Outdoor cooking has come a long way since the Weber barbecue "kettle" made its post-war debut in 1952. Today's outdoor kitchens feature everything from charcoal smokers to pizza ovens and include all the amenities of their interior counterparts - dishwashers, dining tables, refrigerators, cushioned seating, and all manner of electronics. Instead of trudging between the kitchen and patio, more and more homeowners now prepare and serve meals alfresco. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, outdoor kitchens are among the most popular U.S. landscape projects for clients aiming to maximize the use and value of their property. From traditional brick and stone to sleek modern steel, there’s a design for every style and every budget.