Add Privacy: A beautiful "welcome" to a home. What I like about this photo is that wicker furniture and old rockers can be found used and then painted in a glossy, warm white. I also like the floor. My porch is concrete, and it can be painted or water based stained fairly easily with a little bit of elbow grease to achieve a similar look.
Patio Transformation - A little ingenuity and a good plan turned this hot concrete patio into an inviting outdoor dining room. A large, colorful floorcloth covers the bland concrete; bright white planters, the sides topped with trellises, surround the space. Overhead, an arbor draped with white canvas blocks the heat of the midday sun but still lets in plenty of light