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You Don’t Have to Have a Huge Yard to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space

May 11, 2016

You don’t have to have a huge, sprawling lawn in the suburbs for first class outdoor living. You can maximize any outdoor area to increase your living space, create an inviting atmosphere for entertaining, or just claim a spot in the beautiful Colorado sunshine. If you’ve recently left the suburbs and moved to a smaller Denver patio home, don’t think that means you have to give up your hammock let your barbecue muscles get rusty. From a paver patio, to a plant climbing pergola, we can make your vision a reality.

We’ll help you formulate a plan
The first thing to do is to assess your priorities. If you want to entertain, perhaps the lion’s share of the area will be devoted to seating. If you are a pet owner, you will likely want to maintain at least a bit of grass or possibly an area where Fido can be contained. Once we have your priorities established we can start honing and refining the visual you are going for. Do you want a more formal feel like an English garden, a sacred space with an eastern sensibility, or a distinctive urban spot furnished with reclaimed treasures?

Establish a Focal Point

Once we have some idea of your priorities and the vibe you’re after, we can come up with a focal point. It can be a statue in an alcove of vines, an explosion of color in a planter, or a water feature, but think of this as the heart of your outdoor living space. If you are trying to create a sacred space, devote a corner to a deity statute and maybe some colorful bottles or candles. It will set the quiet and reflective mood you’re after. Maybe you can’t fit an entire landscaped swimming pool in your area but a water feature can be created in something as small as a bowl. It won’t be as big, but the sound of running water has the same relaxing effect no matter the scale.

Containers are Your Friend

Plants are essential for an outdoor space. They not only lend to the natural beauty of the area but create privacy as well. It takes a lot of ground space to grow a dramatic flower garden but the same effect can be achieved with decorative containers strategically placed. We can even build a paver planter that is custom sized and shaped with your area in mind. Toward the edges of your yard, plant taller trees and shrubs to make the area feel more secluded and private, even if your neighbor is within shouting distance. As you move into the area, shorter plants and accessories should be used to open the space up visually, making it seem larger.

You’ll be surprised what we can accomplish in a small space! For some inspiration on Living Large on Small Patios, check out this article from HGTV. Give us a call and we can set to work on maximizing your living area with a minimum of space. Read what our customers have said about our work on our Contractor Reviews page, and get in touch with us at 720-935-4922 to set up an appointment.