Another pinner said "A back yard splash pad for our four children! It is made out of beautiful (non slippery) Travertine tiles. Mature looking, but very child friendly and most of all FUN! It is a safer alternative to a pool. #outdoorspaces #backyardlandscaping
@Jeff Sheldon Cusson - here's an idea... covered patio. We put an addition on to the current laundry room to make a 2nd bathroom upstairs, and use the overhang as a covered patio like this! Easy AND cheap! ;)
For a porch with a view, be careful not to impede the sight line by hanging your lanterns too low. In general, make sure you leave at least 7 feet from the porch floor to the bottom of the lantern. That way, even the tallest guests can enjoy the view.