Families that have decent sized backyards on their properties will always cherish the time they spend together in them. A well-designed pergola can add to this enjoyment and give room for an outdoor living area. The pergolas made by Gold Coast deck builder provides an integrated flow between the backyard and your home.

timber deck built for outdoor areaYou will enjoy your outdoor timber deck area because you will have the fresh air from being in the open, without the limitations imposed by the sun or other elements. Make sure that you have furniture in the pergola that does not fade in the sun, and you have a room that is eminently usable for many seasons to come. Pergolas are extensions in a home that immediately catch the eye and make you the envy of your neighbors.

When you start out on a plan to have a timber pergola in your back garden, you will need to think about the shape and size of the plot that you have available for this. The size must be one that does not look incongruous or too big, and fit in well with whatever landscaping you already have in position. Pergolas can also be of many styles and use various materials like wood, metal, concrete and others. Timber pergolas are the most impressive and traditional, and you can find any number of designs and styles from the simple to the most elaborate.

The location of a pergola can make a lot of difference in its looks and its usage. Gazebos can be placed symmetrically in the space available or pushed to one side of the backyard, as this will give an impression of more space and openness. You will have to decide on the number of entrances that you need, and these have to be in approaches to homes and the garden. An ideal plan for a pergola can have a fire pit at its centre and seating all along the perimeter.

When you are building a timber pergola you must pay attention to the wood that is going to be used, so that your pergola will require less maintenance if you use well-seasoned wood and ensure that it has sufficient protection in the form of varnish or paint. These pergolas will require being re-coated every couple of years, but with the right maintenance, your pergola may give you many decades of service. A pergola will always add to the value of property and make an attraction for buyers, that you can take full advantage of, in case you decide to sell your home.

Make sure that you have the right flooring within the pergola that will stand the rigor of the outdoors and also be easy to clean and maintain. Pay the same attention to the furniture that you have within the pergola. The furniture must also be one that can stand a lot of rough use as it is likely to be constantly moved around, depending on the requirements of any social gathering, which your pergola is sure to encourage.