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Designing for a small space can seem daunting. Everyone has big ideas for their dream yard, but are waiting until they have enough space to make their yard look good. But why wait to transform your space into a place you enjoy? You can use the space you have to your advantage and take pride in your small yard.
Before diving into a few tips and tricks to make the most of your yard, it’s important to understand the benefits of having a small space. You’ve probably heard the saying bigger isn’t always better? Well, that can apply to yard space, as well. Working with a small yard can allow for some fun, innovative designs, still provide enough space for entertaining in the warmer months, and it’s a fraction of the maintenance work of a large yard.
So how do you transform the space without it looking crowded? The key here is to plan ahead. Prioritize what is most important to you – is it an outdoor dining space or a small fire pit? Perhaps you really want wisteria on a trellis, but could care less about seating for guests. This is completely up to you, but there will likely be some compromises that need to be made along the way, and it’s important to know exactly what isn’t compromisable.
From here, you can start brainstorming innovative ways to build out the yard of your dreams. Here a few tips that you might want to consider:
A great way to save space is to find ways to combine two functionalities into one. A nice storage bench can be transformed into additional seating, as well as a space for gardening tools and yard games to be stored.
Clear space on the ground for seating and draw the eye up with hanging planters. These are a great way to add more plants even when you’ve run out of space in your garden beds. Plus, you can find fun planters in all kinds of styles to amp up the design.
Still can’t figure out the best way to organize your small yard? Come work with our team of professionals for some hands on, personalized advice and quality execution.
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