Purchase stair risers from your local home improvement store...paint it white and add some window boxes... small herb garden?
Lovely front entry.
Pergola, Patio, Fire pit. This "continuation" of the back patio with the addition of the pergola is kind of what I want in our back yard. I don't want the curved area where that fire pit is though. A fire pit will be separate and in its own spot...
Just looks cool