Budget Landscaping: Great gardens don't demand a lot of cash, but they do require some resourcefulness and creativity. Here are some ideas for adding oomph to your landscape without depleting your bank account.
House & Home Photo Gallery: Small Patios, Porches & Balconies Contemporary Back Deck | http://houseandhome.com/design/photo-gallery-small-patios-balconies?page=0 | "built fence with lattice sections stained opaque black boxed in with frames and posts and backed with solid boards for privacy, graphic rug, potted plants," small bench takes less space than sofa
Cover Up-Add a custom aluminum roof frame with removable clear polycarbonate panels or outdoor fabric. If you don't need protection from rain, install a retractable awning or build a pergola with vines such as wisteria climbing over it.
The string of lights was one of the first projects we did when we moved in. We just nailed in some to the railing to give them something to hook to on the opposite side of the house. - southern state of mind: Our Back Porch is (finally) Ready for Summer
Kristin gave her back deck a total overhaul by painting the floor with a black-and-white graphic pattern, building a pergola, and piling her Hampton Bay Beverly Sectional with comfy outdoor throw pillows!