Small Backyard? How to Make the Most of the Space


Having a small backyard doesn’t mean you don’t have options for your outdoor space. There are plenty of ways to create an awesome backyard that you and your family can enjoy all summer. With a little creativity and space optimization, you can make your small backyard into a relaxing oasis.

When the weather warms up, the backyard becomes one of the most utilized spaces of the home, so don’t let a small space turn you off spending well deserved time outside. From creating the illusion of more space with a gorgeous glass patio door to using bright colours to make your yard feel more spacious, read on to see 5 tips for making the most of your small backyard.

1. A Glass Patio Door
One way to make your backyard look bigger is to fuse your indoor and outdoor space. A glass patio door will make your small backyard look bigger, giving it the illusion of having more space. Gentek carries a full line of gorgeous patio doors, fitting the style of any home. Whether you want French-style, classic or contemporary design, a glass patio door can elevate and extend your backyard space.

2. Go Bright
Bright colours can instantly make your small backyard look and feel more spacious. Add colour with patio furniture, plants, outdoor décor, or even paint your patio railing or backyard fence. Gentek has teamed up with Dulux exterior paint to offer paint formulas to match your Gentek siding and window colours, so you can brighten up your backyard with eye-catching colours that won’t fade in the summer sun!

3. Build an Outdoor Fireplace
Burning a fire outdoors on a breezy summer night is one of the best ways to spend time with friends and family, or have relaxing time on your own. Plus, you don’t need a ton of space for an outdoor fireplace. Make the fireplace the focal point of your backyard with some comfy patio chairs around it. This set up also allows you to bring in and take out chairs when you need.

4. Be Space Conscious
When arranging your outdoor furniture, make a conscious effort to use the space efficiently. Create a garden along one side of your backyard, and push patio seating up against the perimeter of your yard, making sure there’s no wasted space behind any of the furniture. Also, scale down your furniture and accessories so you don’t have bulky pieces that don’t fit or look right. A small backyard can look cramped and tiny if the space isn’t utilized properly.

5. Hang Plants
It’s always nice to have plants in your backyard, but potted plants can take up a lot of ground space. Instead, try hanging plants and flowers in colorful vessels that will take
your backyard design up a notch. Hang them around your perimeter to create extra space below.

If you have a small backyard, don’t fret! Use these tips to make the most of the space and enjoy your summer to the fullest!