Upgrading Patio Cover Kits? Though patio cover kits are well suited for all seasons, they are particularly helpful during winter. The experience in a patio can be enhanced with a lot of upgrades, one of which is buying a freestanding fireplace table. Table fireplace units are sold as a center piece table which have fire under them, fueled by gas. Definitely this gives the touch of being inside the house as well as enjoying the outer atmosphere and can be used in the cooler months. This type of set up helps to have the atmosphere of a restaurant. The furniture must complement this type of set up.