Pergolas and arbors are design elements that add a great deal of visual appeal and personality to an outdoor living space. Arbors are particularly effective for entry and exit pathways within the space. A pergola can set a patio apart from other parts of the space and provide a structure for hanging plants and lighting.
Create Height and Visual Strength
When some shade is desired for a patio or deck, a pergola can be used as an alternative to a porch. Flowering and potted plants, ivy and other plant-life can grow up and over a pergola to block the sun or create privacy for your space. Adding a pergola to a broad and flat area, such as a large deck, gives your space some badly needed height. With an area of height, the asymmetrical view is pleasing to the eye – and you can add colorful hanging plants and decor to brighten up the area. Arbors perform a similar service for fencing around a yard and can be built with or without a gate. They will create a dramatic entryway to your outdoor space and break up the long horizontal pattern that comes with a fence. In addition to the visual strength, there is a practical aspect as well – an arbor can be a beacon to guests for where they should enter your yard.
Many homeowners overlook the benefits of adding pergolas and arbors to their property, and while these are not a good fit for everyone, they may be just the right element to make your project a visual success. With so many styles and materials to choose from, getting the advice from our experienced professionals is very important for creating an attractive result.