16 Ways to Get More From Your Small Backyard

“When you have a small backyard, it’s easy to feel like you have few options of what to do with it.  You may be surprised to see what others have come up with for their small space.”
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team 
Big cities have a lot going for them, but spacious backyards aren’t one of them. Designers in high-density places like San Francisco and New York have long dealt with getting homeowners the most bang for their buck when it comes to their compact homes, and that means turning tight, narrow or awkwardly shaped backyards into comfortable, functional extensions of the home. No matter the locale, their methods can work for anyone trying to maximize an outdoor space and turn it into a destination to enjoy. Here are 16 ideas to try.
Originally Published on HOUZZ, by Mitchell Parker