Decide why you can have space and how you want to use the space. Making a more sophisticated outdoor kitchen, effective dining room, or even a seating area from a fireplace requires sufficient space for mandatory functions. How many people do you want to bet at a certain time? Maybe there is enough space on the eight-foot sofa or do you need an upholstered ergonomic chair where the stool works better? Is there room for an outdoor sink? Where do you want to cook?