Month: March 2013

Choosing the Right Covered Structure or Pergola Design by Bjorn Nordquist, Landscape East & West

March 11, 2013

attached roof and covered structure designOutdoor covered structures such as pergolas create cozy, functional, year-round spaces that extend a homes’ living space into their gardens.  Because covered patios and decks have become a sought-after element among homebuyers, homes with covered structures tend to earn a higher resale price. In a sense, a wood pergola or other covered structure adds functional square footage to the home. After adding a covered outdoor structure, many homeowners find they enjoy the outdoors more frequently throughout the year. And in our drizzly Pacific Northwest climate, being able to enjoy the outdoors for more of the year is a huge plus. (more…)