One of the best parts of designing an outdoor space is that you literally get to decide how you want to use your outdoor space and use that as your base-point. For example, do you have young kids and is the goal to make it a child friendly area with sand boxes and swing sets? Or is your family a bit older and looking for a more quiet place to relax? Or, is it a combination of both? By putting some intentional thought into your backyard, the area where the swing set is can in time become the perfect area for a fire pit or additional seating area. By thinking through how you want the space used both now and in the future can save on the cost of needing to continually overhaul your backyard as the needs of your family change.
In this blog we are going to talk about how to make the most of a smaller backyard. While a smaller space can seem limiting, it can also be a great opportunity for creative solutions. For example, a planter that allows for beautiful greenery when properly designed can also double as a seating wall. Add some colorful pillows and you instantly have fun pops of colors, additional seating and a wall where it’s ultimate function was a planter – talk about a win – win.
Another trick with a small backyard is to not over clutter the area. Many times people tend to put larger than life patio furniture into a space that should be many times larger than what it is in order to accommodate the furniture. Or, they put double the amount of patio furniture. You wouldn’t do this with your living room, so why would you do this with your outdoor patio? A simple motto to live by is “less is more”. Don’t over clutter the space with endless loungers, chairs and tables. Pick out your furniture carefully and intentionally.
If you are considering redesigning your outdoor space, we’d love to be a part of the process. Visit our website for ideas and inspiration, if you have any questions or would like an estimate, please give us a call.