BBQ Area:   by Design Outdoors Limited

14 sizzling hot al fresco barbecue ideas for your home

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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It shouldn't all be about impressing your friends but, let's be honest and admit, a stunning al fresco cooking set up can really make you the envy of your social group.

A project that's easy to complete, without the assistance of an expensive builder, your outdoor space will never look better than when the sun's shining down onto some tasty treats sizzling away on the barbecue.

If you like the idea of creating a year-round cooking spot in your garden, read on, as we've found some fantastic examples for you to draw inspiration from!

1. This brick and render perfectly matches the main house!

 Garden  by Barbecue

2. The earthy, manly feel of this barbecue will appeal to dads everywhere

Clad your Braai in Stone:  Garden  by The Braai Man

3. Who wouldn't want this pizza action in their garden?

 Garden  by Toen=Hier

4. A dual-action heater and cooking grill makes multifunctional items a must have

 Garden  by De Vuurtafel

5. Perfect for parties, this stunning grilling station looks really festive

Exposed Braai:  Garden  by The Braai Man

6. A grill with a view! What a way to enjoy your space, while cooking for guests

7. Small and portable is great for smaller back gardens

Pizza firepit :  Garden  by La Hacienda

8. For the serious griller in your life, a fully kitted out grill-wall is the dream!

Braai built-in with breeze blocks and rendered:  Garden  by The Braai Man

9. Stylish and sophisticated, it's great to have the barbecue next to your dining table for easy transportation of tasty treats

Outdoor Planes Fire:  Garden  by BD Designs

10. As long as we can perfect wood-fired paella, this Mediterranean number will be perfect

 Garden  by Barbecue

11. Rustic and functional, this home-built grill is gorgeous!

12. Why not go a little fancy and include a sink for hand washing and food rinsing?

13. A wood-fired oven, complete with integral log storage! Does it get better than this?

14. Well, this is going all out. It's a kitchen, in the garden! So fantastically OTT!

For more tasty home inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: British Kitchen Fit for a Celebrity Chef.

Which grill design set your heart on fire?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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