Whether you're looking to extend your home, or putting the finishing touches on your dream home, incorporating a roof into your outdoor area is always worthwhile. Building a pergola is one of the most attractive ways to extend your outdoor living space and ensure you can enjoy your yard and outdoor furniture year-round.
Pergolas originated in 17th Century Italy, where they were built in outdoor areas with an open roof to allow deciduous vines to grow, providing shade in summer and plenty of sun in the colder months. While still an attractive option, the classic freestanding pergola concept has evolved, and there is now a slew of designs for Australian's including gazebos, folding arm awnings, shade sails and roofing.
If you're looking at shade solutions as your next home improvement project, you can't go past a pergola.