Enhance Your Property Using Wooden Garden Structures
If you are looking to add value to your home and garden whilst making it a more enjoyable place to spend time then one of the most beneficial improvements you can make is to invest in a garden structure such as a wooden gazebo, arbor, summerhouse or pergola. This is because not only do they make a great focal point to the garden but they are also functional in their design as they can be utilized for numerous purposes such as outdoor entertaining (as the provide shade and shelter), relaxation spaces or a comfortable seating areas thus helping to enhance your outdoor lifestyle.
So now we have established the benefits of a garden structure we can move on to the 2 main factors that you will need to consider in order to get the best return on your investment.
Size of Garden
When deciding on the most appropriate type gazebo or pergola you should go for it is essential the size of the garden is taken into consideration. This is because not all structures are the same size and choosing something that dominates the space rather than enhancing it will actually detract from the overall enjoyment of your home.
For this reason it is recommended that once you have found a design that you think will work for you, take a note of the size of the structure and actually mark it out on the ground in the location you plan on it being installed. This way you will be able to get a good feel for how it will sit within the space constraints without ever having spent any money.
Depending on the type of garden design you have will influence the style of structure that should be selected. For example modern homes on new residential estates tend to have square or rectangular shaped plots and as a result are better suited to geometric designs as they have a more contemporary style. As such in these instances designs such as an open sided gazebo or an aluminium canopy will be a great choice.
In comparison, older properties tend to have peculiar shaped gardens that are not as regimented in their appearance. As a result of this more traditional styles will work better such as a hexagonal bandstand, arched pergola or timber walkways.
Types of Garden Structure
Available in lots of different sizes, styles and designs garden structures fall into a number of categories which we will now look at in more detail.
Wooden Gazebos – This type of structure is an excellent choice for any homeowner looking to provide shade and shelter to the outside of their home. Suitable for lots of outdoor activities such as dining area, party venue, bbq location and in some instances a gazebo will also make the perfect canopy for a hot tub or jacuzzi. Manufactured from long lasting pressure treated timber they come in lots of shapes and sizes and as a result are fast becoming a must have addition for any property owner.
Pergolas – Perfect for patios and terraces this type of garden structure is practical, affordable and provides excellent support for climbing plants which can be trained to grow over the pergola thus providing shade from the sun.
Arbours – Where there is a need to provide a compact seating area to the garden a wooden arbour is an excellent choice. Featuring a covered back, sides and canopy the integral bench allows the user to sit in a comfortable environment without taking up much space. For this reason the humble garden arbour works very well in city gardens where space is at a premium yet aesthetic appeal cannot be compromised.
Summerhouses – Perhaps the most desirable of all the garden structures out there a summerhouse is an excellent all round option for anyone looking for additional space within the home. Basically forming a whole new room (without the cost associated with an extension) a high quality summerhouse can be utilized for lots of activities such as playroom, hobby room or is also increasingly getting used as a home office.
To conclude, if you are looking to get the maximum enjoyment from your home whilst adding a little value in the process the addition of a timber structure to your garden is an excellent choice. So whether your garden is large or small why not get planning and designing today and you could be enjoying the fruits of your hard work come the summertime.
The ideas and advice within this article has been provided by Gazebo Direct who are leading specialists in the supply of a huge range of gardens structures that will enhance your lifestyle.