Builders wouldn't dream of selling a new home without a finished bathroom, but decks are another story. Building a deck is one of the most popular DIY projects — so popular that many homebuilders forgo these structures on new houses, knowing that buyers often prefer to design and construct their own.
The front porch of this Craftsman bungalow faces south, so it receives direct sun during the warmest part of the day. By adding a pergola for shade and using a cool color plant palette, the space looks and feels cooler than it actually is. Diamond Frost, Blue My Mind, Laguna Sky Blue, Frosty Knight and Opal Innocence are the plants included in this friendly surrounding that simply says 'welcome'.