For a patio to become an effective outdoor dining and living area that will be conducive for outdoor lunches, dinners and for parties, a patio has to be able to accommodate not only tables and chairs but also a cooking appliance such as a barbecue. There are several good patio barbecue design ideas. A good patio barbecue design requires careful deliberation and thought. For example; a patio barbecue design with Tuscan style brings the warmth of Italian hospitality together with great food and your closest friends. A barbecue ready to grill fresh vegetables and marinated chicken is a needed companion. Add a built-in tiled counter perfect for serving wine and food. Use tiles in the color of Italian villages–warm yellows and brick red. Add large ceramic pots in warm colors–like orange and yellow–and fill them with lavender to imitate the lavender fields found in the hills of Tuscany.