I love the idea of using baskets in soft-grey rattan for planting. These have been simply lined with plastic bin bags, with their bottoms pierced for drainage. -- Modern Country Style: Leopoldina Haynes' Small Garden Click through for details.
Example of awning for entrance level windows (bathroom) and above (bedrooms). Pitched awning for front door. Pitched awning for side door leading to new kitchenette. In addition, new landing to be built for side entrance.