Use Your House Look at the lines of your home -- it might give you the perfect spot to place a deck (and make mowing or other yard-maintenance chores easier to boot). This deck-and-pergola combination, for example, is a perfect solution for an odd space.
Arbor Covered Patio Four 6 by 6 posts across the front of this patio arbor give the structure a substantial feel. Two lattice panels, which support Armand clematis vines (Clematis armandii), provide a sense of enclosure. Do this on the front door?