This Subtle Home Addition Quickly Adds Charm to Any Patio

Since the 1640s, pergolas have been in use as a way to provide shade without requiring a great effort. These simple structures have the uncanny ability to add a bit of extra shade to your patio with a touch of simple sophistication. Pergolas have an open-roof design which prevents full coverage from the sun, but this can be altered using a shade cover if desired. Another excellent addition to pergolas are wispy, sweeping curtains to offer a little extra privacy as you dive into a new book or share a glass of wine or two with an old friend. If you're having a party, stringing up lights along the slats quickly gives your patio an enchanting glow. [caption id="attachment_38721" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]pergola in backyard Image courtesy Field Outdoor Spaces[/caption]
Along with outdoor structures like gazebos, arbors, and pavilions, pergolas make your backyard space more enjoyable and relaxing. Adding a peaceful escape to your home is a unique way to increase your home's value in the long run, provided you do your part as a homeowner to maintain the structures over time. Original accents such as this yield an enticing display and show you put in an effort to make your home more appealing. You don't have to go over the top to give your backyard or patio a facelift that will add value to your home. The simple addition of a pergola is an ideal option for homeowners as they are available in a variety of sizes and materials to best accommodate your needs.

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