How to Enjoy Your Garden More and Add Value to Your Home With a Pergola
Having a lovely outdoor space is a dream for many UK homeowners. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, adding a pergola can transform it into an elegant and functional area where you’ll want to spend more time. And that’s not all. A stylish pergola not only looks great and adds oodles of garden enjoyment, it can also add value to your property and make it more saleable.
EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF A PERGOLA IN YOUR GARDEN
A pergola adds height, structure and drama to a garden. The open lattice design allows light to filter through, creating a dappled shade and sun protection. Vines and climbing plants can be trained over the top to provide greenery and privacy. Pergolas transform an outdoor space into an architectural focal point.
Pergolas come in a range of materials, but aluminium is a top choice providing a classic yet very modern look. At Suns Lifestyle, our durable, low-maintenance aluminium luxury pergolas are powder coated in a choice of colours to suit your style. With minimum upkeep, they’re designed to weather all seasons. There’s a wide range of pergola styles and sizes to choose from including louvered pergolas and electric retractable pergolas. Ask our expert team to talk you through all the options and guide you towards the right choice for your property and lifestyle.
You can customise our pergolas with lighting, heating, seating, planters and more to create your ideal outdoor room. Add a dining table and chairs for meals on the patio, an outdoor lounge suite, BBQ and bar area for entertaining, or a full outdoor kitchen to embrace alfresco living. Rope lights or string lights will allow you to use the space well into the evening.
A stylish pergola will enhance your property’s curb appeal and can increase the value of your home. Pergolas create an impression of openness in a garden, bringing the indoors out and are an attractive feature for potential home buyers. The versatility and visual impact of a well-designed pergola will set your property apart.
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS DOES A PERGOLA PROVIDE?
Sit comfortably outside during the warmer summer (and even winter) months. A pergola allows you to spend more time enjoying your garden with the option of shade and shelter when needed. Perfect for social gatherings.
A pergola protects from precipitation so you can relish your garden no matter the weather. When drizzle strikes, simply relax under the pergola instead of moving indoors. For heavier rain, side panels and screens can be lowered for maximum coverage, privacy and protection.
Pergolas allow you to create secluded areas within your garden with the aid of lattice screens or climbing plants. Vines and foliage may form natural barriers, blocking the view from neighbouring properties or elsewhere in your garden. Private, peaceful areas extend your living space and allow for relaxation.
A pergola protects outdoor furnishings from damage due to environmental factors like sunlight, rain and wind. Your lounge suite, dining set or other furniture will stay looking its best for longer while sheltering under a pergola. Less maintenance is required to keep the area looking pristine.
Pergolas provide the perfect framework for string lights, spotlights or other lighting. Create a cosy glow after dark that will illuminate your space and make it usable into the evening. For a romantic ambience, add dimmable lighting along with comfortable seating.
Heating devices and fire pits can be used under a pergola for cooler months and transitional seasons. Our fire pits and fire pit tables combine a table and firepit on your terrace into one beautiful exterior feature, so you can socialise outdoors even when the sun goes down. With the help of heating, a pergola truly becomes a comfortable outdoor room.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO INSTALL YOUR PERGOLA?
The ideal location for your pergola depends on how you intend to use it and the type of atmosphere you want to create. A pergola offers versatility in any garden space. Here are some helpful suggestions of where to site your luxury aluminium pergola:
ALONGSIDE A PATIO OR DECKING
A pergola is the perfect complement to a paved or wooden area in the garden. Vines or climbing plants may enhance the space further, allowing the pergola to become a natural extension of the patio, providing shade and seclusion.
OVER A DINING AREA
By placing a pergola above an outdoor dining table and chairs, you can create an outdoor dining ‘room’ – an intimate space purely for enjoying meals al fresco. Soft lighting and greenery overhead set the ideal ambience for dinner under the stars.
IN A SECLUDED SPOT IN THE GARDEN
For a quiet and peaceful place to sit and relax, install a pergola in a tucked-away location in your garden. Surround the pergola with foliage, flowers or garden landscaping for added privacy and tranquillity. Adding comfortable furniture, mood lighting and decor creates a calm retreat.
NEAR A WATER FEATURE
Putting a pergola near a pond, stream or fountain spotlights the water feature while dressing up the space. The open sides of the pergola frame the view of the feature, drawing attention to this key point of interest in your garden.
TO CREATE A GARDEN FOCAL POINT
A stylish pergola becomes a stand-alone centrepiece in any garden. Position the pergola in a place of pride where its striking form will be most prominent. A contemporary aluminium pergola works well as an eye-catching garden sculpture.
Get in Touch
At Suns Lifestyle, we have a wealth of experience and expertise in the supply and installation of state-of-the-art aluminium pergolas, along with luxury garden furniture and accessories to help you make the most of your garden. Boost your own enjoyment of your outdoor space and add value to your property with a beautifully designed al fresco living area. Contact us for full details and to book an appointment at our showroom.