Make a Big Statement with a Small Yard
Not everyone dreams of a lush and sprawling backyard. Don’t underestimate the power of a space based on its size. Sure, your home may be size-challenged in the yard department, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a showpiece.
There are plenty of ways you can enhance a small space and several design experts showed us how, from setting a focal point to using reflective materials, tweaking the furnishing scale, accenting with container gardens and layering the light.
Create functional, inviting spaces
Even a small backyard can show off a dining space or an area with comfy chairs around a fire pit. Show how the space can be used for entertaining.
Accentuate the far side of the yard
By getting buyers to gaze across a stretch of yard, you’ll help make the space feel larger. For example, place a bench at the far side of the landscape, surrounded by lush greenery.
Show off the green
Prune plants so they’re more vertical than horizontal, training them to grow up rather than out. Also, consider creating a vertical wall of planters, like containers of ornamental grasses. You can also raise plant height by several feet using retaining walls, raised beds, or extra long, slender containers.