As it is in your home, the hearth is often the heart of your outdoor space. A fireplace, firepit or pizza oven can end up becoming even more of a focal point than the grill. Make good use of this gathering space and set up a place to relax and warm up in front of the fire.
This cozy patio brings a kitchen and family room outside for an extended season of outdoor cooking. The pillars and fireplace frame the view, creating the illusion of a sheltering wall. Next: Get more ideas from outdoor kitchen designsPlus: Browse portable grills and accessories
9. The great thing about this outdoor patio is that it's perfect for any time of year. While it's clearly well-suited for summer, the fireplace, covered patio and covered outdoor kitchen make it a cozy refuge on chilly winter nights.