Updated: June 14, 2019
Some homeowners think that because they have a small backyard or patio, there isn’t much that can be done with their space. At Ananda Landscapes, we have big ideas for small spaces. Part of the Ananda landscaping process is designing a space that is tailored to your lifestyle. We’ll sit down with you before the design process begins to discover what elements of your outdoor space we can create to incorporate your lifestyle. No matter the size of your space, we’ll come up with a solution to make it feel like an extension of your home and your family.
One of our design techniques for small outdoor spaces is to mix contrasting colours and materials to create different visual levels of interest within a space. We can also utilize the size of different plants to create an intimate, elegant feel without having plants overwhelm your yard or patio. The right design can create perspectives and visual illusions that make your outdoor space feel even bigger than it is.
Utilizing the edges of your space is important when dealing with a smaller yard. A bench seat can be pushed up against a wall or fence to maximize real estate potential. Your BBQ can also be against a wall or boundary so as to reduce its footprint on your space. Plants and trees can be lined up in a similar fashion, still giving you beautiful greenery without taking up most of your space.
Furniture with multiple purposes can be key for a smaller backyard. Utilizing storage benches for seating is a great trick, and if you can make it a 3-1 solution (a table, a seat, and storage) by using removal cushions, you have a great space saver that opens up room for other features you might want to include. Keep in mind that stacking furniture will also be your friend in these kinds of spaces.
A small backyard or patio can be designed to have an inviting, warm feel. Imagine your outdoor space as a cozy nook outside of your home. It’s important to include features you want to enjoy in your yard, so that it’s comfortable and not crowded. Whether you are looking for a quiet spot to read and reflect, or to turn your patio into an entertainment area, we can transform your small outdoor space into an oasis!