We are trying hard NOT to put time and money into this house as it will be torn down in a year or so but its hard when it is what you live in NOW and you want to make it better and more enjoyable. We are HUGE outside people, rather be out than in and when we relax we want to be outside.
We have a great (if not falling apart) porch in the front with my hammock and lounger and a good size deck on the back (again falling down). We wanted to make the deck a bit more comfortable and enjoyable so we decided to invest about $100 and a little time and took it from total red neck, white trash, trailer deck to semi-red neck, white trash, trailer deck.
We put up our hanging SKY chairs that come with arm rests, foot rests and a drink holder - not too shabby. We brought in the dining table and chairs from Sonora and the grill, put the same indoor/outdoor carpet down that we have inside the house, can't beat it at .43cents a ft2. We also made some roll down shades to block that ever bright afternoon sun, added some candles and some Oooops paint from Home Depot. It was all cheap and didn't take that long but we now have a great deck to walk out on and relax on and since we know we will be tired at the end of the day once building starts, these updates will be much appreciated!!