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07/06/2014 11:13 am ET Updated Jul 06, 2014

These 10 Kitchens Make Quite The Argument For Outdoor Entertaining

Summertime is wonderful, we all acknowledge that. But with the potential for infinite mosquito bites and unavoidable humidity, al fresco dining isn't always the most tempting option.

Thanks to our friends at Porch.com, however, we can finally ditch our skepticism. With jaw-dropping fireplaces, lantern-lit verandas and beach-centered views, these backyard and rooftop-bound kitchens can bait even the biggest indoor fan into throwing a patio party this season.

Which one would tempt you to give outdoor cooking and dining a go?

  • A beachfront dinner view is never ever a bad idea.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/natural-living-in-the-pacific-northwest?img=955489" target="_blank">Natural Living in the
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  • Going white and minimal gives guests a modern vibe...
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/bayside-penthouse-1?img=44229" target="_blank">Bayside Penthouse</a> by Sojo Design
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    Bayside Penthouse by Sojo Design
  • ...while rustic stone and comfy seating create a cozier feel.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/royal-oaks-patio-addition?img=1068195" target="_blank">Royal Oaks Patio</a> by Texas Custo
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    Royal Oaks Patio by Texas Custom Patios
  • A post-meal dip in the hot tub is a fantastic option.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/rooftop-terrace-7?img=1171072" target="_blank">Rooftop Terrace</a> by Just Terraces
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    Rooftop Terrace by Just Terraces
  • You can't go wrong with a gorgeous family-style table.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/v-backyard?img=1159587" target="_blank">V Backyard</a> by Backer Landscaping
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    V Backyard by Backer Landscaping
  • An outdoor bar? Yes, please.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/watefront-estate?img=947925" target="_blank">Bargnegat Bay</a> by Tokarski+ Millemann Arch
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    Bargnegat Bay by Tokarski+ Millemann Architects
  • A green touch brings life to any outdoor space.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/colonial-4?img=932124" target="_blank">Colonial</a> by Tokarski+Millemann Architects
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    Colonial by Tokarski+Millemann Architects
  • Just don't forget the poolside seating.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/generation-x-concept-home-1?img=44701" target="_blank">Generation X</a> by Canin Associate
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    Generation X by Canin Associates
  • A fire pit is always a good idea...
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/sherman-oaks-landscape-remodel-rice--1?img=34340" target="_blank">Sherman Oaks Landscape</
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    Sherman Oaks Landscape by Stout Design-Build, Inc.
  • And a lantern-lit veranda is a definite plus.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/outdoo-living-and-landscapes-4?img=46411" target="_blank">Outdoor Living and Landscapes</a
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    Outdoor Living and Landscapes by Alderwood Landscaping

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