Yards are often thought of in the back of a home; however, as homeowners are looking to expand their outdoor space, many are now looking to create a side yard. A side yard is the area leading to your backyard, or the area beside the house that is often unused. There are endless options when it comes to designing a side yard that can make the exterior of a home more desirable. Here are just a few!
A zen garden is perfect for a garden lover or introvert! This outdoor design can be achieved by adding a stone pathway that leads up the side of the house to a seating area. Planting some vines and wildflowers will help embellish the space and direct guests to the seating area. The addition of a warming firepit or tranquil water feature is the perfect final touch! This garden space could be used as a place to read a book, take a break from a busy workday, or even be a separate place to entertain.
Transform your side yard into a private dining area by adding tucked away seating such as an outdoor sectional or long table. An outdoor sectional or long table works well because they are linear, which is often the type of space of a side yard. The addition of an outdoor kitchen, BBQ station, or grill will allow you to cook and dine without having to make trips inside the house. Complete your private dining area with string lights to create an outdoor oasis.
There is no better place to show off your gardening skills than a side yard! As guests make their way to the back of your home, they are led through a tranquil space full of lush plants and flowers. Incorporating stonework, grass, and different soils and mulch will help make your garden space pop! Don’t forget to maintain your tranquil garden, as your side yard could turn into a neglected, overgrown space quickly. This is not a pleasant first impression you wish to create for your guests.
A Place to Feature
Another great option for a side yard is to use it as a highlight or feature area. This could include a pond, water feature, or even a putting green. The best way to create a bold statement is by adding illuminating lights or spotlights to your feature. This will allow your feature to shine, even at night.
Utilize every square inch of your outdoor space by adding a side yard. It will not only allow you more space to enjoy but will also add value and curb appeal to your home. At FairTradeWorks, have experience with all types of landscapes including side slopes, which is essential when designing the perfect outdoor space. Call (604) 264-7366 to book a free consultation today!