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How to Maximize Your Backyard Space

If your property is smaller than you’d like, have no fear. Having a private backyard oasis isn’t all about size. In fact, with these handy tips, you can create a space that is uniquely yours:

  1. Define Separate Spaces
    Although at first thought, it can seem counter-intuitive, defining separate spaces in your yard can actually make your space feel bigger. Use angled pavers to set aside a grilling nook. Create a small dining area with a short retaining wall.
  2. Winding Walkways
    By creating intentional paths that wind around the yard instead of cut across in harsh lines, you can create the illusion of depth, tricking the eye into believing that the space is bigger than it actually is.
  3. Go Up
    A pergola, trellis, or arbor move the eyes upward and can bisect your property, making it feel larger than it really is.
  4. Employ Color
    Bright colors and patterns can fool the eye. For example, use a bright color at the entrance of your yard with a fresh colored gate or door. Then, plant tall, flowering plants in the back of your space. The use of color can bring movement and atmosphere that feels cohesive and unites the aesthetics of your environment.
  5. Focal Point
    At Blue Water Pool Chemical Company, we know that a beautiful pool or spa can set off a yard regardless of size. By creating a space that the eye automatically goes to, a pool can give you and your guests a stunning focal point.