Something I have been considering for a while is a seat underneath the master bedroom window. I wanted a bench seat, so the back would not sit up over the window ledge. And because I don't like the idea of a sore arse ideally wanted something padded. But nothing seemed right. Well not until now.
Inspired to look again by the rain this afternoon, and thinking how nice it would be to sit at the front and enjoy watching it, I exercised my google powers. I found this and thought it might be just the thing. Nice and long, and the seat cover appears to match in nicely with the tones on the gable at the front. At under $200 I think it's also reasonable value.
I have not yet measured to make sure it is long and low enough - but will do so tonight, and if it checks out it will be a quick and simple addition to the house.
Now to research plants for either side of the front door. It is under the porch, so will not get a huge amount of light. Ideally I want something green, leafy, not too 'structured' and tolerant of drought - as I am not certain to remember to water it regularly :P Hit me with your ideas!