Wood pallet sandbox, with bench seats that unfold to cover the sandbox! I hate sandboxes bc it's like an outdoor litter box for wild critters. Love that the cover will keep them out! Hubby is going to hate that I found another pallet project :D
Use rectangles to create a zig-zag plot: A series of rectangular lawns or any other ground cover or paving of your choosing - pebbles, decking - are laid at right angles to each other. They traverse the garden, giving strong direction. By Diarmuid Gavin.
This "natural" outdoor hot tub would go great with my Japanese garden theme. It is almost like a hot spring. I'd get rid of the ugly fence in the background though and have a lot of flowers, trees, and bushes.