This is my idea of the perfect outdoor area. I have a small balcony and this would be divine at my place. The hanging lights can be bought from IKEA, they are solar lights which is so handy. I absolutely love this! With the cat!
The whole window will have a one foot wide window sill. I will have to show you the place to get a good idea of things. Basil planted in teacups for the kitchen, cheap and pretty teacups planted with fresh herbs on the window sill.