The Best Decks to Maximize Space in a Small Backyard

Posted May 31, 2021 to Before You Buy: Tips, Advice, Checklists.

Tags: Decks

As spring comes to an end and summertime rolls in, hanging out in the backyard and relaxing on the deck will be the best way to pass time. Every yard is different; therefore, every deck needs to be as well. For smaller yards, maximizing space should be a key factor when building the ideal deck. At Sierra Structures, we understand that decks aren’t one size fits all. With a wide variety of styles and sizes, the perfect deck for any size yard is achievable.  

The four best decks to maximize the space of any small backyard are:

  1. Small but mighty: When building a deck, it is important to remember to take the space given into consideration. While having a larger deck might be desired, to optimize the space of a smaller yard, a smaller deck may be the way to go. When the space is evenly distributed it will feel more harmonious and give off an illusion of being larger.
  2. High level: For those lucky enough to have a basement, a high-level deck is something to look into. Having that extra space underneath the deck gives the benefits of a deck without taking away from the limited outdoor area.
  3. Ground level: With limited space, having a deck one step above the ground can create unity within the yard. Instead of having the deck feel as if it is taking away from the space in the yard, a ground level deck feels like it is a part of the yard.
  4. A foot-traffic consciousness deck: Before building a deck, it is important to think about the parts of the yard that don’t get a lot of foot-traffic. If one area is less used, have the deck travel over in that direction. This takes advantage of the way the space is used by leaving the area that people congregate in open while also taking advantage of space that is less used.

Having a beautiful deck isn’t just a luxury for those with a large yard, it's achievable for everyone! The best deck for a small yard is one that compliments the yard while also putting consideration into maximizing the space. To learn more about what you can do for your backyard, reach out to Sierra Structures today. From building fences, to decks, to pergolas, we have experience in creating yard spaces for all kinds of homeowners to love and enjoy for years to come.

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