Including a Pergola In Your Backyard Retreat


If you are a homeowner working with Kansas City Hardscapes to design a backyard retreat, you'll come to know that you have countless options for customizing your space.  One of the best options is adding a pergola. These beautiful, wooden structures offer countless benefits, including dramatically improving the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space.

At Kansas City Hardscapes, we offer pergolas constructed from high quality cedar and we are able to customize your pergola to fit your unique space and the vision you have for your backyard. Continue reading to learn more about pergolas, including some of the benefits they offer when you include them in your backyard retreat.

The Benefits of Adding A Pergola

One of the most attractive benefits of a pergola is the shade they offer to your backyard retreat. There are several options for orientation, size and design that you may consider. They are also a great way to add lighting to your retreat. Hanging string lights along the pergola is a very popular, great looking way to really amp up the ambiance.

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If you’re anything like me, mosquitoes and flies could find you like a needle in a haystack. Never did I think that an outdoor fan would make a difference until I sat under one this summer! Not only bugs, but making sure there is a nice breeze every day? Yes, please! A pergola is a great way to be able to add an outside fan.

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Don’t forget your greens! A backyard retreat is simply incomplete without plants bringing life to your space. Climbing plants, including flowering plants, ivy, and vines look beautiful and will thrive with a pergola offering them support. You also have the option to hang planters from the slats of your pergola.

Create Boundaries for Your Outdoor Space

Creating boundaries within your backyard retreat can be easily achieved with the addition of a pergola. This covering can mark off a space dedicated to eating, drinking, and entertaining, especially when used in combination with a patio and patio seating. Additionally, pergolas offer covering for your outdoor furniture or outdoor kitchen, amping up the functionality of your space.



Pergolas are Easily Added to Any Space

Pergolas have an incredibly dramatic effect on outdoor spaces, but are not a hassle to install. Pergolas can be easily added to both brand new and existing spaces, making them a perfect choice for adding more interest and functionality to a backyard retreat. Additionally, when high quality materials are used, these structures can be easily maintained for years after their installation.



If you are a homeowner living in Kansas City and the surrounding areas, and you are interested building a retreat in your own backyard, schedule your free estimate today! Click the "Schedule" button to the bottom right of the screen or call 816-499-2547