Who doesn’t want a large deck or porch on their home? The larger the space, the more you can enjoy being outside in it. However, if you see a very large home with a deck that is very small, you are going to scratch your head and wonder why. On the other hand, if you see a very tiny house with a very large deck, you will have the same thoughts. We recommend that if you want to ensure your home looks perfect from the outside looking in, you keep your porch and deck size proportional to your home and yard.
A small home or a small yard can be overtaken by a porch or deck that is too large for it. Even if the idea sounds great, you wouldn’t want to have a deck take up over half of your backyard space. This is because most people like to see a little greenery when they are out on their deck. Admittedly, small homes have people in them that may want to have a large area for spending time outdoors where they can cook out, entertain, and more, but this doesn’t mean you should cover the yard for it. If you do want to have a large entertaining space and you have a small home, you should consider building the porch and then having a designated entertaining area away from the house. This will make the entire yard a part of your deck, but you will not have an area that takes up the entire yard.
On the other side of this spectrum, not everyone with a large house needs a backyard that is filled with a deck either. However, instead of simply putting steps out the back door, you can build out a little from the house so that you have a nice porch. Consider spanning the area across the back half of your home or at the very least centering the porch around your back door. This will give it a symmetrical appearance, even if you do not have a huge, fancy deck area.
Whether you have a big home or a small one, the deck space can give you an area to enjoy and relax. It can provide you with a great space to entertain others. However, if you build it too large or too small, you could end up having it look bad. You wouldn’t want that.