Outdoor Living for a Small Space

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You would love an outdoor living space, but you have a small backyard. Don’t assume you can’t have the outdoor living space of your dreams. An experienced design and installation team, like the folks at EA Quinn Landscape Contracting, will be able to plan an outdoor living area that makes economical use of limited space.


Here are our tips for planning an outdoor living area for a small backyard


Start with the patio: The patio, whether it’s made from interlocking concrete pavers or natural stone, will set the boundaries of the project and how it relates to the home. Depending on the slope of the property, we may need to incorporate a retaining wall, or use a tiered approach to make the most of the space.


Create a list of your must-haves: Do you absolutely want an outdoor fireplace? Or is an outdoor kitchen what you can’t live without? Or perhaps you want both. Outdoor living spaces typically include a patio, fire feature, outdoor kitchen and bar with seating. Identify from that list what you definitely want and what you could live without.


Weigh your options: You will likely be able to fit everything you want, but you might need to consider smaller elements. The great thing about a custom outdoor plan is that it’s custom! Not every fire pit needs to be huge. A fire pit can be relatively small, but still add a lot of value to an outdoor space.


Ready to get started on your outdoor living space? Contact us today. If you’re looking for more inspiration, visit our Outdoor Living Gallery page to browse photos of landscaping work we’ve done recently in Connecticut.