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By Techo-Bloc • August 19, 2019

Step it up a notch: How to take your outdoor space to the next level

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When it comes to your outdoor space, one thing you need to do is make sure you take into account all of the space you have available! One of the biggest mistakes a lot of homeowners make is only thinking horizontally when it comes to their outdoor design. They don’t consider the various vertical elements they can add to their landscape. You can make a big difference by incorporating vertical elements into your project. So, with that being said, continue reading to find some useful tips and suggestions on how to do this. 

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Raising and offsetting entertainment spaces

One of the most effective, dramatic, and impressive ways to add vertical elements into your backyard is to create entertainment spaces that are offset and raised when compared with the rest of the garden. This could be anything from play zones to lounge areas. This all depends on the space you have available and what you want to get from your outdoor space. Not only is this going to look impressive but it is going to make your outdoor space appear a lot bigger too. Plus, you are increasing the functionality of your outdoor area, and this is going to add value to your home in the process. 

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Statement-making steps and walls

If you do not want to go through the effort of creating an entertainment space, there are plenty of other ways that you can add vertical elements to your backyard area. This includes adding walls and making steps in your garden. All of this creates intrigue. It stops people in their tracks, and it causes the eye to move upwards, making your space appear much bigger.

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Plants

Of course, we cannot talk about your landscape without mentioning plants, and plants provide you with another way of adding some vertical intrigue to your outdoor area. There are so many different plants that have been developed for the purpose of adorning narrow and high spaces. For confined areas, Columnar trees work really well. To add a desirable vertical line to your landscape area, fastigiate plants should certainly be considered. Not only can they work as a screen, but they can be utilized as a single specimen plant as well, providing a visual pop in your garden. 

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As you can see, there are so many different ways that you can enhance your space by adding vertical elements. There are many benefits associated with this too. Not only does it add another layer to the design of your outdoor living area but it is a great way for you to make your outside space appear bigger than it is. Without considering the vertical aspects of your garden, it can be very easy for the outdoor area to feel boxed in. Not only this but vertical elements give you the ability to add another level of functionality to your outdoor space too, for example, by creating an area specifically for entertaining. 

 

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