Spotted lately, fully equipped outdoor kitchens for plein air dining (no trips to the indoor fridge or sink required). Here's our roundup of standout examples:
Above: LA design collective Commune created this pergola-like outdoor kitchen in a remodel of a Buff & Hensman house in Nichols Canyon, LA. (For more, see our Designer Visit: Commune in Nichols Canyon, LA.)
Above: A coastal California kitchen by Eric Olsen Design.
Above: An outdoor kitchen in the Napa Valley by Steven Harris Architects.
Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen by VT Wonen at the Woonbeurs exhibit; photo via Vosges Paris.
Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in Todos Santos, Mexico, via photographer Laure Joliet.
Above: An outdoor kitchen by NY-based Bates Masi Architects.
Above: Architect Guilherme Torres' kitchen in Sao Paulo, Brazil, opens onto a tree-filled courtyard (see more at A Magical Kitchen in Brazil).
Above: A sleek teak and steel outdoor kitchen from Italian company Mebart.
Above: The WWOO kitchen in anthracite.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 2, 2013 as part of our Entertaining: Summer Edition issue.