Make the Most of Your Small Outdoor Space

Maximize the potential of even the most petite outdoor area with our favorite design ideas that make every inch count.

Start by Simplifying

Begin your tiny space transformation by clearing out overgrown plants, trees and grass that will only make your space seem smaller. Cut back hedges and shrubs with the BLACK+DECKER Powercut™ Hedge Trimmer. Keep your yard neat and tidy by mowing regularly and cleaning out weed and debris from your flower beds. Don't forget to wipe down patio furniture and use the BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Hand Vacuum Pet to remove dirt and pet hair from your upholstered pieces.

Get Smart With Furniture

No matter its size, your backyard can easily become the ultimate hangout. See how to live large with these clever furnishing solutions:

Make It Mobile

Garden stools and poufs don't take up a lot of room, are easy to move and most importantly, do double duty as tables or chairs.

Play Around With Color

Bring in furniture and accessories in your favorite hue (metallics work great here, too!). Pops of color placed throughout your backyard instantly enlarge the space visually.

Say Yes to Built-Ins

Leave no perimeter unused. Built-in furniture, like a bench or bar, take full advantage of every nook or cranny. For a smart DIY solution, use the BLACK+DECKER 4-Tool Combo Kit to build a table that also folds down out of the way when not in use.

Vertical Space: Embrace It

When ground space is limited, take your design up. Use your walls and fence (and even overhead!) to their full potential with these ideas for maximizing the vertical:

Add an Artistic Touch

Bring in furniture and accessories in your favorite hue (metallics work great here, too!). Pops of color placed throughout your backyard instantly enlarge the space visually.

Bring On the Glow

The easiest way to completely transform your outdoors: string lights. Yes, they illuminate the space, but they also create an undeniably enchanting atmosphere.

Growing Upward

Don't let your lack of land keep you from gardening. All you need is a blank wall or fence, and you can transform it into any kind of vertical garden you can imagine: kitchen herbs, low-maintenance succulents or a even a field of wildflowers.

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