When planing your pergola design and construction here are a few things to consider:

What is a pergola?

A pergola is an arbor formed of horizontal trellis-work supported on columns or posts and can be a great addition to a landscape design.  It creates a visually appealing and comfortable space and is an excellent way to tie an outdoor living area together.

Placement

A pergola can either stand alone or be attached to your home and is a great way to create different outdoor “rooms” or sitting areas within your landscape.  If you are looking to get the most shade as possible from your pergola, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the sun and determine where the light hits the space at different times of the day and to consider that factor when deciding on placement to maximize the covered area.

Design & Construction

Taking into consideration the overall use of the structure, placement and product choice, the construction options are plentiful.  Wood is the most common material used for pergolas because it’s easy to work with and can be cut and designed in a multitude of different ways.  It can also be painted or stained in the perfect colour to compliment your home.  When it comes to the actual design of a pergola, again, the possibilities are nearly endless.  From simple & classic, to intricate & detailed, to creating your own custom design – whatever style you decide on, Assiniboine will make sure to build the perfect outdoor room and extension of your home that’s built to last. For some ideas and inspiration, feel free to take a look at our latest magazine issue.

Focal Point

A pergola can create a visually appealing focal point and bring an atmosphere of ambiance, style and outdoor luxury to a space.  For some extra interest, a lattice feature could be added to the pergola with some vines to provide additional colour and texture, or some outdoor lighting to take it to the next level.

Incorporating a pergola into your landscape design can provide a great space to enjoy beautiful sunny days and warm breezy nights – simply add a nice dining table, comfy seating or a fire pit and you have a cozy outdoor room that’s perfect for gathering with friends and family.

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