By Lindsay Cohn

Published on April 20, 2017

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Photography by D-MAX PHOTOGRAPHY

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to turn your attention outside—more specifically to an outdoor area that’s perfect for cooking and entertaining. Whether you’re dreaming of a BBQ, grill, or pizza oven (or all three), these stylish and functional spaces are sure to inspire your exterior design—not to mention, some delicious meals, and dynamite soirees.   

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Photography by CUSTOM HOMES ONLINE

Grecian Dream

This contemporary, Santori-inspired space brings the charm of Greece to your own backyard. Complete with a wood-burning oven, electric cooktop, and arched dining table, this patio is perfect for poolside entertaining.

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Photography by NEW ECO LANDSCAPES

Brooklyn Backyard

Modern design meets utility in this Brooklyn backyard, complete with a stainless steel grill, fireplace, sleek pergola, turquoise chairs, and cozy couch.

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Photography by Margaret Grigsby via HGTV

Modern Marrakech

Moroccan-style tiles and moldings lend exotic flair to this outdoor kitchen, while stainless steel appliances make it modern and functional. 

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Photography by SUBLIME ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS

Sleek Indoor/Outdoor Living

Your exterior living space should be an extension of your interior. And that’s certainly the case with this glossy white kitchen and dining setup.

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Photography by ROLLING STONE LANDSCAPES

Poolside Oasis

Designed for summer soirees, this poolside sanctuary is complete with a mini beverage fridge, sink, wood fire pizza oven, dining table, and wall-mounted TV. And since it’s covered you can party rain or shine.

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Photography by WWOO

Low Maintenance Linear

Looking for a low maintenance design? Try a modular setup with cement countertops and a built-in Big Green Egg for coal cooking.

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Photography by DANIEL DRIENSKY VIA AQUATERRA OUTDOORS

Entertainment Central

For summer gatherings, it doesn’t get much better than this gourmet outdoor kitchen—equipped with stainless appliances, a smoker, flat screen TV, and ceiling fans.

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Published April 20, 2017