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Eye Candy: 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchens, Carts, and Dining Spaces

Eye Candy: 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchens, Carts, and Dining Spaces
Outdoor kitchens and dining spaces are incredibly popular these days. They can also be incredibly expensive! Especially the kitchens. Stainless steel appliances, stone and mortar aren't  cheep. Lucky for us DIYers, they're also not necessary. These 12 outdoor kitchens, carts, and dining spaces are not only affordable, they're totally DIYable. 

First up is this squeal-worthy installation from Eric Olsen Design. Basically, it's shelving with a space for a Big Green Egg. Not sure about the working surface, but tile could be an option. 

Need a roof over your outdoor kitchen? Then this little covered work area might be perfect. Note the pallet floor. Clever! Otherwise, it's just a collection of 4x4's and 2x4's. The roof looks like it might be garden reed fencing

Sweet Paul used components from IKEA to make this simple but lovely outdoor kitchen station. 

For something a bit more portable here are step-by-step instructions for building a red cedar cookout cart.

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I have no idea who made this rolling cooking cart, but kudos to them. It looks like it would be pretty simple to replicate. A camping burner might be a good choice for the cooking surface.

Have you ever considered converting a potting bench into an outdoor bar? Cyndy did and it turned out fantastic! 

Now for some inviting, and gorgeous, dining spaces. First up is this Tuscany courtyard idea from Sunset. (Visit the link for individual details to get this look and 20+ others.)

Bamboo poles and translucent mosquito netting create this outdoor dining room that you can build in a weekend.

If you already have a porch, most of your outdoor dining room is ready to go. Just add the mosquito netting and you're done. Lovely.

A rustic picnic table is elevated to fairytale heights with the right lighting, linens, and centerpieces.

Another rustic table, but this one is completely hidden, thanks to linen and comfy pillows. And when does blue and white not work together?? Gorgeous.

Need room for crowd? This setup is perfect. Long boards, supports and blankets for chairs. Perfect. (Follow the link for more alfresco ideas.)

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