We’re diving into the often-overlooked space – the side yard. This area is typically where you toss unwanted items or store outdoor belongings that aren’t in use. Neglected but full of potential, your side yard is a canvas waiting for a makeover. With the right tips and a touch of creativity, you can transform this forgotten area into a stunning and functional extension of your outdoor living space.
Assess, Plan, & Define Your Purpose
Before embarking on your side yard makeover, thoroughly assess the space. Consider factors such as available space, sunlight, and existing features. Sketch out a comprehensive plan that incorporates your vision, including specific functions like a cozy reading nook, a mini garden, or a pathway to connect different areas of your property. Simultaneously, define the primary purpose of your side yard—whether it’s envisioned as a green oasis, a practical storage area, or an extension of your entertainment space. This dual approach ensures that your design choices align with both your aesthetic preferences and the intended functionality, resulting in a cohesive and personalized transformation. Here are a few side yards AquaTerra has designed and built for clients.