Oh my! The scent of gardenia by my front door is so pleasant! My landscape has had a "smell good" in it since January.
The sequence goes: winter honeysuckle > daphne > Korean spice viburnum > Confederate jasmine > gardenia. Add to this the chocolate mint I step on each time I visit my raised beds plus the rosemary I brush against in the back yard.
Our front porch really needs to be rebuilt but in the meanwhile (while we save up) I gave it a facelift with some wood glue, caulk, and paint. The best part: A porch rug that I painted right on the top landing.
I used vinyl floor tiles (12 X 12) for wall behind stove and microwave. They are very easy to keep clean. I did use extra contractors glue on the backs of them to make sure they wouldn't fall off with the heat and moisture.