No matter how much we love the sunshine, we all need a little shade sometimes! If you love spending time in the garden relaxing or reading a book, then a pergola can be a cost effective way of making your garden look more stylish whilst providing that much needed protection from the sun.
Pergolas: Made In The Shade
You may not have lived through the Italian Renaissance, but if you want to stay cool this summer, you could implement one of their key design elements. The pergola is a gorgeous but inexpensive design element that makes your outdoor patio more stylish while providing protection from the sun. Here are some suggestions for selecting the right pergola to enjoy some relief from the sun.
What’s a pergola?
At its core, a pergola is a garden or park archway, sometimes including some kind of lattice framework and some kind of flowers entwined. During the summer, pergolas can incorporate stylish drapes to provide some shade from the harsh elements. They’re particularly useful if you have part of an outdoor patio that has no other blockage from the sun. Read full article
If you’re thinking a pergola may be for you, you will need to consider a number of things including which roofing option is most appropriate.
For example, you need to think about what you will use the pergola for. What types of weather will it have to face? Do you have a budget it mind? And are you looking to build it yourself or hire a professional? All of these things will influence the overall design of your pergola.
Here are a few factors to take into consideration:
Your Pergola Roof Options
With virtually unlimited options to choose from, how do you choose the pergola roof that will be right for you? If you’re building a pergola for largely aesthetic reasons, your choice will be a relatively easy one: choose the roofing material (or lack of roofing material) that appeals to you and give your pergola the look you want. Don’t overlook practical considerations, though. Before you decide, ask yourself a few questions:
- Do you want a fair weather pergola only?
- Do you want a living space, a barbecue area or a quiet nook in your garden for relaxation or meditation?
- Do you want a pergola designed primarily as an accent to your garden?
- Do you want to house a spa in your pergola?
Contact us today by calling 1300 724 118 to find out how we can assist you in developing a custom-designed pergola for your garden and enable you to spend more time relaxing outdoors!