Pergolas — such as those found at Patio Living — are an outdoor room that has cross rafters but no walls. This type of structure provides an airy and light inviting space where you can dine, relax and admire your landscape alone or with your close friends and family. Pergolas actually provide many benefits for you and your home such as giving you an attractive area to entertain in the great outdoors.
Your Outdoor Space
A pergola is a great way to maximize usable outdoor space. It adds a somewhat protected area, which allows you to entertain and relax in your outdoor furniture. A pergola that is attached to an outbuilding or home creates a shelter from rain and windbreak. A freestanding type doesn’t provide as much protection from the elements as an attached pergola, but it still allows you to maximize your outdoor space.
Some homeowners decide to use pergolas as a way to lead in to another structure like a veranda or gazebo. Simply imagine entering your yard and following a cobblestone path to a pergola that enters into a well-designed veranda.
Climbing and Hanging Plants
There are various types of pergolas, and some of them use lattice in the design. This type of a structure allows you to add climbing plants that will intertwine through the lattice to your landscape. Furthermore, the beams that run along the top of the pergola provides an excellent location to place hanging baskets filled with flowing flowers and vines. By adding a pergola, you are adding natural beauty to your landscape.
Block Undesirable Views
Many times, your landscape is perfect if it wasn’t for an undesirable view. Your neighbors house, dying tree or an ugly structure can negatively affect the appearance of your backyard. A pergola, however, can be strategically located to block those undesirable views and allow you to focus your attention on the positive aspects of your landscape.
Increasing your Home’s Value
A pergola that is well built and in good condition can actually add value to your property. This will come in handy if you ever decide to sell your home. You will have an added addition that other houses in your area probably won’t have. In fact, advertising that you have a pergola with your home can attract even more prospected buyers then without this added structure. Pergolas can even double as a unique outdoor living space, which adds more positive aspects to your home.