Spending time outdoors in the bright sunlight and fresh air is the best part of summer. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t deliver perfect conditions every day. It brings rain, clouds, and all the extremes to ruin your summer afternoon. But, the right outdoor living structures can help enhance your time outside. A pergola extends your living space and increases the time you can comfortably spend outside. You can enjoy even the hottest summer afternoons by utilizing the shade cast by a pergola. Here’s how to choose the best place to install a pergola for your home.
Consider Your Pergola’s Purpose
Think about how you plan to use your pergola. Do you want it to provide shade for outdoor dining, a patio, or a hot tub? Your intended purpose will determine the location of your pergola. If you plan to use your pergola as a dining area, you’ll want to place it close to your kitchen or grill area.
Create a Shaded Area
One of the primary benefits of pergolas is protection from the sun. For this reason, placing your pergola in an area with direct sun exposure can reduce the harsh summer sunlight on your property.
Pergolas are a great way to add instant shade for mid to late-day enjoyment. Other forms of shade, such as trees, take longer to grow. But nobody wants a fantastic new outdoor living space they can’t even enjoy because it’s too hot. Pergolas can also act as a wind barrier and help you enjoy your space by blocking the wind.
Consider the View
Another really important consideration is the view. You don’t want the pergola to block the view but rather frame it from under the space. You should also consider how the pergola affects the view from other places. It may perfectly frame a picturesque view from underneath it, but it’s completely blocking the view from another key area of your landscape. The goal is to place the pergola in a location that doesn’t negatively impact the view elsewhere.
How Much Privacy Do You Need?
Privacy is another essential factor to consider when choosing the location of your pergola. Place your pergola in an area shielded from the view of neighbors or the street. You can also use plants or other landscaping elements to create a more private area around your pergola.
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