How to Save Space in a Small Garden

The Problem with Small Gardens

Small gardens are often frustrating for those who love open spaces away from the darker and stuffy indoors. It’s hard to imagine what to do with a small space: how to utilise it and if it’s worth time and investment.

Several things can be done, however, to make sure you can make the most out of your small garden space. Providing you have your own home, you can make improvements to the building you live in to make it everything you ever wanted. When it comes to small gardens one of the best ways to utilise space is how you enter into it.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are a great choice for anyone looking to create space. Due to the opening mechanism, these sliding doors do not take up space when they open and close. With these doors you won’t have to worry about squeezing into a tiny garden space.

These patio doors usually have one panel that stays still and another that moves sideways to open and close. Unlike hinged doors that swing forwards and backwards, you can place furniture in front of the patio door (as long as it doesn’t block the moving panel). We have plenty of variations of these patio doors depending on your needs.

Advantages to Sliding Doors

There are several pros to having sliding patio doors.

Here are a few if you need help deciding if you want sliding doors for your small garden:

Creating Space

When changing your own doors or moving into a new home, planning out the layout of a room is key. When you have hinged doors that open and close into a room you limit what kind of furniture you can have and where you can place it. However, havingsliding doors allows you to not be as tied to one layout.


Sliding doors usually have large window panes and so you will be letting in a large amount of light, so your room will never be gloomy. Natural light can help make you feel more productive and awake and can even contribute to general happiness. It also makes a room look bigger.

Slamming Shut

If you live in an area that is particularly windy then you may be interested to know that sliding doors are less likely to slam shut. There’s one less worry taken off your mind!

Other Ideas for Saving Space in a Small Garden

If you’re curious about other ways to save space in a small garden, here are a few suggestions:

  • Plant things vertically, such as hanging baskets.
  • Hang plant pots on fences.
  • Convert a bench into a big planter!
  • Recycle food tins into plant pots.

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