Pergolas are outdoor rooms with cross rafters and no walls that provide an airy, light and inviting space to dine, relax or simply admire. While typically freestanding, they can be attached to another building, usually the house. Adding a pergola can help to maximize your usable outdoor space by adding an area for outdoor furniture that is somewhat protected from the elements. If the pergola has one wall attached to your home or another building, it creates a windbreak and shelter from the rain.
In addition to being an excellent outdoor living space, a pergola can create a stunning visual interest. There are many ways to enhance the look of a pergola. Draping all-weather fabrics across the vertical posts creates flowing effect and a romantic appeal to your landscape while simultaneously providing more protection from the elements, a huge advantage to an open patio. Allowing flowering and fragrant vines to grow over the rafters and down the posts or hanging planters and other design elements from the rafters are some other excellent ways to dress up a pergola.
One distinct advantage pergolas provide over a standard patio roof is that you decide how much sun and shade it will provide. By taking into account where you intend to build, the rafters can be angled and orientated to allow the perfect amount of sun in or keep the perfect amount out. At Pavertime, our landscape design experts can help you plan and implement the perfect pergola to meet your needs. Contact us today for a free estimate and assessment to get started on created the perfect pergola for you!