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Top 5 Elements When Creating a Patio Design for a Small Backyard

Top 5 Elements When Creating a Patio Design for a Small Backyard

When space in your backyard is limited, you need a patio design that will use the space wisely.  It is possible to have a well-designed small backyard patio that will accommodate your needs and add years of enjoyment for you and your family..

it’s important to know that not all configurations will work for patio designs in a small backyard. Therefore, how can you achieve the most impact for a patio design with a small backyard? Here is our list of the top 5 elements to consider when creating a patio design for a small backyard:

1. A Defining Feature
A backyard patio defines a space that becomes an outdoor room that is ripe with possibilities. When building a patio, it’s important to select a location that is appealing so that you’ll enjoy spending time there.  Consider how you want to use your patio as well as traffic flow into your home. This will help you visualize details of your patio design.

2. Appearance Matters
With so many patio pavers and concrete options to choose from, there’s no excuse for a boring patio. For a truly unique look, consider adding a pattern onto your patio’s surface. Do you want to make your space look a little larger? Incorporating borders to your paver patio.  It will make the patio seem bigger and will add contrast into your landscaping. A border is another option that can have a major impact on your patio’s appearance. Whether it is the same color as the primary area or a contrasting color, a border creates crisp, clean line that frames your patio.

3. Multitasking Functionality
How do you intend to use your patio? When space is an issue, you’ll need to plan carefully and look for places where you can include features that will do double duty. For example, if you intend to enjoy cooking and entertaining on your new patio, you might want to set up a small outdoor kitchen that revolves around an outdoor bar that can serve as a space for prep, cooking, serving food and even dining. Are you a dedicated gardener who believes planters are a must for the ideal patio?  Adding planters will definitely add visual appeal to your backyard patio design.

4. Going Up
Smaller yards often limit your ability to spread out, so get creative with your use of space by thinking vertically. Embracing vertical design options allows you to do more with the look and function of your patio. You can use the exterior wall of your home or a pergola to generate usable vertical space. Pergolas are also a fantastic way to gain the perfect amount of shade if you’re worried about getting too much sun while using your patio. Pergolas become a focal point of any patio design while creating an open atmosphere for guests to enjoy.  Here are additional FAQs when building a pergola.

5. A Professional Touch
With any patio project, it’s easy to understand why the size and scope of the work demand professional oversight. However, a professional touch is just as important when you are designing a patio for a small backyard. You need to make every inch count, and an experienced professional can point out features and products that will help you achieve the look that you want and the functionality that you need.

Dulando Screen & Awning has been helping homeowners in and around Orlando, Florida, transform their backyards since 1968. Our team delights in working in yards of all shapes and sizes, and we are experts at maximizing patio space in small backyards. To explore the possibilities, contact us today at 407-862-6060 to schedule a free design consultation.

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