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Large Vs. Small: Tips For Your Outdoor Living Space Size

Large Vs. Small: Tips For Your Outdoor Living Space Size

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Outdoor living spaces come in all shapes and sizes. Designing for the size of your outdoor living space may be difficult, but it can be the difference between a space that’s fabulous and one that’s a flop.

Whether you have a spacious backyard or a cozy garden patio, there’s a design that’s perfect for you and your yard. Take advantage of every nook and cranny to create the yard that you’ve always wanted, without messing up the flow of the yard you already have.

Ideas For Large Spaces

Having a large amount of yard space can become overwhelming, especially when trying to plan a layout that’s both functional and appealing. Limiting yourself to one or two ideas will ease the design process immensely. To help you decide, here are our top three suggestions:

1. Leave Room To Play

One of the greatest perks of having a large backyard is that kids and dogs love them. Make sure to leave some open space in your design to allow for room to run. These areas are versatile and can be utilized if you ever need extra space to entertain. Furthermore, remember why you loved your yard to begin with. If the open area meant so much to you when you moved in, don’t get rid of it all.

2. Look For Nooks

Large spaces often have great places for cozy corners and private nooks. Imagine creating a separate patio space with a pergola to make a cozy retreat underneath the old dogwood tree. You could even put in a hidden bench to escape from kids and pets, or to just take a break from the world.

3. It’s All About The Curves

Large yards often require lots of maintenance. One way to add beauty to your space while minimizing upkeep is to design with sweeping curves. Wide walkways that meander and drift through your space are not only gorgeous; they make life easier.

Ideas For Small Spaces

Not everyone wants a big yard. There is just as much potential to create a beautiful and functional outdoor escape in a smaller space. The design merely has to be approached from a different perspective. Here are three essential tips for keeping the space liveable without becoming crowded:

1. Combine Storage And Seating

Storage and seating are essential when it comes to planning comfortable living spaces. You’ve probably seen those benches that fold up or chairs with cushion storage. These multi-purpose built-ins are a great way to make the most of limited space.

2. Scale Down

Just because you don’t have room for a pool doesn’t mean that you can’t have an elegant water feature. Don’t let size limitations prevent you from incorporating elements that you love. Small spaces don’t hinder design options. Rather, they offer unique opportunities to use different features and highlight details unique to your space.

3. Use Wall Space Wisely

A great way to get the most out of a small space is to take advantage of empty walls. You could install seating walls to clear up patio space or design hanging gardens to utilize fences and walls. Don’t limit yourself to space on the ground; making use of your verticals is an easy way to elevate your design!

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The moral of the story is that no matter the size of your space, you can create something amazing. There are no size limitations when creating the perfect outdoor living space. You can still get what you want — it just requires a little extra maneuvering.

Whatever the size of your property, we can help you get what you want from outdoor living. We have developed a simple 3 step plan to get your backyard project moving forward. Step #1 (Consult): Schedule a design meeting. Step #2 (Plan) We come to you to develop the perfect design for your space. Step #3 (Creation) Sit back and relax as our team of pros quickly and efficiently turns your dream into reality.

We’d love to help you design the outdoor living space of your dreams. Please give us a call at (816) 608-8870 or book an appointment on our website, and we’ll be happy to get to work and help you get the most from your outdoor living space.

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