Especially in Australia, where land is bountiful, we dream of a huge back garden. Nothing attracts us more than a near-endless landscape to which we can retreat at will.
However, the rise of inner-city living means housing density has skyrocketed, and homeowners are finding themselves with ever-smaller lots. There has to be a way to maximise your tiny outdoor space and make it work for you, without feeling like you’re missing out.
If you had a huge property, you’d have to invest in bargain-basement designs to fill the whole thing. The good news is, if you have a smaller garden, you have less space to fill – and are able to fill the space with higher-end designs. Even though they might cost a little more per square metre, you’ll be paying less overall. Enjoy the luxury you’ve always wanted!
Let’s face it – chores in the garden aren’t a lot of fun. And if you have a huge yard, you’ll need to spend even more time digging, weeding and mowing. A smaller garden cuts this time in half and means you’ll spend more time enjoying – not cleaning – your outdoor space.
If you live by yourself or in a couple, chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time by yourself. A massive lot may feel more comfortable, homely and pleasantly self-contained.
Who said small living had to be boring? A small space means you’ll own fewer things, and have more room in your life for the things that matter more.
What’s more, it will be a lot more peaceful and zen-like in your own tidy sanctuary.
To clear up space in your miniscule garden, consider some of the most interesting design elements. A vertical garden, for instance, will help you create a beautiful focal point on your wall. Mix the plants right, with different textures and styles. Add a watering system and you’ll have a point of interest.