The heat is on this summer as the months get warmer. But you can make the outdoors even hotter with a spectacular outdoor kitchen, taking the space to a new level with kitchen appliances and seating areas. From California to North Carolina and Florida, Erik Gunther presents seven listings with amazing outdoor kitchen spaces on with the aim of firing you up to construct a dreamy outdoor kitchen space.

Outdoor kitchens can also ramp up the price of a home. The most moderate listing comes in at $985,000 in Charlotte, N.C., and comes with an outdoor pizza oven. The most spectacular listing is a Miami Beach home worth almost $17 million.

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