A pergola is an outdoor structure that is both stylish and practical. It’s a simple structure of posts covered by either beams or trellis. Though the structure is simple, you can design a pergola to be ornate or modern. It can be modified to complement any home’s architectural design. Pergolas are becoming a more popular home modification in recent years.
Almost anything you do to improve the look or function of your home will increase its value. A pergola is no exception. A pergola delineates a space outside your home as a sort of room of its own. Outdoor living space is indeed a draw for many and will make your home stand out should you consider selling it in the future.
A pergola can serve a number of practical purposes. Built with overhead beams that are set far apart, your pergola will be more of a statement piece. It will look beautiful and provide the markings for your outdoor entertainment area, while allowing the sun to stream through. If you want a structure that shields from sun, wind and rain, your pergola can be fitted with a canvas roof, sides or both. Simply adding lattice will provide a bit more shelter without blocking the light.
A pergola truly can be a beautiful structure. Beyond its practicality as a place to escape from the bright sunlight or light rain, a pergola adds a distinct look to a home. Your home will have a distinct aesthetic advantage over the others in your neighborhood with the addition of a pergola. These outdoor barriers can be customized to match any home decor or style.