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Factors to Consider When Designing the Perfect Seating Wall

Are you planning on adding a seating wall to your outdoor space in Lehigh Valley? Great decision! A seating wall can serve as a gathering spot for the family and an extra seating space for guests. 

Besides its functional benefits, a seating wall can enhance your home's curb appeal and value. But before you embark on this project, there are some essential things to keep in mind. 

Height - for comfort

Your seating wall should be comfortable, which is where height comes in. If your seating wall is too high, it can be uncomfortable. Children may be denied its use unless you carry them up, and adults like you may have to lift themselves up to sit on it. Plus, sitting on a wall that's too tall can feel awkward. 

A sitting wall that is too short puts you in a squatting position, causing discomfort at a time you are trying to relax. To ensure your seating wall is comfortable to sit on, the height should fall within the range of 18 to 24 inches. 

A helpful approach to determining your preferred seating wall height is to use your sofa or dining chair's seating height as a reference point.

Material - for durability and aesthetics

You can use various materials to create your seating wall. However, you want to select a durable, low-maintenance material that adds an aesthetic appeal to your space. 

Materials like natural stone, bricks, and concrete will greatly enhance the look of your space while withstanding whatever the weather throws at it. Just make sure to choose a material that goes with your landscape style and reflects your personality. 

City zoning restrictions - for compliance

Every municipality, including the more than 60 municipalities of Lehigh Valley, has regulations guiding construction activities. It's a good idea to check with local authorities for any permits or regulations that may apply to the construction of a seating wall. 

With professional companies like Hursh's Landscaping, you won’t have to bother. They are aware of the local regulations and will ensure compliance before finalizing the design of your seating wall. 

Add the perfect seating wall to your outdoor space in Lehigh Valley

If you are looking to add a seating wall to your outdoor space in Lehigh Valley, you are in the right place. We'll assess your landscape and walk you through the options, creating a seating wall that serves its intended function and highlights your home's landscaping. Get a free quote today. 

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