Small Pergola Kits

Transform your space-constrained backyard with our easy-to-assemble small pergola kits. Instantly add sophistication and functionality to your outdoor living area, regardless of limited space. Our small pergolas not only enhance the exterior of your home, but they also expand any confined area. Combining style and functionality, our kits create a unique cover for your special seating area. Not only will it elevate your small space with style, but a small pergola also boasts other benefits, such as increased curb appeal!

Small Pergola Kits Make Your House Stand Out

What is a small pergola and how will it make my backyard stand out? If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space, a small pergola may be just the thing you need. Not only does it add a lovely touch of charm to your home’s exterior, but it also offers a cozy spot for outdoor enjoyment in an otherwise unused space. With our large selection of small pergola kits, you can customize everything from the size to the look of your new addition. We have a variety of configurations. Choose a small pergola attached to house configuration that creates even more open space, or a small pergola with roofing that can provide rain protection on your outdoor patio. Attached pergola kits include a ledger board for you to attach the pergola to house or other structure. Roofed pergola kits include optional metal roofing you’ll install on top of the pergola. Either style may require you to check with your county, city, or HOA  – they’ll be able to help answer your questions about pergolas and permits.

Adding a wood pergola to your deck or patio will be an investment you’ll be happy  you made. You’ll be able to enjoy relaxing under the pergola, and should you ever decide to sell your home, investing in a small pergola kit from Pergola Depot can potentially increase your property value! And, the investment in a DIY pergola kit compared to a custom designed and installed pergola is much more budget-friendly.

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How to Get a Small Pergola

Ordering and installing a pergola kit from Pergola Depot is tailored to fit your unique needs and preferences. Here’s a streamlined process to guide you:

#1 – Define Purpose and Location: Think about the main use of your small pergola kit and where you’d like to install it in your outdoor area. This helps in selecting the right model.

#2 – Measure Your Space: Accurately measure the area’s length, width, and height where you’ll place the pergola. Remember to account for extra space due to the pergola overhang.

#3 – Check for Obstructions and Permissions: Ensure there are no underground or overhead hazards in the chosen location. Also, contact your local building department to see if you need a permit.

#4 – Choose and Customize Your Pergola Kit: Visit Pergola Depot’s website and pick a pergola style, and size that suits your space. Our DIY pergola kits are highly customizable – from wood type and height to design specifics like rafter and beam cuts.

#5 – Place Your Order: Once you’ve customized your kit, add it to your cart and choose your payment method. We offer full payments or installment plans.

#6 – Packaging and Shipping: We carefully package your pergola kit for safe transport. Shipping times vary based on your customizations and our production schedule, typically ranging from 10 days to 3 weeks. We’ll keep you informed about the expected delivery timeline.

#7 – Installation Process: Upon delivery, you’ll receive your pergola kit with detailed assembly instructions. Most of our kits are designed for DIY installation. You’ll need basic tools like a drill, level, hammer, and a ladder. If DIY isn’t your preference, hiring a local contractor is a great option.

#8 – Prepare for Installation: Clear your space and gather the necessary tools or coordinate with your contractor for the installation day.

#9 – Enjoy Your Small Pergola: After installation, it’s time to enjoy your new pergola. Furnish and style it to your liking and enjoy your enhanced outdoor space.

Throughout the process, Pergola Depot is here to assist. Whether you have questions about customization, installation, or anything else, our team is committed to ensuring your pergola experience is seamless and satisfying.

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Explore our selection of small pergola kits and find the perfect fit for your backyard and budget!

Order Your Small Pergola Kit Today

Are you ready to transform your outdoor space with a small pergola? We’re here to help make that happen! We know that choosing the right size and style for your pergola can be a little daunting, but there’s no need to worry. You can schedule a call with us anytime to have all of your questions answered. Our team will work with you to determine the best size and design for your needs, so you can be confident in your decision. If you’re ready to take the next step, go ahead and order your small pergola kit today! We can’t wait to start building something unique and beautiful just for you.

FAQs for Small Pergolas for Backyards

Are you considering adding a small pergola to your outdoor space, but have some questions before making a purchase? We’ve got you covered! Our team often receives inquiries about our small pergola kits, ranging from how to properly care for them to the best places to install them. We understand that investing in a pergola is a big decision, which is why we’re happy to answer any questions you may have. If your quesiton is not covered here, contact us or schedule a call at a time that’s convenient for you!

How Do I Measure My Space for a Pergola?

A good rule of thumb for sizing is – will my furniture fit and can I walk around my furniture under the pergola?

Seating options range from simple chairs to outdoor sofas. Seating options come in a range of sizes, but a loveseat is usually between 52 and 60 inches long, while sofas range from 70 to 94 inches long. The standard depth for both is 30 to 32 inches, with deeper options ranging up to 42 inches deep. As you’re considering pergola size and the distance between posts, you’ll want to allow space beyond those measurements for your pergola post placement so you have room to walk around the seating.

If you’re somewhat limited on space, a compact bistro table and 1 or 2 chairs may be your best choice for your outdoor dining setup. Most smaller bistro tables are usually 2-3 feet wide. So even when you add chairs with 2½-3 feet for circulation, you can fit that smaller table and chairs into a space that’s 6 by 8 feet. When considering which one of of our small pergola kits will work for this space, you could choose any style pergola that has overall dimensions of 10’ x 12’ (inside post to post of 6’ x 8’). Another consideration when you’re scoping out your pergola placement is whether you’ll want to install it on an existing patio or deck. Deck pergola kits are a space saving way to create a new outdoor room with a solid wood cover.

Refer to our guide on how to measure for a pergola when you’re ready to select the pergola size for more information on pergola width, length, and height.

What are the Best Uses for Small Pergolas?

If you want to add a touch of charm to your outdoor space, there’s no better way to do it than with a small pergola. These little structures can transform a mundane backyard into a cozy retreat with minimal effort. With a range of potential uses, you can tailor a small pergola to your specific needs. Or perhaps you just want a tranquil spot to relax and enjoy a meal in the open air – in that case, pergolas can offer a cozy haven. Some other great ideas include using a small pergola as cover for a swing or hammock, or even to protect a favorite table and chairs. A small pergola is a versatile structure that can also create more cover for your shade loving plants or your precious pets. The benefits of installing a pergola in your backyard are endless!

When Can I Apply Stain, Paint, or Sealant to My Wood Pergola?

Maintaining a small wood pergola may seem like a daunting task, but with a little effort, you can keep it looking its best for many years. Whether you’ve opted for cedar or pressure-treated pine, your pergola will need occasional upkeep to protect it from the elements. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be difficult. When it comes to finishing your pergola with stain, paint, or sealant, timing is everything.

The timeframe for applying your desired stain, sealant, or paint depends on the wood type you select. We offer our pergola kits in 2 high quality wood choices – #1 pressure treated southern yellow pine, and rough sawn western red cedar.

If you purchase one of our pine pergola kits, follow these guidelines: Assemble your pergola as soon as possible after receiving. Pressure treated pine lumber must dry out before applying stain, sealant, or paint in order for the lumber to be dry enough to absorb the stain or sealant. So after assembling your pine pergola, wait 2-4 months for the pressure treatment to dry before applying your sealant of choice. This timeframe depends on your location, the time of year, and the level of humidity in your location. Follow advice from your local stain & paint specialist for how and when to stain and paint outdoor structures. You’ll want to reapply your chosen finish every 1-2 years to keep your pine pergola looking as good as new.

If you purchase one of our cedar pergola kits, follow these guidelines: Cedar lumber can accept stain, sealant, or paint right away. You can stain or seal prior to installation if desired. You’ll want to reapply your chosen finish every 1-2 years to preserve the beauty of your cedar pergola.

Shop Now for a Small Pergola Kit

Get the help you need to choose the perfect small pergola kit for your backyard and budget! Our friendly customer service team is here to assist you, and we even have a handy buying guide to make the process a breeze. Start shopping today and turn your dream outdoor living space into a reality.