Nothing says summa, summa, summa tiiime like outdoor entertaining and barbecues. While most of us pile our grilling tools on a tray and may enlist the help of a small side table, there are some who have have truly embraced outdoor living and opted to install full kitchens, al fresco.
Not just an oversized grill, these spaces—like this amazing kitchen from AND Design and Construction—are outfitted with everything from fridges, stoves, pizza ovens, and ice machines, and almost all are accompanied by seating and dining areas, creating a true outdoor oasis. Click through our slideshow to see our top picks in all their summertime-glory and shop below for our favorite al fresco entertaining and cooking gear — they’re stylish, whether you have an amazing grill set-up or not.
|Quilted Acrylic Drinkware, from $16, West Elm||Abbott Concrete Top Console Table, $999, Pottery Barn|| Galvanized Ice Bucket, $17,
Cost Plus World Market
|Hammered Beverage Tub, $50, Pier1 imports||Boy Meets Grill by Bobby Flay, $33, Amazon||American Flag Spatula, $75, Williams-Sonoma|
| Melamine Appetizer Plates,
$16 for eight, Target
|Lobster Stripe Table Runner, $30, Sur La Table||Glass Beverage Dispenser, $50, CB2|
Photographs: 1. AND Design and Construction (designer and source), 2. Charles Pearce (designer and source), 3. Jill Dupré photographed by Sara Essex for New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, 4. Christopher Baker for House Beautiful, 5. Commune photographed by Richard Powers, 6. Eric Olsen Design (designer and source), 7. Francesco Lagnese for House Beautiful, 8. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet (designer and source), 9. Peter Block Architects photographed by Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, 10. Sawyer Berson (designer and source), 11. Trevor Tondro for House Beautiful, 12. William T. Georgis photographed by Whitney Cox for Architectural Digest