By karriven thomas. pergola design. Published at Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 01:05:32 AM.
Building an outdoor living structure can increase both the aesthetics and commercial value of your home. A comfortable outdoor place, where you can enjoy some quality outdoor time with your friends and family. Many homeowners have taken to outdoor living structures, and according to recent surveys, a sizeable percentage is thinking about investing in outdoor structures, primarily for the comfort and increase in commercial value they offer. If you are considering building an outdoor structure that provides you comfort and complements your landscape, building a pergola is a great option. A pergola is an archway used to form a shaded walkway or sitting area in an outdoor space. Depending upon your geographic location and personal preferences, you can design a pergola that’s both aesthetic and functional. Let’s take a look at a few pergola design ideas that you can consider.
Plastic and Fibreglass Another variation of roofing for pergolas includes using plastic or fibreglass. The advantage of these options is that they are lightweight and inexpensive. They may also be easily cut to size and allows the light to filter in depending on the colour of the roof. They also protect the pergola from the harsher elements of the weather including the rain and snow. Also, ultraviolet radiation may be reduced when using these two options. Although plastic may not be a green choice, Fibreglass can be manufactured from recycled materials.
What is a Pergola? If you have heard of pergolas but are still not quite certain of what they are, let me offer you a brief description. A pergola is a structure which creates a cool, shaded, and pleasant area beneath. Support columns run along the sides, connecting to various types of latticed framework above. It is most common to leave the sides of the structure open, while the top may be covered by a variety of plants or vines across the top. You can certainly train your plants to climb to the top of your pergola, so choosing things such as roses, grapes, or jasmine are most appropriate. Climbing plants or vines are not a requirement however, and choosing what you want your structure to look like will depend on your own personal likes. Professional pergola builders will often incorporate their structure into a trellis or gazebo, offering even more accents to the garden. Your pergola might be a simple feature in your garden, or it might even be a more elaborate structure acting as a walkway or pathway, or designed as a corner pergola.
Socializing Pergolas are great for this, and can have dining furniture and barbecues added. Or, for a more informal feel, use comfortable garden furniture and soft furnishings such as outdoor beanbags, hammocks, hanging chairs and cushions. For the ultimate accessory, with a definite wow! factor, you could always try a hot tub! And for evening use, there are always patio heaters and chimneys, candles and lights, to keep you feeling warm and cozy. The pergola is usually positioned near to the house, but it could just as easily be in a corner pergola at the end of the garden. Just think cozy and welcoming.
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