Blog written by Prestige Woodworks in Edmonton
Are you looking for ways to spruce up your backyard? Adding a pergola-covered deck is the perfect way to transform your outdoor living space. In the warm months, everyone loves to enjoy time outdoors, but sun or rain can make outdoor living quickly come to an end. Adding a patio cover or pergola to your home allows for protection and increased outdoor enjoyment. At Prestige Woodworks we believe a well-designed addition can make a home more appealing and provide an impressive feature for the family.
When Designing an Outdoor Living Space, There Are Several Things to Consider:
- Is there space to add an outdoor structure large enough to meet family needs?
- What is the budget for this project and what will it cover?
- Will the space be open or covered?
- What are the best patio or pergola designs for Alberta living?
- How many people will be using the space and what activities will take place there?
A Pergola is a Great Addition to Your Home
Pergolas are a great addition to any home because they provide shade, shelter, and they can enhance the overall look of your home. A pergola or patio cover is an excellent way to elevate your home’s architecture and landscaping with many different design options that blend seamlessly. Whether you live in the city or in a rural area, these structures can complement any type of home, from small to large.
Different Styles of Pergolas
There are many different pergola styles that all have their own benefits and choosing the right one depends on your needs.
Free Standing – A freestanding pergola can stand alone or be used as a landscape feature. This type of pergola is commonly used to create living spaces away from the home, such as in your garden, poolside, or at the side of the house.
Attached – Adding an attached pergola to your home can be a great way to spruce up your outdoor living space. One of the many benefits of an attached pergola is that it’s attached to the wall of your house so it can offer you shade or cover at any time of day. What’s more, it will make your outside feel like an extension of your indoor living space rather than a separate feature.
Arched – To complement the shape of your garden, you may want to consider an arched pergola. Arches can make your pergola look more elegant and provide a more uncommon appearance than a flat roof.
Louvered Pergola – A louvered pergola has a unique design. It’s made of vertical slats that can be opened and closed — like a window — to let in more or less light as needed. Louvered pergolas are an affordable way to shelter your home or business from harsh UV rays.
Awning – Small, awning style pergolas mount right onto the wall and don’t need support posts or columns. You can install an awning pergola over a door, window, or garage for shade and aesthetics.
Benefits of Pergolas and Patio Covers
In the same way that a patio or deck gives you a place to enjoy the outdoors, a pergola provides a shaded area where you can sit and enjoy the outdoors.
With a pergola, you can turn your ordinary seating area, outdoor kitchen, or barbecue space into a fully featured outdoor room. An outdoor living area is always better with a pergola. It can be an exciting architectural addition to any garden without fully blocking out sunlight and rain.
A covered patio with an outdoor living area is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. Family and guests can enjoy fresh air, feeling protected from the elements, while staying close to the kitchen for food and drink. Lighting the patio at night is a great way for families to enjoy their outdoor space anytime of the day.
A pergola or patio cover provides added shade, protection from the sun and is a great addition to your home and garden that you will enjoy for years to come.
Are You Ready For a Pergola or Covered Patio?
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Prestige Woodworks prides itself on building and designing decks that will enhance outdoor living, property value, and lifestyle. Their focus on top-quality materials, designs, and years of experience has made them experts at their jobs. Whether you need a new deck, fence, pergola, outdoor kitchen or more, they are the ones to call.