5 Ways to Maximize Small Outdoor Commercial Spaces

Small outdoor spaces frequently present unique challenges for commercial building owners, designers and architects. However, as the recent pandemic proved, outdoor spaces can be essential to maintaining a business.

Previously unused areas such as courtyards, alleyways and rooftops can give businesses more usable square footage — and with a little ingenuity and planning, innovative landscape architects can provide clients with charming areas that customers will love.
 
 

Five Ideas for Small Outdoor Areas

Spaces like rooftops and alleyways are often wasted, but landscape architect Justin Maxwell has found a few ways to make sure those outdoor designs are enjoyable for the people visiting them.
“People are using outdoor spaces in ways we didn’t think they would,” says Justin. “The design, especially the hardscaping, needs to be able to make that space more usable.” There are a multitude of ways that designers and commercial building owners can make those places user-friendly and more enjoyable. Here are five of our favorites.

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Five Ideas for Small Outdoor Areas

Spaces like rooftops and alleyways are often wasted, but landscape architect Justin Maxwell has found a few ways to make sure those outdoor designs are enjoyable for the people visiting them.
“People are using outdoor spaces in ways we didn’t think they would,” says Justin. “The design, especially the hardscaping, needs to be able to make that space more usable.” There are a multitude of ways that designers and commercial building owners can make those places user-friendly and more enjoyable. Here are five of our favorites.

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