5 Benefits of Having a Custom Pergola Built for You

5 Benefits of Having a Custom Pergola Built for You

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If you’re looking for a way to extend your living space, improve your home’s curb appeal, and increase your property value, having a pergola installed can do all that and more. It’ll give you an amazing space to spend time outdoors, and you can use that space for virtually anything you like. That includes lounging in the sun, having romantic picnics, entertaining guests, and even doing a little light gardening.

While several types, sizes, and styles of pergolas are on the market, those kits and cookie-cutter models aren’t the best option for everyone. If you really want to make the most of an outdoor home addition like this, a tailor-made version would be a great alternative. Consider some of the benefits the best custom pergola can bring into your life.

1) Extending Your Living Space

One of the main benefits of a custom pergola is extending your living space the way you want to. You can choose the pergola’s size, layout, materials, and other features. You can also choose exactly where it’s installed. Would you like your back door to open directly onto the pergola for entertaining and dining al fresco? Maybe you’d prefer the pergola to be a standalone structure surrounded by flowers on a more remote corner of your property. Either way, the choice is yours.

2) Expressing Your Personality

Another advantage of a custom pergola is giving you a way to showcase your unique personality. Your pergola can be designed any way you like with all the features that would make your outdoor space your own. Add spaces for hanging plants or connect it to an outdoor kitchen. Install built-in seating and lighting for outdoor entertaining. Have a fire pit installed in the center of your pergola. It’s all up to you, and that’s something off-the-shelf kits don’t offer.

3) Extra Privacy

Having a custom pergola built also allows you the level of privacy you want. It can be fitted with screens that open and close remotely via your smartphone. You could have custom curtains installed. Perhaps you’d like to create a natural privacy screen with climbing flowers and vines. With a custom pergola, you can have it built specifically to address your privacy concerns. That way, you won’t have to worry about the neighbors detracting from your outdoor living.

4) Better Quality

When you have a custom pergola built, you can count on added quality as well. Extra attention will go into every detail of the pergola from its design to its construction and the materials that go into it. It’ll be a sturdy, long-lasting addition to your home, and it’ll help you enjoy time outdoors for years to come. Its designers and builders value their reputations, and that’ll be evident in the work they do.

5) Adding Value to Your Home

Finally, a custom-built pergola will add value to your home. Its high-quality materials and professional construction will be worth far more than a cheap kit you’d find at a home improvement store. It’ll hold up to the elements and remain in good shape for far longer as well. All that is likely to give you a nice return on your investment.

Customizing Your Outdoor Space With a Tailor-Made Pergola

If you’re thinking of having a pergola installed, plenty of cookie-cutter versions are available. They may be cheaper initially, but are they really worth the money you’d be saving? With those, you’ll most likely spend that money and more on repair costs over time. Why not invest in a high-quality custom pergola instead? It’ll ensure you get a space that’s tailor-made to suit your lifestyle, and it’ll give you endless ways to express your personality in the privacy and comfort of your back yard. It’ll also add value to your home.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).