of the large poolside patio and features a bright yellow pizza oven.

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Outdoor Kitchen Pavilion

covered outdoor kitchen with pizza oven

Design by Crisp Architects / Photo by Rob Karosis

This covered outdoor kitchen pavilion from Crisp Architects is equipped with everything an avid cook would need to whip up a meal in the open air, positioned so that home cooks have a view of the adjacent pool while they work.

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Covered Patio Kitchen

covered patio outdoor kitchen

Design by Thomas Guy Interiors / Photo by Haylei Smith

This outdoor kitchen from interior designer Lance Thomas of Thomas Guy Interiors is tucked onto the back wall of a spacious exterior patio that creates a bridge between the interior and the backyard and pool space.

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Screen Porch Kitchen

screen porch kitchen

Design by Martha O’Hara Interiors / Photo by Spacecrafting

Depending on the climate where you live, a fully outdoor kitchen isn’t always desirable or realistic. This semi-outdoor kitchen from Martha O’Hara Interiors is located on the back screened in porch of a Prior Lake, MN, bungalow that protects it from the elements and keeps cooks and diners safe from the bugs.

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Rustic Covered Kitchen

covered back patio kitchen

Design by Crisp Architects / Photo by Rob Karosis

This outdoor kitchen from Crisp Architects is nestled into a stone hillside below a guest bedroom on a covered patio not too far from the main kitchen. The rustic outdoor space includes a stone chimney and a view of the surrounding woods.

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Covered Patio Kitchen

covered outdoor kitchen dining room

Design by Lisa Gilmore Design / Photo by Native House Photography

This outdoor kitchen from Lisa Gilmore Design includes both a cooking area with an island and bar seating and an adjacent dining room for sit-down meals.

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Covered Kitchen and Dining

covered pool house kitchen

Design by Crisp Architects / Photo by Rob Karosis

This outdoor kitchen and dining space from Crisp Architects includes a roof-covered dining area and an adjacent corner kitchen sheltered by a pergola but positioned to offer wide-open views of the surrounding landscape.

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Outdoor Kitchen at Night

covered outdoor kitchen at night

Officine Gullo

This covered outdoor kitchen from Officine Gullo has a large central island anchored by a pair of pendant lights hung from the rafters that helps make the waterfront space comfortable and functional after dark.

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