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Maximise Outdoor Decking Functionality by Adding a Pergola

21 November 2019

Pergolas are freestanding structures that usually cover walkways, decks, patios, or open areas of landscaping. Since they are free-standing structures, they have an open-roof system supported by columns. These structures can accommodate climbing plants such as grapevine, bougainvillea and star jasmine. Aside from its elegant design and structure, pergolas are also known to maximise the outdoor decking functionality of every home.

Protects Outdoor Furniture

Adding a pergola maximises your outdoor decking functionality because it protects your outdoor furniture from external elements such as rain and sunlight. The free-standing structure acts as a shelter from the rain for your outdoor lounge chairs, thus, significantly reducing the chances of them being damaged due to weather conditions.

Aesthetically-Pleasing and Eco-Friendly

As mentioned above, the columns that support the pergolas serve as a structure that holds climbing plants and vines. You can easily use this function to further develop the visual appeal of your outdoor decking. You can decorate your pergola by hanging planters or other design elements from the rafters. You can also drape all-weather fabrics from one vertical post to another. These fabrics add a soft flowing effect and a romantic appeal to your landscape while providing even more protection from the elements. Aside from that, a pergola can indeed help beautify your outdoor area. And you will be able to do so without making the space sense smaller or more restrained, since pergolas are open and ethereal.

Promotes Outdoor Comfort

Pergolas can maximise the functionality of your outdoor decking by providing a shade without restricting the airflow. This creates a space to gather or relax away from the direct sunlight while being outdoors. With the ability to shield you from the hot sun, it easily keeps you safe from the heat. Shaded areas are generally cooler which can also be a benefit on a hot day. You can also improve upon it by installing fans, lighting, good flooring, cosy seating arrangements and other equipment that can enhance your outdoor experience.

In order to fully maximise your outdoor decking functionality, you must have your pergola installed by those who are skilled in the business. We at Crearter Constructions can guarantee a job well done by introducing you to our network of experienced industry professionals. We are a custom home builder specialising in renovations and new builds on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore. We pride upon our long-standing commitment to quality and an enthusiasm for crafting exceptional and beautiful homes. We are also known for our streamlined scheduling and efficient management. Moreover, it is our attention to detail, drive for value and eye for design that’s at the heart of our countless referrals and repeat customers.