Archive for June 6, 2017
When it comes to home improvement, you won’t want to forget what adding outdoor structures can do for your home and the overall value of your property. It’s always nice to have a pretty place to go enjoy the outdoors, and you’ll increase the value of your home. If you want to have some nice shade and a place to enjoy being outside, one option you may want to consider is building an Adelaide pergola. Many people are finding that building a pergola does not have to be expensive and that if they have the space a stylish pergola can be an attractive addition to the garden or as an attachment to the home. Today consumers have a wide choice in the design, style, materials and cost they want to have in a pergola. Pergolas are often found attached to a house, built over a deck, positioned in walkways or placed strategically in gardens adding style and elegance to the surrounding landscape. The following are reasons why you should add a pergola to your house.
1. Improves the Surroundings
A pergola is most effective when it has been erected in a boring backyard or area that needs something extra to make it more visually appealing and interesting. By adding a stylish cedar wood pergola to your backyard you can significantly increase its appeal and make it more attention grabbing. By adding other improvements such as paving, rock gardens or shrubbery around the pergola it will enhance and make the surroundings a lot more appealing. Make sure you talk to a reputable home renovation professional in your area, to ensure they have the skill and qualifications to complete the project with the least amount of fuss, and also at the best cost. Many builders can charge and arm and a leg just to quote, let alone acutually do the work, so it’s really important to ensure you take the time and put in the effort to do this properly.
2. Increases the Value of your Home
By adding style and decor to your outdoor area with a pergola you are also increasing the value of your home. Often people selling a home focus entirely on the interior, doing costly renovations but totally neglect the outdoors area. In a lot of cases first impressions count, for example if a buyer arrives at a home and notices a well landscaped garden complete with a stylish cedar pergola it could create a good impression and help with the sale process.
3. Check For Asbestos
Sometime when making addition to your home, especially if it’s an older home, you really want to make sure the home does not contain any asbestos, before you undertake any building work. If in doubt, it’s a good idea to engage a professional asbestos removal company. This will ensure the work is carried out carefully and with the correct gear, and utmost safety is adhered to. There are now strict rules and regulations about asbestos removal processes.
4. Provides a Focal Point
Melbourne pergolas can be used for a variety of different reasons. For example if attached to the house they can provide a restful area to relax, read and entertain. A pergola by a swimming pool can be used as shelter from the sun’s rays and as a place to eat refreshments in the shade. A freestanding pergola stained or painted in natural colors can be placed in a large garden setting and used as a focal point and styled to blend into the surrounding landscape.