Outdoor Living in the Shade of a Pergola


Could you and your family use extra living area? Why not make more use of the quiet outdoors? While relaxing in the shade of a pergola you can take in some fresh air, read a book and enjoy the sunset. A pergola is the perfect addition for your garden while it creates a shady outdoor living space.
Pergolas provide the perfect refuge from the hot sun, while at the same time letting in plenty of fresh air and light. You can use an outdoor pergola for many different activities. The pergola is one of a few structures which provides a sun screen that you can safely barbecue or grill under while entertaining guests.

pergola_front_entryThe elegant and clean lines that a pergola exemplifies is one of the many advantages that this unique structure will add  to your home or garden which is one of the reasons that this structure has seen a surge in popularity lately.
For those of you that may not be completely familiar with a pergola, it could be described as a garden structure that will give you a shaded passageway or walkway under a covering of pillars that support a variety of cross beams. An outdoor pergola is the perfect structure for growing vines. The pillars and beams provide support for vines and ensure adequate sunlight for the plant. Pergolas that are decorated with roses or similar ornamental flowers make beautiful retreats in your backyard.   


The obvious advantage is the conversation factor, as people talk about your pergola and the elegance that it provides to your landscaping.


Another advantage is if they are done correctly and positioned in the correct manner, you can actually use the vines from the pergola to help shade the area that they cover, thereby lowering the overall temperature of the garden area. This is especially true on hot summer afternoons when the hot sun causes people to stay inside. A well designed pergola will allow you to make use of your outdoor area for living and entertaining comfortably.
A Pergola is another fine addition to your yard that is incredibly useful for many different outdoor activities. With or without lattice screening, painted, stained or low maintenance vinyl you are sure to get lots of use and many compliments out of this one of a kind backyard retreat.  If you are looking to add something to your yard that is alluring to the eye yet still has functional purpose, try a pergola built by Creative Design Homes.
Creative Design Homes is located in Midlothian, VA inside Chesterfield County. If you are looking for a remodeling contractor call us today at 804-858-3483 or complete our online request form. From Ashland to Cumberland and Petersburg to Williamsburg, Creative Design Homes will build for you.