Simple built-in to create a mudroom and/or storage anywhere from an entry, to kids room or in a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Put drawers under bench or have the seat lift up to store things.
IKEA Hackers: Elegant and cheap selfmade canopy bed. - Could use this idea to put up outdoor curtains on the deck. So right about curtains on deck! I wonder how easy it is to take them down to wash though?