Tile floors on the patio! Be still my heart. Here in Texas, I see a lot of Mexican style outdoor tile. I love the look of it. While I certainly can't afford to do a full patio as in the photos below, I sometimes dream about creating a small tile accent on the steps to my front door or a little detail work around my patio breezeway. It might be a good solution for keeping costs down but still enjoying the flavor and color that only tile can create.