An outdoor kitchen can be as simple or elaborate as your taste and budget allow. A sink, counter, and barbecue grill -- portable or built-in -- are the basic features. But under-counter refrigerators, prefab cooking islands, smokers, kitchen storage drawers and cabinets, bar-and-sink sets, are common features -- and all are designed specifically for outdoor use. Outdoor fireplaces and pizza ovens are also popular.
1. Consider placement. It should be near your main entertaining spaces, but not block circulation or view corridors. Make sure the actual cooking area is away from general traffic flow.