One Day Curb Appeal Projects.I like this for the courtyard with potted plants. It might help with the water issue and the need to float the AC unit on concrete. Might need to use a more earth tone paver and rock though.
Four wall-mounted drying racks in a mudroom create an instant indoor drying room; recreate the look with four wall-mounted racks from Ikea. For something similar, consider Ikea's wall-mounted Grundtal Drying Rack;