Get your Pergola ready for Summer
Summer is just around the corner and there is something you really ought to have for it (don’t worry it’s not a six pack)… a pergola! As Aussies we really do love the backyard lifestyle, alfresco dining and a place to be outside without roasting in that harsh sun.
A pergola can transform your outdoor area’s vibe and provide the perfect spot to lounge around this Summer. Summer is filled with BBQs, entertaining and celebrations, a pergola offers the perfect addition to your backyard that will enhance your hostess with the mostest rep. Trust me.
Not only is it functional, but also attractive and comforting! I could go on about pergolas for days but I have narrowed it down for your leisurely reading. Here are the top five reasons you NEED to install one before Summer arrives…
1. Pergolas provide shade (the good kind)
If there is one thing necessary in every Australian back yard it is protection from the elements… AKA shadeeee. We all know there is nothing healthy about a tan (or a burn if you’re anything like me) and as such a shaded area in your garden allows you to enjoy summer burn free. There are a few ways to make shade with your pergola, such as; a plant roof, climbing flowers or a removable canopy if that is what floats your boat! Over time you can train your plants to grow up the pergola’s boards and add to the natural ceiling. Not to mention the beautiful effect this has on your outdoor space.
2. Pergolas increase house value
Something you might not know is that pergolas can actually increase your home’s worth by 20%! Crazy right?! It is not too surprising though, the stunning addition can transform a backyard from ‘meh’ to ‘wow’ in no time. The other valuable point is that to actually instal the pergola is extremely cheap! Whether you take it on yourself or contact Prime Building Project’s for a beautiful design, installation is quite easy. For our DIY experts, most pergolas come with pre-cut wood and hardware to get you going.
3. Pergolas give you more privacy
In crowded suburbia, rooftops and water-side properties privacy can be a main concern. Most people like to relax in their back garden without feeling like they are putting on a show for the neighbours. If you are tired of hiding indoors, cut your losses and install a pergola! There are a number of ways to feel like you are in a secret garden, such as; added screens, canopies, latticework, drapes or super thick plant structures.
4. Pergolas give your backyard a touch of beauty
If you haven’t figured out by now, we think pergolas are extremely beautiful. They add definition, sophistication and lushness to even the most tired yards. There are so many options on how you use the space too! Entertainment lounges for those opting for an open plan pergola to catch some rays. A dining area surrounded by fairy lights for that extra romance on date night. There is no stopping the creative ideas our clients keep coming up with for their pergola!
5. Pergolas come with unlimited choices
Your pergola can be made from cedar, wood, metal, vinyl and more! There are unlimited choices. A grand reason we love recommending pergolas to our clients is because they come with a real sense of freedom. Freedom to fit any budget, taste or need. It is never hard to find the perfect design for every kind of individual.
So we really are telling you that you NEED a pergola this Summer and you can see why. A space of added shade, increased property value, added privacy from those pesky neighbours, beauty designed by you and unlimited choices in getting there! Honestly, what more could you want? If you would like to see some beautiful pergola designs we have been working on then please do not hesitate to reach out to the Prime Building Project’s team. We would love to hear from you.