A pergola is an open-sided structure usually made with wooden pillars and framework topped with lattice. With climbing vines or plants, it makes a nice focal point in a garden.
Extra Living Space
A pergola can be an extension of your indoor living area. It can take you outside to enjoy an airy and open space.
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An uncovered patio can become quite hot in the summer months. With a well-designed pergola, you can reduce the amount of sun and enjoy the outdoors.
A pergola can make a nice feature in your garden. With climbing plants and vines, pergolas can provide shelter and create an area of interest in a garden sitting area or pathway.
If privacy is an issue, a pergola that is strategically placed in your backyard can give you more privacy from neighbors or passersby.
According to Lydia Player of Virginia Cook Realtors, having a pergola may help your home sell faster by making it more attractive to perspective buyers.