When deciding to install a pergola in your back yard, one of the most important things to consider is the size of the pergola that you want. When you choose to go with Treesdale Landscaping for your pergola needs, you aren’t limited to box-store standard sizing.
Our Arcadia Luxury Systems can be engineered to your exact specification, providing you with the perfect size pergola for your yard.
Tips for Determining the Best Pergola & Patio Size for Your Yard
When trying to determine the best size pergola for your yard, you want to consider the following:
Purpose for the outdoor space
Furnishings you plan to use
In many cases, homeowners who don’t consider these factors will unintentionally end up with a pergola that is too small or one that is too large. When considering your pergola size, you want to make sure you decide on what you plan to use it for and what type of furnishings you will need.
With this information, you can allow for adequate space for movement, and you can also ensure everything is proportional to avoid feeling cramped or to avoid losing the intimacy of the pergola with too much space.
Which Patio is Right for You?
There are a variety of different types of patios available, so it is vital to decide which one will work best for your backyard. Some common patio types include:
Just like the kitchen in your home and outdoor kitchen has a wide range of amenity and sizing options available. Be sure to shop around, get the dimensions you need, and create a chalk outline in your yard. This will give you a starting point to begin designing your kitchen space.
If you plan to dine on your patio, be sure to determine how many people you will be serving and be sure to leave at least a 10-foot space for the average 4- person dining table. For a 6-person round, leave 11 feet. If you plan to use a rectangular table, you will need a 13×10 patio space. Be sure to leave at least 3 feet of space around furniture for smooth movement.
This a popular option for a patio, with many of the living rooms featuring a range of technology just as advanced as the indoor options. Furniture for these living room patios is also plush and, in many cases, oversized. Be sure to keep a 3-foot clearance around the furniture to make moving through the space comfortable.
Also, add a central feature such as a coffee table or a fire feature to make the space more intimate. You can also define main areas with pavers or outdoor rugs.