Rain or Shine, Cook at Any Time in Your Roofed Outdoor Kitchen

Do you wish to protect your lovely outdoor kitchen from the harsh climatic conditions? Then consider installing a roof on the kitchen. Here are various outdoor kitchen roof ideas for you to choose from.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2018
Dad grilling food
Outdoor kitchens are beautiful spaces. Mostly, they are furnished with the basic necessities including a wooden fire oven and a barbecue grill. Many times some additional storage space and a sink is also provided. One can see L shape designs of outdoor kitchens.
An outdoor kitchen is a great place to throw parties and celebrate with your family and friends. To add more to the life of the kitchen and provide more comfort to the people using it you can consider installing a temporary or a permanent roof on it.
Great Outdoor Kitchen Roof Ideas
If you are looking for some inexpensive outdoor roof ideas then sun umbrellas for patios are the best. You just need to invest in two to three sun umbrellas and set them up on the floor by using special stands. These sun umbrellas will provide you shelter from the sun. You can buy sun umbrellas in various designs, patterns, and colors.
They are also available in many sizes, so you can choose accordingly. Buy few sun umbrellas and keep them where you have your grill or oven and one over the dining area, and your job is done.
Awning roof
If you want a foldable roof then consider using a retractable awning. These are also available in many colors.
For a retractable awning you need to hire a professional for installation. Once they are installed on your outdoor kitchen, they protect you against sun and rain both. The biggest advantage of this outdoor kitchen roof idea is they can be folded back, and hence during the night or early morning you can simply roll them back and enjoy looking out.
Shade net sun light protecting for agriculture or car parking
Another inexpensive way to install a great outdoor kitchen roof is using a green shade cloth. You can buy the shade cloth in any hardware store. With some binding wire you can fix it on nearby areas. Or you can create a basic structure and then lay the cloth on it.
This cloth is commonly used for greenhouses but you can also use it to create shade for your outdoor kitchen. This cloth is not actual cloth but is made of plastic and so you can wash it with water to clean it.
Dining table
For some really romantic and beautiful looking outdoor roof ideas consider using pergolas. Pergola is made of wood and is basically a wooden log frame which is installed on four sturdy wooden pillars. The choice of wood depends upon you.
If you want you can even use the sturdiest wooden material, and then paint it white or in a color of your choice. Then grow some vines over the pergola and your outdoor kitchen will be shaded against the sun.
Wooden summer pavilion for barbecue in the garden
Pergolas are great ideas as an outdoor roof, but if you want a roof which protects from rain as well as the sun, consider instating some synthetic roof tiles on the pergola roof. You can even place glass or metal corrugated roofing tiles on the pergola roof.
This will not only provide you protection against the hot sun but also against the rains. But, you don't have to lose the touch of greenery with this roofing idea. You can simply hang plenty of colorful plants near the roof or on the pillars of the pergola to make it look green and natural.
Gazebo in the park
One more way to ensure protection from sun and rain to your outdoor kitchen is to install a solid roof on it. This job calls for a lot of hard work, and it will cost you a lot too. However, once you have installed a solid roof over your outdoor kitchen it will stand the natural forces better. And it will stand for many years.
These were various ideas for an outdoor kitchen roof. You can also try a combination of roofs if you like. For instance, in the dining area of the kitchen you can have a pergola, and in the cooking area you can keep some sun umbrellas. Mix different ideas as you like or use the one that suits you best. And your cozy little cook-n-dine area is complete.