With spring and summer approaching, it is the perfect time to think about improving your home’s visual
appeal by changing your outdoor living space. A pergola is a perfect way to enhance the beauty of your
home. A pergola is typically a yard structure made of vertical posts or pillars and supported with cross-
beams and an open lattice. Similar to a gazebo, a pergola is a garden feature that is usually placed in an
open terrace area of a yard. They can be constructed from different materials ranging from cedar to
metal to vinyl.
Adding a pergola to your yard is an excellent way to add a space for relaxing or dining and entertaining.
For those of us that prefer to spend time outdoors, a pergola can provide visual appeal as well as add
form and function to your space. Here are some reasons why you might think about adding a pergola to
enhance your deck or patio.
Pergolas can change your deck into an outdoor living room by providing shade and elegance. For those
of us that like to entertain in the summer months, a pergola is the perfect addition to a deck or patio. A
pergola can provide not only added shade, but can also provide protection from light rain. You could
also consider adding a retractable shade or a canopy for added protection.
For the garden enthusiast, a pergola adds the option for planting climbing plants and vines. Not only
does this give the space function, but beauty as well. Consider the many options of adding a trellis or
latticework to the pergola for growing honeysuckle, ivy, or even grape vines. Wisteria is also an elegant
way to enhance the beauty of your pergola’s open structure. You also have the option of adding hanging
pots with beautiful flowers and plants.
For those with a flair for design, pergolas can be customized to your needs. Consider adding everything
from an outdoor chandelier or other stylish lighting to simple strings of lights. Fabric is another way to
add a personal touch of elegance to your pergola. There are so many ways to use your imagination to
create a space that is unique for you.
Another benefit to adding a pergola to your outdoor living space can be added privacy and a screen
from distractions like a busy street. If you are not able to build a privacy fence, then a pergola is an easy
way to create a tranquil space of your own by blocking an unsightly view.
Take some time to look at the many options available to transform your yard and enjoy your spring and
summer months outside. Adding a pergola is a great way to design a living space for your family or to
create your own personal escape.