Add a unique element to your outdoor space by building a pergola.
Pergolas and Gazebos
Pergolas and gazebos are excellent additions to any outdoor space. They can serve as a place for shade for gatherings and add a sense of class and style. A gazebo makes for a wonderful, standalone accent piece in an outside garden and can liven up any uninteresting, open space. As for pergolas, they too can act as a standalone structure but can also be integrated into the side of a house or building to brighten up a dull patio or a drab wall. Modern day pergolas are made from a range of materials (vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, PVC, or wood) to offer affordability in contrast to brick or stone options. A pergola canopy is a nice addition to add character to your structure to add complete shade coverage.
Gazebos are always round in shape, which is their main difference from pergolas. The structure of a gazebo fits wonderfully into a park or garden setting. With a pergola, the flat open rows and their traditionally rectangular shape create perfect shade, shelter in seating areas, and may also provide coverage for walkways while still letting sunlight in. Wood is the traditional medium of the pergola or gazebo, but these days more modern materials are available. Aluminum pergolas or vinyl pergolas are available.