We have a small cement patio right out the back door from the garage.
The furnishings cost practically nothing.On it there is a covered porch swing ( gift from in-laws), a small white wooden table (thift store find hand-me-up from oldest DD when she was cleaning out - I painted it white), & the grill we inherited from DH's grandparents. There is also a small box-type storage seat I bought on clearance from Kmart that holds a bunch of lawn toys, etc for the grandkids. We have 4 small resin chairs, bought at yard sales, stacked by the swing for when the grandkids visit, but they prefer the swing.
The "patio" is in the shade by early afternoon, so it is a nice place when the heat of the summer is upon us, & the canyon breeze blows right through our back yard, which is another plus, unless you are trying to BBQ!