8 Small Backyard Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space

Tucson Small Yard Design

Featuring a stunning blue glass mosaic-tile pool, rusted steel panels and walls, and vintage patio furniture, this design expertly blends modern and rustic elements.

Yard for a Historic Home

Transforming a small backyard in German Village, Jacobs Grant Design creates separate outdoor living and dining areas using brick, bluestone, and lush greenery.

Spanish Bungalow

The xeriscape design features drought-tolerant plants, colorful pottery, and a flagstone pathway, reflecting the Spanish-style bungalow's heritage.

Front Yard Into the Backyard

With limited space in Los Angeles, Catherine Bosler transforms the front yard into a coastal-inspired retreat. Featuring a wood deck, outdoor dining area

Hot Tub and Barbecue

Backyard, replacing an old deck with a hot tub, fire table, built-in barbecue, and Corten steel accents. The design incorporates vertical planting, concrete pavers, and string lights for a modern outdoor space.

Another Part of the Yard

Continuing the design for the same San Francisco yard, Land Studio C creates an outdoor living room with a fire table, dining area, and small back porch.

Asian-Inspired Backyard

Change of Seasons creates stone-lined compartments in this Sacramento backyard. The contemporary garden features eco-friendly elements

Tiny Toronto Backyard

Despite limited space, Beyond Landscaping creates a low-maintenance retreat in Toronto, featuring a fiberglass pool, composite decking, and artificial turf.