Smart Solutions for Small Outdoor Spaces

Posted 23 June 2022 1:46 PM by Michelle Hendricks

Summer is here and outdoor festivities have officially begun. But accommodating backyard BBQs and family nights on the deck can pose a challenge for homeowners with smaller outdoor spaces. Maybe your deck space is an unconventional shape or you're concerned about squeezing in comfortable seating when hosting outdoor gatherings. Either way, these four recommendations will help create the illusion of a larger outdoor deck or patio—no matter your square footage.

Think Perimeter Seating
Put every square inch of your deck space to use with perimeter seating. Deliberately placing seating along the perimeter of your outdoor space will allow for more foot traffic throughout the area. Consider custom, built-in outdoor furniture, such as a bench made from composite decking, for a seamless look.

Multifunctional Privacy Walls
A privacy wall is a great way to add character and functionality to your deck. Depending on the design, a privacy wall can act as a barrier, providing a sense of security, or can be used as a placeholder for vertical planters and other décor. The privacy walls shown below feature Deckorators Voyage Decking. Alternative solutions include privacy lattice or pressure-treated wood depending on the design and feel you wish to attain.


Secret Storage
Hidden storage compartments around your deck or patio are a great way to preserve space and store your belongings. Make use of the space underneath your deck and conceal unappealing items such as utility boxes, AC units or lawn equipment using Fascia.


Brighten It Up
Having supplementary lighting throughout your outdoor space can make a big difference in terms of ambiance, safety and security. Our Aluminum Post Extension is a great option for hanging bistro lights that establish a warm atmosphere and give off the illusion of a bigger space.


Give these ideas a try and you'll be well on your way to making the most out of your outdoor space. For more inspiration, follow us on Instagram (@deckorators).