Create The Ambience With An Attached Pergola
Create the ambiance of a luxurious beach side resort right in your own backyard with an attached pergola. An attached pergola is an open lattice trellis that uses the wall of a building to support two of its four corners. The other two corners of the pergola are supported with beams. The difference between an attached pergola and a detached pergola is that the detached pergola is a stand-alone structure, similar to a gazebo. Pergolas add interest and definition to an outdoor space and often improve the value of the property. They are common on decks and patios, since they take up less space than a detached pergola. Typically, the latticework on a pergola is simple, with beams laid perpendicular to each other. A second layer of beams can be added on top for a variation on the traditional structure. Most pergolas are square or rectangular. It is possible to construct curved attached pergolas, but they are more difficult to design and not as common.
As an architectural feature, an attached pergola acts as a transitional space between the outdoors and indoors. Often a sitting area is arranged under a pergola to create an outdoor living space that is comfortable and shielded from direct sunlight. Since it is attached, the pergola acts as a shade to any windows on the side of the building. Attached pergolas can also be used to connect detached buildings, like a pool house or garage, to the main house.