You can upgrade your current one by installing a built-in grill, complete with prep station, countertop and mini fridge. To become the neighborhood party house, you should also invest in a fire pit and hot tub, which are both great for those cooler nights. If expensive renovations are out of your reach, add new furniture and accessories for a cheaper yet effective end result. A traditional concrete patio can get a major makeover with new patio furniture and lighting, and your front porch can get an boost with adirondack chairs or classic rocking chairs.
-Choose the Best Plants
Create an elegant small garden has been planted with dwarf and well-behaved conifers and other plants that won't grow to overwhelm the side.
-Define Key Areas
Three clearly defined spaces — a dining area, lawn and plantings, and a woodland beyond — a lot of function out of a relatively small amount of urban real estate.
- Use the Rules of Perspective
Designing the space around the rules of perspective — chiefly that parallel lines appear to converge to a "vanishing point" and objects in the distance appear smaller than those close by — can help make a small garden seem larger.
-Decorating the elements
The arrangement of elements — raised decks, walls and plantings — in this small garden breaks up an otherwise dull rectangular plot, and creates different spatial and textural effects.
-Create a Multifunctional Space
The open space and minimal plantings in this backyard offer the flexibility to accommodate many uses.