Add to side of garage. Inviting Pergola An attached pergola can , the French doors and back expanse of this house would seem stark. With it, the space gains architectural detail and becomes an inviting nook.
Metal tubs would make an awesome table because we could store outdoor stuff (sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, etc. I would want colors that go well with the porch. Maybe match country blue on porch sort of. fall porch - LOVE the table and swing!