By karriven thomas. pergola design. Published at Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - 22:34:13 PM.
Romance This can be achieved in several ways and doesn’t necessarily involve more than one person! A walkway pergola or a swinging arbour might be just the job, with plenty of fragrant and beautiful plants to give your garden a wonderfully romantic feel. For a more intimate romantic setting, look at the ideas in the socializing section, applying them a little differently: for instance, calming colours, stronger smelling climbing plants or even incense, soft and luxurious furnishings, warmth and subdued lighting - all to heighten the senses.
Providing a shady or sunny spot. Often pergolas are used as a shady retreat, especially for ’al fresco’ dining. Think about whether you would need sun or shade. It might be that you would use it to sit in the warm evening sunshine, or for sunbathing. The position of the sun would need to be considered carefully to make sure the pergola caught the sun at a good time of day, for you. If you would like the best of both worlds, there are pergola shades on the market that can shield you from the sun when needed.
Pergolas, The Easy Way The quickest, easiest way to set up a beautifully designed garden pergola is to order a pergola kit. These do it yourself style pergola construction kits make it easy for anyone to put together a new backyard structure, specific to design and style specifications that match your personal needs. Kits are a great way to get started with your pergola construction with the least amount of funds or labor. People looking to add a pergola to their property, while remaining price conscious, will most likely opt to purchase a pergola kit instead of designing, planning and constructing a pergola from scratch. There are many advantages to kits and if you are willing to hand over the design and style to a manufacturer. They are standardized designs that are prepackaged and shipped conveniently, to simply be installed by the recipient. There is no time wasted searching for the correct materials or following construction schematics.
Materials to Build a Pergola Pergolas can be made of either wood, stone, or a combination of the two. Popular pergola structures of today feature wooden materials, as they are much more affordable to construct. Weather-resistant wood will be important, since this type of garden feature will most certainly be exposed to some harsh elements of weather. Western red cedar is a fantastic choice when choosing wood for your project. This type of wood is easy to use, easy to maintain, looks beautiful, is extremely durable, and even gives off a pleasant aroma. You’ll find that today’s most top rated pergola kits will feature western red cedar. My personal preference is to build a cedar pergola, but you may choose to construct an aluminum pergola, vinyl pergola, or an iron or metal pergola. Again this will be determined by how you want to incorporate the structure into your own garden, focusing on each particular garden and pergola style.
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