Pergolas are extremely popular with house-proud homeowners, and one question that we are frequently asked is whether the structure will add value?
A garden pergola can add form, function and style to your home and can turn a bare garden into an attractive feature that adds desirability and value to your home. As with all outdoor structures, it is important that it is properly maintained to continue to deliver the essential wow factor.
The fact of the matter is that certain additions can have a massive impact upon how your property is valuated. Pergolas are perfect examples of how a seemingly small change can make a big difference, and can add value in the following ways.
1. Additional Living Space from (Apparently) Scratch
We are all aware that buyers can be decidedly pragmatic when deciding upon which home is the most attractive for their needs. This is why they will examine factors such as heating, the condition of the roof and floor space. However, pergolas can also have an impact upon the overall decision-making process.
Pergolas will offer an additional amount of living space that can be used in various way including (but certainly not limited to):
- Garden parties
- As a means to take advantage of available shade
- To compliment the exterior of your home
- To enjoy a greater degree of privacy (important within metropolitan and urban areas)
Simply stated, pergolas provide highly functional living spaces that will not go unnoticed.
2. The Perennial Use of Your Garden
We are all aware that certain portions of Ireland are known for less-than-pleasant weather conditions. Pergolas will provide a barrier against the elements; particularly when employed in synergy with other elements such as lights, heating and glass panels.
Guests will therefore be able to enjoy all that the garden has to offer; regardless of the time of the year or the season.
3. Visual Appeal
It can be argued that the most powerful selling point of any pergola involves its ability to enhance the nearby surroundings. For instance, it is possible to choose a style and design that augments the appearance of your home.
Pergolas can likewise be employed to accentuate areas within your garden such as patios, decking, landscaping, and fencing. This is once again due in large part to the sheer variety of design options which you can select.
4. Pergolas Offer Multifunctional Purposes
We have already seen that pergolas are able to provide a unique sense of beauty to any garden. Having said this, it is just as important to highlight their multifunctional nature.
Not only can they be used throughout they year, but materials such as pressure-treated wood, aluminium and PVC provide a level of durability that would not always have been possible in the past.
Furthermore, pergolas are quite flexible in regard to how they can be used on an every day basis. For instance, it is possible to purchase certain creeping plants (such as ivy and wild grapes) to create a "green" wall if you wish to enjoy superior levels of privacy.
Pergolas can be used to cover walkways, to provide a wind barrier when the temperatures outside begin to drop and as a means to separate specific portions of your garden. Indeed, there are few scenarios which these unique structures cannot accommodate in style. All of these purposes will inevitably add value to you home.
5. Value Perceived is Value Achieved
Even if you are not planning to sell your home in the near future, there is no doubt that the presence of these structures will offer a level of bespoke elegance that would have been nearly impossible to achieve otherwise.
Whether employed solely as a functional element or intended to augment the value of your home, making the right choice is always important.
The professionals at Premier Wooden Gazebos boast years of industry experience and we can offer a plethora of unique solutions. If you want to learn more about how a pergola can improve the value of your home, we are only a phone call away. Please fill out our online contact form to speak with a team leader.