Small Space, Big Ideas: Creating A Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen With Limited Space

What more lavish luxury is there than an outdoor kitchen? An outdoor kitchen allows homeowners to enjoy the outdoors and their beautiful landscaping while cooking up an even more beautiful meal.

Got big ideas, but small space? You may think outdoor kitchens are only for those with tons of room to spare in their yard. Not so! Having limited outdoor space doesn’t mean you must miss out on the luxury of an outdoor kitchen.

As temperatures drop, it’s the perfect time to invest in building your outdoor kitchen. By the time spring and summer roll around, it will be finished and ready to unveil to your eager (and hungry) guests!

Below, we’ll cover a few ways you can maximize your space to build the outdoor kitchen of your dreams using a not-so-huge amount of outdoor space. Get ready to be kitch-inspired!

A nook is all you need

You may not be able to build the expansive kitchen of your dreams, but a small kitchen is better than no kitchen. Maximizing space is the name of the game when it comes to small rooms or yards, and a kitchen nook does just that. All you need is a wall or patio to build a countertop with a grill and storage space, then fill it with the bare essentials (the rest can be brought out from inside).

Build an outdoor kitchen in a shed

A unique but practical idea, building an outdoor kitchen in a shed grants you the ability to store non-waterproof items outdoors and hide the kitchen away when it’s not in use. This will protect your kitchen, even the waterproof parts, from inevitable outdoor wear and tear over time. 

The overhead shade of a shed also makes cooking much more comfortable for you, especially if it’s fully-equipped with heat or air conditioning. Experience the comforts of the indoors while steps away from your guests enjoying your outdoor space.

If you can’t go for quantity, go for quality

Let’s be honest. Outdoor kitchens necessitate sparingness even when you have unlimited space, especially when your space is limited. There are just some things you won’t be able to do outside the same way you can inside. 

That means you’ll need to be choosy when it comes to building and stocking your outdoor kitchen. You won’t be able to fit a large cabinet and counter space, so instead, shell out for the highest quality materials and cooking tools. Go for quality over quantity!

If you’re going to go big somewhere, make it the grill

The focal point of every outdoor kitchen is, naturally, where the cooking gets done. Most likely, that’s going to be the grill. So, if you’re going to go big somewhere, it should be the grill. Invest in a premium-quality grill so that, when your guests taste your culinary concoctions, they are blown away that such a compact outdoor kitchen can create such amazing flavors.