I live in a temperate climate which means that 9 – 10 months out of the year, I can hang out on my balcony and enjoy the weather. Since I’m maybe 2 years away from purchasing a house of my own, and knowing that it probably won’t be my “dream home” but instead rather on the small-ish side, I’ll have to make the most of every square foot, including the out doors.

Tiny patios often aren’t utilized to their fullest extent because people brush them off as “too small” to work with. Instead, many are just used as storage space or collect cob webs from non-usage. But that need not be the case; with a little creativity, small spaces can be transformed into a quiet escape.