Improving the Look of Your Backyard
If you are looking to improve the shade conditions in your backyard, pergolas offer an aesthetically pleasing and relatively simply installation option. Because they come in all different sizes, you will want to be sure of what you want before you spend thousands of dollars on something that doesn’t work. You will need to look at the types and designs, working to compliment the flow and architecture of your backyard space.
Two Major Types
As you search for plans for your backyard, you will see that there are many pergola designs with some being more popular than others. They are generally divided into two primary types, often based on either the entryway and the walkway. For the entryway pergola, the appearance often resembles a large arbor. These create a visual transition into your backyard space, creating a much more attractive alternative to a fence gate. Many homeowners will adorn their entryway with climbing vines and plants like roses, ivy, or clematis.
The walkway pergolas have are somewhat similar to the entryway option, but rather than being placed near a door, the pergola is usually placed along a sidewalk or pathway within the yard. Homeowners wishing to make a dramatic statement in their backyard might choose these options, while others seek a walkway structure to provide coverage for a garden, pool, or garage walk.
The Necessary Details
Size matters when it comes to a pergola, as you may have a limited amount of yard space that can be dedicated to the project. The price range or limitations of your budget can also impact your choice of a pergola. You will also need to choose from pergolas that offer more shade, as well as from certain material types needed for construction.
All of the choices you make will impact the look and function of your pergola. If you are ready to get started, contact a professional contractor of help with choosing the right look and at a price you can afford.