Outdoor areas can range from a strip or side yard to a modest backyard or even a wide expanse with slopes and multi-level areas. No matter the size of your patio, there is a landscape design that can fit your outdoors. Reclaim yours now by finding the right projects for your patio size below.
A Patio Strip or Side Yard
These small and narrow strips beside or behind a house may be the most overlooked and underutilized outdoor areas. Aside from a simple walkway, one can transform this strip yard into a meditation space, reading corner, or breakfast nook. If you find peace and calm by hearing water, ask your contractor how you can put a small water feature in your meditation space. A comfortable swing or seat and small table can be the best spot to curl up with a book or take an afternoon nap. Folding tables and chairs are best for a pop-up breakfast nook that can easily put away when not in use.
A backyard space can be transformed into an outdoor kitchen, dining area or living room. An outdoor kitchen, depending on the cooking appliances and features. The most compact of outdoor kitchens can fit a strip with enough countertop while some prefer a standard L-shape for more counterspace and storage. Create outdoor dining areas or living room that are spacious enough by choosing the right patio dining set that fits your space.
Decks and steps go hand-in-hand with sloped outdoor areas. Instead of leveling the yard, work with your landscape artist to choose the most level area for a deck and design steps to make the area easily accessible. Sloped yards also make it easy for each plant to be noticed so think of it like a tapestry that needs to be filled out evenly.