I’ve been asked many times, “do you deal with small spaces?” Clients are worried that their job may be too small for me and not worth my time. But the fact is I LOVE SMALL SPACES! So much can be done to optimize a small space without breaking the bank. In the photos you can see how small the space is, but when it is re-designed, it looks bigger and more open. A water feature, stone sitting walls and concrete are the bigger ticket items (in any landscape),but because the space is small it’s less expensive overall…you’re just not using the same amount of materials as in a normal-sized landscape. This yard is now a living part of the house’ it’s an outdoor room.
Small spaces are very often a blessing to work with because you can add so much in the way of ambience and not break the budget. Yes, adding hardscape items like walls, water features and concrete are the bigger ticket items, but because the space is small you’ll be dealing with a limited amount of materials…which means that your water feature will not be overly large, nor the walls or the concrete. Before this yard was designed, a table with some chairs and other items seemed to be stuffed in, and the space was not inviting. By creating sitting walls and a wall-type water feature it opened the space up…even though those items took up some of the space! The planting is minimal. Landscape lighting sets the tone in the evening and night, and now the outdoor space has become a part of the overall living space.