Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Outdoor Kitchen

Two days ago, we just hosted a BBQ party at home as per request of my son for his simple birthday party.  He wanted to get away with the traditional snack parties where we usually cook spaghetti, fried chicken, shanghai rolls, fried rice, salads and sandwiches.  This time, we tried to host a BBQ party where the guests would have the opportunity to cook their own foods.  We set up our outdoor space in the garage area for the small party.  We put up some tables and chairs plus a BBQ pit and we brought out our electric cooker for the "beef nilaga" wherein the beef cubes were already precooked minus the veggies.  We cut and prepare the veggies in a nice large tray so that the guests will help themselves to add up the veggies one at a time in the boiling broth.  We also prepared the rice wrapped in banana leaves ala "binalot" and the guests were thrilled to eat with their bare hands.  I was convinced that this kind of party will bring more fun so I gave in with the idea and we didn't regret it at all.  I was just thinking that should we have the chance, I would like to put up a more organized outdoor kitchen permanently in an outdoor space at home.

Three designs courtesy of hgtv had caught my attention and I found these designs so lovely:




But I prefer the simplicity of the first one. :)  The second one is cool and elegant but requires a larger space and would definitely be more costly.

But if you have the budget and a large space in your yard, why not try this one?


This one is beautiful but quite lavish.  If you can afford it, then go for it!  If not, then consider using your creative hands trying to design a simple yet functional outdoor kitchen.  Remember, it doesn't have to be costly.  You may be surprised that simple things can very well be converted into a wonderful work of art just by being creative. :) 



33 comments:

  1. love that b-day party idea of your son, i like rice wrapped in dahon ng saging, sarap!
    hmmm...maybe i can copy the idea for my brother's b-day, maiba naman

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  2. This is a nice idea for party. Parang shabu-shabu style, kanya kanyang luto :D

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  3. I like the first picture, the one with the brick oven. :) Having a bbq party is one of the many outdoor activities I'd want to host for family and friends. :)

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  4. i like the first photo the most too! :-)

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  5. I'd love to have these outdoor kitchens, too! :D Daydreaming mode now.

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  6. I wish to have an outdoor kitchen in my house. :D I like it.

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  7. That's a nice party. I would love to have an outdoor kitchen too so it's much easier to grill and mas presko pa :)

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  8. I like the 1st outdoor kitchen picture too..the other ones I think occupy too much space in the backyard.

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  9. i love the combination of BBQ and beef nilaga. yummy!

    btw, love the first photo.. it feels like chill bbq party and everyone's having fun :)

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  10. Naku, i love all photos. When it comes to house and yard designs, nagsasalawahan ako talaga. I love them all! Someday makakapagtayo tayo ng ganyan.

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  11. an outdoor bbq is a great idea. just imagine having your friends over and just hanging it. it would work best if you have the money and the space. hehe. ako, hanggang wish na lang. lol

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  12. If given a chance I would love to choose the last picture... super nice and neat but surely expensive hehe.. but all in all love them.

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  13. those are elegantly designed, gusto ko ang 3rd pic

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  14. that is really a nice way to celebrate a birthday party rather than the conentional way of celebration.

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  15. BBQ parties sound fun and it takes out some of the cooking responsibility (and stress) from the host/hostess...I like that 3rd one also, with the outdoorsy feel and lots of plants around :-)

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  16. my lolo's house has an outdoor kitchen and its perfect for bbq party! :D
    ang ganda ng style and i think its safer, no smoke sticking to the clothes and rooms pag may nasunog na niluluto :P

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  17. I'm reading this post while my eyes are closed, hahaha! Just kidding. I envy those homes with outdoor kitchen like this. Picnic ready lagi. Huhuhu! Visiting from CommEx 10/23.

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  18. I want to have this in our backyard! I love the landscape on 3rd photo, but seems really expensive!

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  19. I like the 3rd one. Hayy, i wish i can have one

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  20. oh! they'repretty! I would like to have all! haha.. anything as long as it suits our needs. :)

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  21. Love those designs especially the last one. Unfortunately, we don't have a backyard or even a front yard to set up an outdoor kitchen. It would be wonderful to have one though.

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  22. Wow, that outdoor kitchen looks nice. I wish I have a setup like that as well.

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  23. I also like the first photo... my dream house also include outdoor kitchen :), visiting from ComEx Oct 23

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  24. Those are awesome bbq spaces. But really, I do not mind the lumpia, fried chicken, spaghetti party. :D

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  25. I prefer the second design/picture :) It looks complete and sophisticated. Thanks for sharing this :)

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  26. That's really great having a BBQ party. That's give me an idea for this coming holidays.

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  27. Lovely designs. I love the first and second one. A bbq party is interesting also. :-)

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  28. Sounds like a fun party :) The designs really look great, maybe we can have one here at home, but it would be a huge undertaking to make it happen.

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  29. i like the first one, simple. Also, it made me have an idea when we plan of building our house.

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  30. A bbq party is something that we've been planning for a long time... it's my son's request also for his next birthday.

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  31. I love bbq party and Ii love the first photo too....

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  32. I am with you in this. Creativity can truly lead to amazing results and the homeowner is always the primary beneficiary. I am so thrilled with the last photo. I love the simple and very much elegant theme. I love the stools (reminds me of recycled park benches for 'green' outdoor furniture)! Also, the background fits in perfectly with the design. I’ll be looking forward to more of these wonderful designs. Thanks for posting!

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