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Getting the Most out of a Small Backyard


Unless you’re one of the lucky few homeowners blessed with loads of free space in your backyard, you might find yourself in a bit of a tight situation (pun intended) as to how to maximize your backyard space and design it in such a way that all family members will enjoy and love it, including yourself.

Do not despair, for there is a solution to everything, even when you feel that absolutely nothing can be done with the tiny space behind your house.

Get ready to have your mind blown with these wonderful ideas that will completely transform your tiny backyard!

Consider Building a Deck or a Patio

Decks are a wonderful way to tidy up the space in your backyard while having enough green surface to preserve a homey feel. Even better, you can build a raised deck and keep all the space in your backyard while having a deck above that can serve as a lounging area.

If you don’t want a complete deck in your backyard, opt for a smaller balcony that will work just as well. There are many design options for you to choose from, from ornate Victorian to more modern, simplistic styles. Typically, a balcony will be smaller than a normal deck, and you will have less options when it comes to maneuvering. That said, balconies are a perfect fit for you if you need a small raised deck but you still want to keep the green surface intact.

Decks and patios
Decks and patios are a wonderful way to tidy up the space

Also, consider building some deck stairs. They can be circular which will add style and authenticity to your backyard. Also, choose a special colour and further bring out the design of the stairs, or keep it simple.

On the other hand, if you want to keep your outdoor dining or lounge area at ground level, you can opt for installing a backyard patio. Patios come in different shapes, sizes, and material, so make sure to choose the one that suits your backyard best. You can build a patio in circular, rectangular or any other shape, from materials ranging from concrete to marble. Wood is also a beautiful option, just make sure to apply a strong finish to make it more durable.

Add the desired furnishing to your deck or patio, and you are all set to enjoy family meals, parties and everything in between in your new backyard area!

A Pool in a Small Backyard?

Absolutely. You might be thinking that installing a pool in your backyard is just wishful thinking, but luckily, you are mistaken. Big backyards are not the only ones that can have a pool; small ones can absolutely feature a perfectly-sized pool with all of its perks.

Just as you would scale the size of your deck and furnishings, you can easily find the perfect pool. If you’re tight on space, you might want to think about one of those fibreglass plunge pools. This is usually the best option for small backyards as it provides you with a wonderful feeling of being in your own private oasis, yet it doesn’t take up much space.

Plunge pool
Plunge pools offer a space-saving luxury

Just like there are personalized in-ground pool options you can choose from, you can also choose to install an above-ground pool that can easily be dismantled at your convenience. This can provide you with some much-needed backyard space.

Make a Garden Oasis

Creating a tiny garden in your backyard where you can grow everything from flowers to organic vegetables is a pretty appealing. Flowers are simply beautiful to look at and nurture, while growing your own organic fruit and vegetables is not only beautiful, but useful as well.  A backyard garden doesn’t need to take a lot of space. You can devote a small patch of land to your favorite flowers and another to a lounging area ideal for spending quality time with friends.

Additionally, you can create a vertical garden and grow various types of plants. With a vertical garden, all the plants get their own pots and shelves with just the right type of soil that will enable them to grow strong.

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Creating a tiny garden is both practical and visually appealing

As you can tell, there are plenty of amazing backyard options for you to choose from, you just need to let your mind run free and give your dreams a listen, and you will be well on your way of making your small backyard feel like the biggest part of your home.

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