The deep verandahs are used year round for both relaxing and entertaining. **Cushions** from [GardenWay Home & Garden](http://www.gardenway.com.au/|target="_blank") and **love seat** (discontinued), from [Early Settler & Recollections](http://www.earlysettler.com.au/|target="_blank").
. Mini Patio: Sometimes, just the simple job of cleaning up the deck or patio can make your home feel ready for summer entertaining. You could even make your own cushions for your outdoor furniture. (via Angel in the North)