Turn a small courtyard into a sanctuary by adding an outdoor hot tub! Fun view of spa pool from above. I would have a hot tub like this! It's private and looks so nice rather than those ugly big plastic things.
Where the dogs have worn the path down. Utilize reclaimed pallet wood to build a rustic wooden walkway. You can use it to link two areas of your backyard, or to add some character to a quiet corner. Get the tutorial at Funky Junk Interiors.