Have you ever considered putting a gazebo or pergola in your back yard? Many people write them off as just an attractive but purely cosmetic ornament for the yard. Those people are missing the point. A pergola is made to be used and enjoyed daily. They are not just something you look at through the window.
There are many different reasons to build a pergola but a few of the most popular are:
- They extend the usable space in your home. If your house is a little on the small side and you don’t have the room needed for entertaining then bring the party outside. With a nice wooden deck or stone patio built onto it, a pergola can be a natural extension of your home. Which would you rather have in your yard? A few scattered lawn chairs out in the grass or a nice, sprawling covered pergola to kick back under and while away the evening?
- A pergola increases the value of your home. Even if you don’t plan on putting your house up for sale, you should always be on the lookout for ways to increase its value. A well designed and constructed pergola can increase your home’s worth by up to five percent. Considering how little it costs to build one, this is an investment that everyone should think about.
- Pergolas are great places to get away from it all. Many of us live in extremely busy households where privacy is at a premium. Instead of paying out all the money required to add on another room to your home, you can build a pergola as your private getaway. Build in a comfortable bench and plant some flowers or trees for a little shade and you have the perfect spot to read, do yoga or just take a nice long nap.
Building a pergola is a great way to turn your back yard into an outdoor living space. It’s an affordable an attractive option to create a new place to entertain outside. Contact Natural Enclosures to find out more about our custom options for pergolas, decks and fences.