The Colorado climate can be unpredictable at times, however planning a get-together several weeks in advance for friends and family is commonplace. Inevitably, the outdoor living space of a home becomes a focal point, especially if a barbecue is planned. Built-in barbecue grills can be integrated into outdoor kitchens easily and make the setting up of a chef's station quicker and easier. With lazy summer afternoons to entertain, the patio is a natural place for guests to relax and dine. Patio furniture essentially serves the same purpose as it did decades ago - a place to sit outside - however, the range of materials, colors, and design continue to evolve year after year. A new outdoor patio furniture set, even with traditional styling, can transform a tired and dreary backyard into an inviting extension of the home.