Patios and porches are an integral part of Southern culture. These classics are inviting and inspiring. Print Email Laurey W. Glenn PagesPrevious 18 of 76 Next View All Garage Patio Transformation This deluxe patio room actually used to be a rundown garage. To feel more intimate, the large, open space needed to be divided into rooms. Large containers of lush plants are grouped at varying heights to give this outdoor retreat scale.