Sometimes finding your dream home means sacrificing your dream yard. If you live in a growing suburban or urban area, you may not be able to find a home with ample yard space. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a small yard just as beautiful, green, and enjoyable for the family as a big backyard.
Below are five tips to help you make the most of a small backyard, and how you can use your fence to your advantage when designing an outdoor entertainment space:
Create defined sections.
With a wide-open space, you can see exactly how large your yard is. By creating defined areas for dining, entertainment, and play, you can make your space look more alive and spacious. Start by adding a patio or step-down to a lower level of the yard, then add some furniture or a fire pit to create a relaxed seating environment. Then, you can add an arbor or pathway to your front yard, or keep it simple with some garden space to make your yard feel more enticing even with limited space.
Yard furniture is helpful for creating the defined sections of your yard, but it shouldn’t crowd your space. Stick to smaller wooden chairs and coffee tables over large couches and lounge chairs to help create more open space.
Add unexpected features.
While open space can help make a small yard look bigger, so can furniture additions or elements like pools, small ponds, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and other entertainment additions. These capture the attention of guests and detract from the look of smaller yard space. Typically a yard that is attractively furnished and used wisely is better looking than a large yard with nothing but grass and trees.
Use vertical and container gardens.
If you have a small yard, you likely have limited space for gardening, especially if you want some open space for kids or pets to play. If this is the case, take advantage of container gardens and vertical decor pieces that maximize space around the fence. This can help you design open space into your small yard without sacrificing the need for greenery.
Choose your fence wisely.
For a small yard with limited furnishings, a tall privacy fence can feel claustrophobic. Shorter garden fences such as wood lattice or vinyl picket fencing can be ideal for helping your small yard feel more spacious. They can help add to the view of your yard, especially if there are trees or waterfront property nearby.
FloriFence can help you maximize your yard space with the choice of a beautiful and long-lasting fence. If you’d like to learn more about the best fence choices for small yards, give us a call today!