I often look to Houzz for ideas when I’m creating a design or just thinking about a type of property. Since I’m in an urban setting, most of our local properties are less than 8,000 s.f.
Here then is my Houzz Ideabook on “Small Back Yards”–amazing things that you can build into very small spaces. Most pictures have a comment associated, so I’d love to hear feedback. These are all yards I can see myself designing for local conditions (Metro Vancouver), so don’t be surprised to see nothing with aloes or Joshua trees or date palms.
In this city of townhouses, condos, and inevitably balconies, making those balconies inviting, comfy, artistic, creative, useful and green is becoming a key aspect of “landscape” design.
Enter Houzz, and their seemingly unlimited collection of everything related to indoor/outdoor living. Like my Pinterest boards, my Houzz Ideabooks are multiplying like rabbits. In my search for small garden ideas, I found this article on making your balcony more inviting. I’ll write more on the subject in a future post, but for now, take a look and see if there’s something there you can use in your own home.