As many of you know, we moved back to West Virginia this past spring. We had moved a few hours away to Virginia in 2020 for my husband’s job but really missed our friends, family, and church in West Virginia. When the opportunity was there for us to move back, it was a no-brainer.
We found a house out in the country that we loved and, thanks to an amazing realtor, managed to purchase it despite the craziness of the housing market at the time. There are so many things we love about our new home, one of those things being the land where our home sits. We love to spend as much time as possible outside with our family, so naturally some of the first projects we planned for our new home involved outside.
One of the first things we knew we wanted to do outside was to expand our entertaining area. We already have a covered porch off of our kitchen but since our family is already quite large, it didn’t leave a lot of extra room when we had guests over.
We spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to expand our outdoor living space. Finally, we decided that we would build a multi-level, ground-level deck off of our basement doors with a beautiful pergola from Backyard Discovery as the focal point.
Backyard Discovery 20×12 Beaumont Pergola Review
Description of the 20×12 Beaumont Pergola from Backyard Discovery
The Beaumont pergola 20×12 by Backyard Discovery was designed and engineered in an expansive footprint to accommodate generous spaces that command pizazz! The Beaumont’s alluring all-cedar traditional design lends visual appeal to this brawny pergola complete with 6 heavy-duty support posts.
In addition to its beauty you can be confident in the Beaumont as it is a Pro-Tect™certified performance structure; certified to withstand up to 100 mph winds. With both dual structural cross beams and corbels along with robust 6×6 posts, the Beaumont pergola is rich in quality, strength, endurance, and durability.
Exclusive to Backyard Discovery, the Beaumont pergola also features the customizable PowerPort™ with three electrical outlets and three USB ports. Fine yet versatile in function, the Beaumont pergola is sure to make a grand impression!
Key Features of the Backyard Discovery 20×12 Beaumont Pergola
- It’s made from 100% Cedar wood, making it naturally resistant to decay
- It is Pro-Tect certified to withstand up to 100 mph winds
- This pergola features a PowerPort – 3 electrical outlets and 3 USB ports that is transferable to any post on the structure. The PowerPort can be used for charging devices, lights, and more.
- This pergola has dual structural cross beams and robust 6×6 posts that enhance strength, durability, and visual appeal
- Powder-coated steel anchoring plates keep the pergola secure.
- This pergola is the largest one offered by Backyard Discovery, with a 20×12 footprint providing a multi-functional entertaining space
- When it’s time to assemble, it’s been pre-cut, pre-drilled, pre-stained, and is supported by a step-by-step interactive BILT app
When you purchase a pergola from Backyard Discovery, shipping is included in the cost of the pergola. It will arrive at your home about 7-17 days from the time you place your order. This particular pergola comes in 4 large, heavy boxes. If you don’t plan to set it up right away, you’ll want to be sure you have a place to store the boxes until you’re ready to start building it.
Assembling the Backyard Discovery Beaumont Pergola
You’ll want a patio or deck to secure your pergola to once it’s built. For our family, that process was much more time-consuming and difficult than we expected. You’ll need to find level ground (or make level ground) and then a contractor who can build it for you unless, of course, you are handy enough to DIY.
Assembling the pergola itself proved to be very simple and straightforward. The directions from Backyard Discovery were clear and easy to follow. My husband, Orin, and my father-in-law built it in just a few hours over the course of two days. They could have done it in just one day but the weather here has been so hot that they kept their working hours to earlier in the day when it was cooler.
The first thing they did was to lay out all of the pieces from the boxes, sort them, and then they got to work. You could literally smell the cedar boards when standing outside as they assembled. It smelled so good!
Before I knew it, they were done! Had I not been 9 months pregnant, I’m confident that my husband and I could have tackled the project just the two of us.
Overall Thoughts on the Backyard Discovery 20×12 Beaumont Pergola
My husband and I are SO pleased with our new pergola from Backyard Discovery! It’s a beautiful addition to our new deck and creates an amazing additional outdoor entertaining space for our growing family. Honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing about it and could not be happier. It’s stunning and takes that area from a normal deck to a gorgeous place for entertaining.
Just check out these three photos below. The first is how things looked before the deck was added. The second photo shows the addition of the deck without the pergola and the third is with the pergola added. It’s such a great addition!
The difference is just incredible!
We’re still trying to decide exactly what we will put under it. We’d love to have an extra long picnic table, big enough for our whole family plus others. We’ve also considered a fire pit where we can sit out with our kids in the evening and roast marshmallows and hot dogs. There’s also the option of just a really nice seating area.
What would YOU put under the pergola?
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