Are pergolas worth it?

I’ve always loved the look of pergolas. Stunning outdoor structures that give your outdoor space that pretty garden magazine feel. However, wanting something and needing something is different. So, I’ve always been on the fence about installing one in my back garden. Do I just want a pergola or would it be beneficial for me to have one? I kept asking myself. This got me thinking and, after reading about them for a while, I’ve decided to do a pros and cons list.



Today, I’m going to share with you some of the advantages of pergolas, and if you are in the same position as me, hopefully, it can help you make a decision. I’ve also partnered up with Designer Shade Solutions, louvred roof pergola experts, who have the experience and expertise to share some pergola information with us!


Extend time spent outdoors.

The team at Designer Shade Solutions create bespoke modern pergolas that will ensure you can make the most out of your outdoor space, no matter the weather. Rain or shine, you can be outdoors, enjoying your terrace, patio, balcony – whatever you have.


These innovative pergolas are modern versions of traditional pergolas and I couldn’t be more excited about them! Imagine being able to actually use your outdoor space when it’s pouring outside, simply invite your guests over, get some cosy blankets and enjoy the view! “Pergolas create a great atmosphere for outdoor entertaining and dining, especially if the structures provide shade and scenery.” mentions Apartment Therapy and I couldn’t agree more.


Fully customisable.

As Eat Sleep Love Travel mention in a recent article, “these feature a retractable roof that can be easily open, closed or simply tilted. Plus, these can be fully customised to meet your design and function requirements. Whether you want heating, lighting or a completely closed pergola to create the ultimate outdoor room – you can get it all!”


Highly versatile.


Want to highlight a specific area of your garden? Want to create the perfect outdoor dining space? Want to have a smooth transition from your indoor living to your outdoor living? Want to have a show-stopping centrepiece in your garden? A modern pergola can do it all. As Renovation Bay Bee says, “These pergolas can be installed in the middle of your garden as a centerpiece or attached to your home as an extension to your living space.”


I think you know where I stand about pergolas. I’m completely in love and completely considering installing one in my back garden. I want to be able to make the most out of my favourite area of the home and, as Twin Mummy and Daddy comments, “It’s time to treat your outdoor space like any other room in your home.”


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