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19 Genius Ways To Turn Your Tiny Outdoor Space Into A Relaxing Nook

Max out your mini space.

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1. Turn crates into cozy seating.

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You can find inexpensive ones here. To make them rain-resistant, treat them with a weatherproof stain, and if they feel unstable, screw in a few corner braces.

9. If you want a little shade, get a half umbrella.

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That's right: HALF of an umbrella. Totally genius. They're not cheap, but if you're searching for shade then they're totally worth it. Get one on eBay or go here to buy one for $54.99.

11. And eat delicious grilled dinners off of a hanging balcony table.

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They're collapsible, which is a great space-saver for those rare moments when you're not snacking on something. If you're willing to splurge, go here. If you're looking for something slightly cheaper, check out a hanging planter shelf.

16. You can also forgo more formal seating for a hammock and feel fly AF.

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Just make sure the hammock is hung so that your body would be beneath the balcony railing. The last thing you want to do is lay back, relax, and accidentally throw yourself off a balcony.

17. If you're space is seriously mini, consider just turning the whole thing into a cozy outdoor chair...

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Put a fitted a cushion on the floor and you've got the perfect place to curl up and read a book.