I don't know too much about modern houses with outdoor kitchens. I have not actually seen one, but since when does lack of knowledge ever keep my fingers still?
We have seen some camper vans with external fold out facilities, such as cooking hotplates, a sink and a cutting board. Assuming the weather was ok, these would be very useful.
Many years ago an Asian born workmate told me of his outside shed, which sounded rather grander than a shed, and out there he and his wife had a couple of wok burners installed and a sink with a draining board. It saved messing and smelling up the house, he explained, and kept their kitchen clean.
Hmm, this is what happens when the kitchen becomes a showroom rather than a utility room.
Now it seems outdoor kitchens come in wonderful shapes and sizes and from closed in to quite open to the elements and so the kitchen within the house can remain spotless. This is just not quite making sense to me. Regardless where your kitchen is, it is still going to need cleaning. Fat and oil will still spatter, egg whites will still drip when you crack them, capsicum seeds will still escape the fruit.
And then there is the weather. Sorry hon, it is too hot/cold/windy to cook in our outdoor kitchen. Could I please use the indoor kitchen? Pretty please? I promise to restore it to its original condition. There won't be a drop of balsamic vinegar, nor a splash of extra virgin cold pressed oil marring any surface.
To me it sounds awfully like just having another kitchen to keep clean.
Mock though I might. Our black polished granite benchtops were shined with Windex tonight, as they often are. I just would not want to have to do the same outside as well.