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Outdoor kitchen ideas for your home

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An outdoor kitchen can be a fantastic addition to an outdoor entertaining area, providing space to prepare and serve food to friends and family all year round. Best of all, the chef can keep socialising while cooking.


Check out these 21 popular outdoor kitchen projects shared by Bunnings Workshop community members and let us know if we can help with your own outdoor project to help transform your home.


1. Outdoor kitchen with concrete benchtops and drinks fridge by @becbec9 


Built on a new composite deck with slatted open pergola, this outdoor kitchen features concrete benchtops, built-in sink, storage cabinets and a handy drinks fridge. 




2. Outdoor kitchen using Kaboodle cabinets by @RayaJane 


Kaboodle cabinets with a built-in sink and tap and Spotted Gum benchtop installed with a built-in barbecue.




3. Outdoor kitchen makeover with pizza oven by @jeffjen 


This outdoor kitchen recycled old kitchen cabinets and updated them with timber-like floorboards and a concrete benchtop. 




4. Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven by @anad 


Part of a huge backyard entertaining zone, this outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven, loads of storage with recycled timber doors, and heaps of preparation area thanks to the stone benchtop.




5. Outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue by @darryl7 


Darryl shared this popular outdoor kitchen extension with new deck, custom cabinetry, pizza oven and built-in barbecue.




6. Outdoor kitchen with Merbau feature wall by @weekenddiyer 


Workshop member weekenddiyer put together this eye-catching outdoor kitchen with a vertical garden feature wall in one weekend.




7. Alfresco extension with outdoor kitchen and deck by @funksoulbro1 


Paul created a practical and attractive space for entertaining by extending this alfresco area to include an awning, deck and outdoor kitchen.




8. Outdoor kitchen with sink and cladding by @jmagnayon 


Workshop member jmagnayon built this simple yet stylish outdoor kitchen for under $1300.




9. Outdoor kitchen with deck and pergola by @raymao268 


With a new deck, outdoor kitchen, updated pergola roof and lighting, Workshop member raymao268 made this outdoor entertaining area ready for summer barbecues.




10. Outdoor kitchen by @Mooky 


Inspired by Darryl's project, Workshop member Mooky shared their own impressive outdoor kitchen build.


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11. Outdoor kitchen with customised pergola by @Jimi 


A customised pergola was made using a Softwoods pergola kit ordered through Bunnings, providing protection to a large outdoor kitchen featuring bench seating to enjoy the view.




12. D.I.Y. outdoor servery by @homeinmelbourne 


Can't create a separate outdoor kitchen? Why not connect an existing kitchen to the outdoors. An old piece of marble mounted on brackets makes a new servery outside a kitchen window in this clever upgrade. 




13. Outdoor entertaining area servery by @craftyhopper 


A serving area created using Acacia Project Panels and a tiled splashback made this outdoor entertaining space more practical.




14. Outdoor kitchen and BBQ area by @touzelfam 


Aaron designed and built this outdoor kitchen and BBQ area featuring a huge amount of storage underneath an existing pergola.




15. Rustic entertaining area with built-in barbecue by @sideshowmatt 


With a Viking theme and recycled materials, Workshop member sideshowmatt added character to this rustic outdoor entertaining space.




16. Outdoor entertaining kitchenette by @DIYgals 


Lauren and Sarah's small outdoor kitchen made using Tasmanian Oak and Interbuild Project Panels has plenty of bench and storage space for gatherings on the deck.


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17. Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and rangehoods by @Christos 


Building this outdoor kitchen provided more room for gathering with friends and family and a great place to cook.




18. Outdoor kitchen using workshop cabinets by @TerryD 


Terry used garage storage cabinetry as a clever and cost-effective way to add storage and bench space to this outdoor entertaining area.




19. Simple outdoor kitchen set-up by @makingmyhive 


Built as a surprise birthday present, this simple outdoor kitchen was constructing utilising a Kaboodle kitchen base cupboard and a Matador bar fridge. 




20. Outdoor gazebo with kitchen and bar by @Chris35


This gazebo is perfect for outdoor entertaining, with easy access via French doors to the outdoor kitchen and bar.




21. Polycarbonate roof for outdoor kitchen by @alicanterenodb 


A bespoke timber pergola with a clear polycarbonate sheeting roof was used to cover this outdoor kitchen.




How to build an outdoor kitchen

The Bunnings team has shared several guides on designing and updating your outdoor kitchen, including How to design an outdoor kitchen and How to tile an outdoor splashback


Experienced Workshop member Rob @Peggers has also shared How to build a mobile kitchen island for your outdoor kitchen or barbecue area.


Also check out how the Make It Happen team created an outdoor entertaining paradise, including a large deck and fantastic outdoor kitchen with barbecue, fridge, sink and and pizza oven. 



More inspiration for outdoor areas


Whether a complete backyard makeover or a new deck, fire pit, fence, screen or vertical garden, our clever and creative Bunnings Workshop members have shared many wonderful outdoor projects.


For more ideas, check out our Top 10 most popular outdoor projects and Top 10 most popular outdoor entertaining projects. There's also plenty of inspiration in Barbecue stands and bench ideas and 10 ways to transform your outdoor entertaining area.


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