While building a pergola, which is intended to add more beauty to the garden, it is essential to build it of correct size, which is neither too big or too small. A small pergola will not be enough to seat all members or guests. A large one will spoil the beauty and intimacy of the garden. Patio kits built to entertain guests must have comfortable space to accommodate enough chairs and tables. The amount of of sun shade and its direction must also be planned well before building the pergola. It is better to check with local authorities as to whether any rules apply, so as to avoid problems.