Faux Stone & Counter Space for Outdoor Grilling--robin, i have such plans for your outdoors :P this would be awesome for your grill! once you do the faux stone look, then do this around grill---that would look so beautiful!
Minus the terrible stove thing, and a nicer looking fire pit, perhaps with a low wall along the out side of the patio. But like the graduated steps from the back door on to the stone. (Patio Step To Yard)