What is Home Improvement?

Basically, home improvement or what better known as home renovation, is a simple process of making additions and repairs to your home in order to improve and strengthen its structure as well as appearance, thus making it truly one of a kind.


Types and Uses of Pergolas

An outdoor pergola is commonly used as shading or covering in a certain outdoor living area of a home, or a passageway structure in a garden. There are basically two types of pergolas designs or styles, one which is free standing, and the other type being attach to a solid wall.

Designs of a pergola come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and the most popularly used shape is rectangular. The structure of a pergola can be even curved, which is shaped like an arc. However, curved pergolas can be more costly because more work is required.

Free standing pergolas, on the other hand can offer homeowners the flexibility of being able to place them at any designated area, whether to cover a patio space, the pool or the garden. In addition of being a great outdoor decor feature, pergolas function really well as shades that provide comfort and cover in hot, sunny days.

Attaching a pergola to your house is a great way to extend your house, giving you additional spaces that really spice up the overall landscape design. There are several important aspects that must be taken into account when attaching a pergola. Make sure that the pergola's height is being leveled to the windows height or a position that prevents the structure from being in the middle of your window.

You'll also have to make sure that the view to the pergola while you're looking from inside of your house is good. When the pergola is completed, it can be decorated with plants, flowers and vines. Last but not least, the price of the pergola. Pricing can be affected by many factors including the type of wood materials, the design cost, and contractors' wage.


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