A beautiful outdoor living space is usually a combination of both flat and vertical design elements. Sometimes pergolas are added to the checklist of installed items being a versitile structure in many applications . In most hardscape designs they are used to define a certain space on a patio or outdoor area, such as a lounging space or dining area. Traditionally when we think of adding a pergola to your outdoor living space, we all can agree that a white PVC structure is what comes to mind. As freestanding structures, they are beautiful, cost effective, and the long term maintenance is relatively low. However, the market is ever changing and now we have new options on the design table for your project to help you create that focal point.
As we are becoming well aware, outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular. “Outdoor kitchens have exploded in popularity because they provide an enjoyable space to cook and share food in the beauty of a garden environment,” says J. Gieo Peonsoneault, host and producer for The New American Landscape Channel, an online resource for the green industry. While your kitchen can be tailored to your budget and tastes, here are four things for anyone to consider while planning your dream outdoor cooking space. Click here for many great outdoor kitchen ideas. 1. Evaluate your space and design a layout that works with your area and your budget. 2. Decide which materials you would like to use for your floor, raised structure and counter tops. 3. Think about your appliances, and what you would like to incorporate into your kitchen. 4. Overhead roof type of structure, such as a pergola or a pavilion. The first thing to consider is the space you are working with and the most efficient layout for your space. You should also consider your indoor space while planning this. You want your kitchen to be visually appealing from the inside as well at outside. Your budget and preferences also need to be taken into account at this stage, but you need to think about how the layout can be the most efficient for your needs and wants.
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Fiberglass is one of three main types of materials used to build pergolas. Strength, appearance, resistance and stability by far outweight wood or vinyl structures. We have found, by installing all three types, that fiberglass pergolas truly are the best. To find out more about where we get our pergolas, check out Arbors Direct web site.