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Four Keys to Getting the Perfect Pergola or Cabana for Your Outdoor Space

July 2019
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Your backyard is a quiet place where you can take some time and enjoy the outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. If you feel as though your backyard could use some updating or a renovation, you may want to consider adding a pergola or cabana.

There are so many options when it comes to choosing what works best for your outdoor space, but you may not even know where to start. But don’t worry, in this article we’ve compiled a handy list of steps for selecting just the right pergola or cabana to help maximize the enjoyment you get from your outdoor space.

Find a Style You Love

While a pergola is generally a structure in an outdoor space that is meant to provide some shade and protection from the elements, there are many different styles to pick from. You can select a more traditional, arched pergola or maybe a garden style one or even a modern louvered pergola. The options are almost as unique as you are, so it’s important to first determine what kind of style it is that you like.

Set Your Budget

When it comes to outdoor renovations – just like indoor ones – it can get out of control very quickly. Before you begin any work on the space, you need to determine what your budget is and whether there is any wiggle room in that budget.

Be realistic when you set your budget and then talk to your contractor about what’s feasible and what isn’t.

Attached, or not?

Do you plan to attach the structure to your home, and will it sit over your deck? Or maybe you’re thinking of building a patio slightly away from your home and the structure will be free standing. Take a look at your yard and figure out what will work. You may love the look of a free standing pergola, but if you have a tiny yard, it may end up looking cramped.

Remember, that you can also rely on the help of landscape designers to help you choose a configuration that will look amazing in your outdoor space.

Be Unique

Having a custom structure in your backyard is a great way to show off your style to your friends and family when they come over. A good contractor can show you different designs to help you determine what it is you want with some mock-ups of various designs. When working with a contractor, don’t be afraid to speak up and make sure they give you exactly what you want – this is your backyard after all.

Do you require more help in deciding on a pergola or cabana that is right for you? Or, are you ready to sit down with a contractor and start working out your design plans? If so, contact Envision Landscapes today and let us help you take your outdoor space to the next level!