Where Should a Residential Pergola Be Placed?


Residential pergolas or patio covers often end up becoming the most popular spot in your outdoor space. But to ensure this is the case, functionality and spatial awareness should be considered. While it’s true that you could put a patio cover or pergola just about anywhere, here’s what to keep in mind as you decide where your residential pergola should be placed.

Position It For Shade

The modern patio cover, and particularly those offered here at Golden Eagle Builders in Reno, are wonderfully versatile with a wide range of options. That means you can create a truly customized patio cover that will not only complement your home’s architecture, it will maximize your outdoor space. The key is to consider how much sunlight or shade your patio currently receives and will work best in terms of shade so you can spend more time enjoying it, and our team can help.

Consider How Your Outdoor Space is Used

Foot traffic tends to increase the closer a patio cover is to your home. Attaching it directly to your home to cover a patio or deck turns this area into a natural extension of your home, where you can entertain guests or just relax with your morning coffee. But some patio covers lend themselves to the creation of a dedicated space in your backyard. Maybe it’s an outdoor kitchen, a poolside oasis, or a grand fireplace. Adding a patio cover turns a spot like that into a destination for something specific, not to mention a focal point.

Amplify Existing Views

Here in northern Nevada, we’re fortunate to have incredible sunsets. A patio cover positioned properly can amplify those views while providing much-needed coverage. But even if you lack sweeping views of our valley, it’s important to create a sense of connection in your outdoor space. That means considering the views to and from the patio cover into the rest of your space.

If you’re considering the addition of a pergola or patio cover, and it’s a project you’d like to tackle in 2023, now is the time to begin. Contact the team at Golden Eagle today, and let’s talk about how we can turn your dream into a reality.