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How to Renovate a Small Backyard

Marianne Lipanovich
Publication date:
September 19, 2022
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How to Renovate a Small Backyard
A small backyard can hold more than a patio, a few plants and some grass. To renovate a small yard, it is important to prioritize what you want, think about multiuse features and consider adding screening or noise-mitigating features. To assess your existing outdoor space, walk around your yard and note what’s already there. Take a look at what works well in your yard, such as a patio or deck or any paths. Indicate any trouble spots, such as screen an unpleasant view or provide privacy from the neighbors.

Check the weather patterns as well, as there may be spots where the sun is blazingly hot for a good portion of the day, or ones that are always cool or cold. K & D LANDSCAPING 2. Think About What You Want in Your Yard Make a list of the features you would want in your ideal yard and ask yourself questions about who will be using it regularly. Prioritize your list and divide it into the must-haves and nice-to-haves. Consider possible compromises to add a few more dream items to your space, such as a full-size outdoor kitchen or a plunge pool or spa.

Find a pro for your landscape design project and let Houzz find the best pros for you. Take a hard look at your budget and determine how much you can afford to spend on your landscape renovation. Do some research to get an idea of costs, but the landscape pro you work with will be better able to give you a realistic picture of what you can achieve with your budget. Gather ideas and refine your landscape design style by creating a Houzz ideabook to save images of outdoor spaces you like. Sort through the photos and evaluate what you like about each landscape and detail to give you and your designer a clearer idea of the direction you want to go in.


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Marianne Lipanovich
How to Renovate a Small Backyard
September 19, 2022
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