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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.

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.

Brooklyn Backyard

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

Modern Marrakech

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

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.

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.

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.

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