Replace any faded or dated cushions with new ones, or make slipcovers. For wicker or metal furniture, a few coats of spray paint can do wonders. You might be surprised how a new coat of white, black or even red paint can bring old patio furniture back to life.
- Dress up your garage
Install a decorative architectural arbor above your garage door to de-emphasize a front-loaded garage. The structure adds personality and provides a place to grow climbing plants.
- Shuffle the deck
Rearrange your deck or patio furniture. Move outdoor furniture into clusters to encourage relaxation and conversation. Make sure to leave main walkways open so guests can easily enter or exit the yard. Create an outdoor kitchen space in one corner of the deck so there is a section dedicated to cooking.