Having a kitchen outside makes entertaining company a breeze. This added luxury has quickly become a desired feature for home-buyers. An outdoor kitchen patio creates an alluring ambiance that enhances your open-air experience.
Another take on the outdoor kitchen idea. Not sure I would ever have a big gas range outside, but I love the rock and wood together. If you build a fireplace, have it in a place where people can gather round, not off in some inaccessible corner.