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8 Spectacular patios that are perfect for grilling on Father's Day

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Enviable grill patios for Dad

Give Dad what he really wants and make a date to transform the back patio into an entertaining hot spot by next Father's Day. To inspire your outdoor makeover, feast your eyes on these 10 spectacular patios that will make every grill-loving daddy happy.

1. Built for the perfect alfresco Father's Day grill fest

Designed by Omaha-based Olive Branch Integrated Outdoor Design and built by VIP Outdoor Living, this enviable patio boasts a sturdy U-shaped brick counter that gives guests a front-row seat to the culinary magic Dad is throwing on the built-in grill.

2. Design a kitchenesque patio

One of our favorite grilling patios, this backyard kitchen, designed by Small Batch Kitchens, located in Lexington, Kentucky, features gorgeous stonework, a substantial father-friendly grill, a fully functional sink, a built-in fireplace and plenty of counter space.

3. Build an urban grill haven

Just because you live in the big city doesn’t mean you can't enjoy the great outdoors while grilling up a Father's Day feast. New York City's Michael Haverland Architect designed this classy yet comfortable patio for an upscale townhouse. It features a built-in grill, a fireplace and room to entertain.

4. A backyard patio with class

Living up to their name, Cottage Company Interiors, located in Harbor Springs, Michigan, designed this cottage-like patio with clean lines and a cozy feel. Featuring wood floors and cabinetry, a built-in grill and fridge, central and side seating and a ceiling fan, this outdoor kitchen nook will make Dad want summer to never end.

5. A patio room with a view

If Dad lives in a locale where the hot or cold weather can interfere with his weekly grilling agenda, build a patio that has indoor and outdoor capabilities. This contemporary grilling patio from Florida-based Charles Clayton Construction features doors and covered windows that open up to a balcony and a view of the water.

6. When Dad wants to live a fantasy

Finton Construction, located in Arcadia, California, crafted this whimsically themed patio in Beverly Hills, featuring a castle-like garden room (for all those vegetables Dad can put on the grill), a built-in grill and comfortable seating around a low counter.

7. For the dad who loves the kitchen as much as the grill

Slater Architects, located in Sydney, Australia, designed this sleek modern-style kitchen that opens up to a grill patio.

8.When Dad loves the woodsy outdoors

The architects at Washington-based Copper Creek Landscaping designed this stunning deck featuring a built-in fireplace and grill, rugged stonework and plenty of space to sit around the fire awaiting Dad's grilled meal.

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