Three Outdoor Kitchens For Your House, Too

    An outdoor kitchen is just for people who are really rolling in the dough, right? Wrong! While an outdoor kitchen is definitely an investment, quite a few homeowners have found ways to make it a reality, without busting their budget. Here are 3 great outdoor kitchens that are not the most extensive or the most fanciest, but they're definitely good models for building your own affordable outdoor kitchen.

    The crucial components of an outdoor kitchen are a sink, a grill, and a counter. Refrigerators are nice, but can jack up the price of building your outdoor kitchen. Brick pizza ovens are also nice, but you can make pizza on a regular gas grill. Wine refrigerators? Forget it. Seriously. Don't even bother. Bring the white wine out in a simple galvanized steel bucket full of ice. An oven and a dishwasher? Just be tough and cook on the grill, and bring the dirty dishes back to the indoor kitchen.

    Keep it simple, and you can build an outdoor kitchen that you'll enjoy for years, without breaking the bank.

    Stone-Crete Artistry/

    This stone outdoor kitchen has just the essentials: A great counter top, a sink, and of course a burly grill. It was built by Stone-Crete Artistry, a concrete and stone contractor in Burns, Tennessee.

    Old World Garden Farms/

    Corrugated metal and rustic wood are perfect lower-cost materials to build an outdoor kitchen from. All you need is a good carpenter, some sweet reclaimed building materials, and an artistic vision.

    Deanne L./

    We're getting a little fancier with the brick oven in this outdoor kitchen. What this bad boy shows is that you can install a small brick oven; it doesn't have to be a massive masonry project. The combination of wood and brick is also really neat!

    Chaya Kurtz writes for

    Updated April 4, 2018.

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