Pergolas are one of the best ways to create the ultimate outdoor living area, while also adding many practical benefits to your backyard. Pergolas make a great seating space for your outdoor events and provide optimal shade and protection from inclement weather. With a range of materials and designs available, you can choose a combination to perfectly complement your home’s style and create an enchanting feel to your outdoor space. Read on to discover the interesting benefits of adding a pergola to your outdoor space.
1. Creates a defined area
A pergola can transform your outdoor space into a functional, shaded area for relaxing and entertaining. By adding comfy outdoor furniture, it allows you to enjoy a secondary seating area for dining or lounging, while admiring the beautiful view of your backyard. This way you can spend more time outdoors enjoying the open, airy space all year round.
Pergolas are versatile structures when it comes to design and size. This means you don’t need to have a large backyard to install a stylish pergola or to make a visual impact. In fact, adding a pergola to your deck or patio can make your backyard space feel bigger, especially if you opt for a gable or flyover design. Steel pergolas are a great choice for those who are conscious about space, as they have an exceptional span capacity, allowing for less posts and therefore making the space feel less cluttered.
It’s also important to consider the placement of your pergola. This will ensure you create the perfect and practical designated area for relaxing, working and entertaining. Keep in mind a pergola can be attached to your home or built as a stand-alone structure nestled in your backyard. Consider the layout of your home to find out what will work best for your outdoor space.
2. Extends your living area
If you’re looking to maximise your living area potential without undergoing major renovations, adding a pergola is the perfect solution. A pergola makes your outdoor space feel like an extension of your home, creating a beautiful, seamless transition from your indoors to outdoors. By adding outdoor blinds for extra protection against the elements, you’re creating an additional room that will instantly become a usable and stylish space for entertaining, or to simply unwind after a long day at work.
3. Protection from the weather
One of the major drawcards of having a pergola is the effective protection they offer against the weather. This allows you to entertain outdoors on sunny and rainy days, so you can enjoy spending more time in your shaded, open space.
Pergolas come in many designs, which can vary in the level of weather protection they provide. For instance, the pitched roof of a gable design provides a cool and light environment during the hot summer season with ample shade. The flat roof design however, tends to stay warmer throughout summer. No matter what design you select, simple additions such as ceiling fans will help to keep your space at a comfortable temperature.
To achieve the full alfresco experience, you can also add outdoor blinds to enclose your space. Not only does this create a functional outdoor room, it will also add greater protection against the harsh UV rays, rain, and strong winds, while keeping insects at bay. Outdoor blinds are a great solution if you love to host yet have limited space indoors.
4. Increases the value of your home
Installing a pergola can also increase the value of your home because of the range of practical and aesthetic benefits they bring to any build, new or established. Outdoor living is becoming an increasingly popular trend for many homeowners; with the extra living space, as well as the protection from weather elements, a pergola is an appealing structural element for potential buyers.
Not only this, a pergola gives potential home owners an additional defined living space for dining, hosting, or a space to enjoy anytime of the day. Buyers will therefore be willing pay more for a home with a well-designed pergola, as it adds a significant amount of value. It also makes a great first impression with its beautiful aesthetic.
5. Design options to choose from
There are many design options to choose from when it comes to pergolas. Customised to your needs, some popular pergola designs include gable, flat roof, and flyover, offering different structural and design elements. You can also choose from timber and steel material options to complement your existing home setting.
Timber pergolas are more suited for traditional style homes, blending nicely with other timber elements and giving your backyard a timeless appeal. Steel pergolas perfectly complement modern style homes, creating a bold statement in your backyard. Designed correctly, a pergola will improve the overall appearance of your home.
So, if you’re ready to transform your backyard into a beautiful, luxurious retreat with the addition of a Pergola, we can help you. To get started, fill out the free measure and quote form at the bottom of this article.
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