Outdoor kitchens continue to be an in-demand feature for homeowners seeking the ultimate backyard space.

What was once a simple notion that included a grill, maybe a stone oven and a patio has grown into full outdoor rooms, complete with televisions, fireplaces, bars and multiple seating areas.

"Whether it's an open-air kitchen or a seamless indoor/outdoor flow throughout the house, these homes feature inviting outdoor rooms that create a stylish oasis for summer entertaining and provide functional kitchens that go beyond a simple grill," writes Lauren Shanesy.

To illustrate just how elaborate yet functional these spaces have become, our friends at Pool & Spa News sister publication BUILDER have compiled this list of 10 outdoor kitchen designs that showcase al fresco dining at its finest. Read More