If you’re like many homeowners, you tend to focus the majority of your landscaping efforts on your front yard. After all, curb appeal is essential whether you strive to make your front entrance as welcoming as possible or your plan to sell your home.
But here’s a shout out to the backyard — your retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life and a prime space for putting your own personal stamp on your property.
Pergolas filter light and protect you from Georgia’s intense spring and summer sun. Pergolas can provide shade over an outdoor kitchen, accent an outdoor room or complement a multi-level deck. They also can be designed to feature ceiling fans, lights and audio speakers to enhance your outdoor time. Imagine sipping a glass of your favorite wine while listening to an Enya song under the nice, cool breeze of a ceiling fan. Feeling relaxed? We thought so!
There is something truly beautiful and magical about garden gates. When we build these structures for our customers, we strive to achieve the perfect balance between beauty, craftsmanship and longevity for a look that is truly unique to the homeowner. For customers who want an oasis to relax and be alone with their thoughts, we suggest a garden arbor with a gate. This little touch of magic creates a garden area that is distinct from the rest of your yard—a place that where you can escape and unwind.
True, there are times that we all want to take refuge in our own personal space. But there are other times when we simply want to show off! Select a specimen tree or water feature like a small koi pond or fountain and — and voila — instant attention! Include LED and solar powered lighting to illuminate your pergola or new installation as economically as possible.
Need to draw attention away from a not-so-great view? Deploy a semi-private lattice screen that creates a beautiful focal point — especially when paired with your favorite plants. And an arched-back, teak bench creates classic appeal. TIP: when you are searching for outdoor furniture, choose options with long-lasting materials like teakwood, stainless steel or other metals with industrial applied paint finishes. While comparatively expensive, these materials will help ensure a long-life and minimal maintenance.