Pergolas refer to open air structures typically erected in gardens. These structures comprise pillars and beams that create some form of latticework. You then have the freedom to choose the amount of natural light you would like to stream through your pergola by establishing how much lattice you would like on the structure. Pergolas are a remarkable sight, but are also quite functional. Here are some of the reasons why you should construct a pergola in your garden or yard.
Pergolas enable you to create an outdoor living space
The Australian climate is great for spending time outdoors. However, some homeowners may steer clear from doing this, as they do not have sufficient shelter to protect them from the elements. Investing in the construction of a pergola enables you to create a cozy living space outdoors that will not only shield you from the sweltering sun, but will enable you to take in the fresh air. Pergolas can be used as entertainment areas when you have guests, as a barbecuing spot, or even as a quiet haven where you can sit down to read a book. No matter what you need your outdoor living space for, a pergola is sure to meet these needs.
Pergolas add an ornamental value to your yard
With most other outdoor living spaces, you have to also invest in decorating it on your own either with additional accessories to make it stand out. This is not necessary with pergolas as they add ornamental value to your garden on their own. For one, the beams and pillars that the pergola comprises tend to be beautiful created, hence adding a design element to your yard. Additionally, the beams and pillars can also work as support structure for vines, flowers and other climbing plants. This makes the pergola a naturally attractive focal point in your yard.
Pergolas can be integrated with other outdoor structures
A misconception that some homeowners may have is that they cannot erect a pergola in their yard because they already have another structure on their property. This could not be further from the truth through. Not only can pergolas be incorporated into the overall design of pre-exisiting structures, but they can also enhance the overall aesthetics of those original structures. Pergolas can be constructed as a lead-in to various different structures such as verandahs or gazebo. The size you choose can even afford you additional living space that can be utilized with the older structure that was in place.