Outdoor entertaining has now become one of the most sought after projects to have completed on a home once it's built. As smart homes gain in popularity, tech savvy homeowners know that an outdoor space is more than just a patio for your barbecue and dining table; it’s an extension of the home’s functionality that’s almost as important as its interior. Modern outdoor spaces are much more than a deck littered with children’s toys; it’s prime real estate that allows you to extend the extravagances of the indoors into a functional outdoor living space. Homeowners want to give their friends a reason to join them outside while they cook. These outdoor living and entertaining areas are now state-of-the-art kitchens that feature granite countertops, stone walls, stamped-concrete patios, weatherproof cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, mini refrigerators and built-in grills, TVs, surround sound stereos, pools, water features, fountains, and more.