Spotted lately, fully equipped outdoor kitchens for plein air dining (no trips to the indoors fridge or sink required). Here are 10 standout examples.
Above: LA design collective Commune created this pergola-like outdoor kitchen in a remodel of a Buff & Hensman house in Nichols Canyon. (N.B. For more information, see Commune in Nichols Canyon, LA.) Photography by Richard Powers.
Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in South Carolina by architect Heather A. Wilson (see more at The Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor House?).
Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in the Netherlands, via VT Wonen (first spotted on Vosges Paris).
Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in Todos Santos, Mexico, via LA-based photographer Laure Joliet.
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: Made of separate components, the WWOO kitchen by Dutch designer Piet Jan van den Kommer offers ultimate flexibility; for more on the WWOO kitchen, see The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen. Image via vtwonen.
Above: A kitchen in Capetown in a house owned by Rupert Smith and Warren Matthee of Olive Studio, via New Zealand House and Leisure. Photo by Micky Hoyle.
Above: Students from Budapest University designed this outdoor kitchen as part of the Odooproject; see more at Archdaily.
Above: An outdoor kitchen in Sweden from Ikea; the wicker storage chest is the Byholma; $69.99.
Above: A summer house in Denmark by Kontur Arkitekter.