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Make every inch of a small home count with these inventive design ideas, creative organization tips, and decorating strategies

23 small yard design solutions

Is your yard or garden small on space? Get big ideas for making the most out of your outdoor sanctuary

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Modern flair
Photo by Michele Lee Willson

Modern flair

This tiny San Francisco backyard designed by Vera Gates ( appears larger than its 1,000 square feet. Alternating bands of stone paving and pebbles give the ground rhythm and movement, while polished steel balls reflect light and clouds, creating the illusion of space. It’s low maintenance but high style—a garden to live in but not take care of.

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