Custom Made Gazebos and Pergolas
If you are looking for ways to use your outdoor space more effectively, whether you’ve just bought a home or are trying to reconfigure your old backyard, a custom made gazebo or pergola could help you create the outdoor space of your dreams.
What is the difference between a “Gazebo” and a “Pergola?” Both can be either free standing or attached outdoor structures. The most visible difference between them is the shape of their roofs. Gazebos typically have peaked roofs that are either round or polygonal in shape. Pergolas typically have roofs perpendicular to their supporting columns. Gazebos may have either an open framework or properly closed roof, while pergola roofs generally are open and create partial shade. As CustomMade artisan Max Baldwin of Baldwin Pergolas observes, a pergola creates a “shady retreat” while a gazebo “is capable of keeping you dry when undesirable weather arises!”
Why should you buy one or the other (aside from your weather preferences)? Let’s consider the differences discussed above and look at some examples.
Do you want to create an entirely new outdoor space? Custom made structures like the copper gazebos by Classic Copper Works or the modern rooftop pergola by Trellis Structures, Inc. add stunning new possibilities to your outdoor space, whether that is a backyard or a rooftop garden. Both structures are open and will provide shade, but each has a distinct effect. The gazebo creates the sense of an outdoor room, while the pergola blends in with the outdoors.
Do you want to extend your existing space? The large commercial pergola custom made for a casino by Baldwin Pergolas creates an entryway that welcomes visitors and harmonizes visually with the attached structure.
The effect is outdoor space brought indoors. The custom outdoor gazebo with custom mouldings and trim by Northshore Millwork, LLC, unites two existing structures. Its striking millwork – lattice work and crown moulding – seems to bring the indoors outdoors.
Why should you have a gazebo or pergola custom made instead of buying it pre-fabricated? Think of this: would you insert a generic, pre-fabricated room into your home? Would you attach a generic, pre-fabricated structure to the walls of your house? Your outdoor space is an essential part of your home, and whether you want to bring the outdoors inside or the inside outdoors, anything you want to build for your home deserves the skill, quality, and care only custom artisans can provide. Otherwise your pergola may not provide shade and your gazebo may not keep you dry.