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There are no rules when it comes to building a pergola or verandah around the back of your house. They’ve always been a great Aussie addition to any sized property, so long as you have the space (and you don’t need a lot of space). But many of our customers just don’t know where to start, so we’re here to give you a helping hand.

Pergolas come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so you have to first consider the overall objective. Are you looking to build a sheltered or open structure, stand alone or attached to your property? Is the aim to build an area you can use to entertain your guests after a long day’s hard slog?

Once you’ve decided on the overall aim, you can start to look at the specifics such as the shape, colour, overall material, and so on. If you’re unsure, we can always lend a helping hand and utilise our two decade’s worth of knowledge and experience to achieve the exact design, shape and structure you’re looking for.

There are so many different ways you can use a pergola to improve your home in value, style and function. Check out a few of our favourite design ideas from around the web for some more inspiration on how a pergola can perfectly complement your property.

Pergola Design Ideas, Inspiration, Pictures & More

One of the best things about installing either a pergola, verandah or patio in your home is the fact that there are no rules. Pergolas can be designed and constructed in a range of shapes, colours, and materials, with closed or open ceilings, lights or crawling plants. They can be installed alongside your home – creating an extended outdoor living area – or can be free standing as an oasis escape.

There are so many different ways you can use a pergola to enhance your home in value, style and function. Check out a few of our favourite design ideas from around the web for some more inspiration on how a pergola can fit into your home.

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Pergolas and verandahs can be designed to work with any outdoor space. We specialise in providing a completely tailored service to provide you the a beautiful design which will both complement and transform your property into something you’ll truly be proud of.

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If you’re looking for more reasons to get started on that pergola, then you’ll find the following article should help add to that already long list of reasons.

Benefits of Adding a Pergola to your Home

If you’re looking for a way to create a backyard with functional and visual appeal, a pergola may be the perfect solution. Pergolas can be customized in any size and shape from beautiful natural woods like teak, redwood, and cedar. They’re affordable, easy to install, and provide numerous benefits for your home. Here are some of the great benefits you’ll experience when adding a pergola to your home.

Increases Your Living Space

A pergola, an exterior structure with vertical columns and an open roofing grid, serves as an outdoor room that’s perfect for entertaining or relaxing with family and friends. It’s an open, airy space that provides an inviting atmosphere for outdoor dining, as well as quiet conversations.

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If you’d like any further guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help and are able to offer you our vast amount of expertise and knowledge in helping you attain the space you want. You can either contact us at www.pergolasrus.com.au or give us a call on 1300 724 118 where one of our friendly staff will be able to help.

 

 

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What Inspires our Home Extension Designs?

We have always had a love of buildings and we’re lucky in Melbourne to have an inspiring collection ranging from old grand and historically important structures, right the way through to modern, cutting edge designs.

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Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia

Stand beneath the clocks of Melbourne’s iconic railway station, as tourists and Melburnians have done for generations. Take a train for outer-Melbourne explorations, join a tour to learn more about the history of the grand building, or go underneath the station to see the changing exhibitions that line Campbell Arcade.

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We feel privileged to be in a position to pursue the artistic embodiment of the parameters set by our customers to deliver a project they can be proud of. We enjoy the creative process and once a design has been agreed, we strive to provide the very best building experience in Melbourne.

It’s immensely rewarding to develop a close working relationship with our customers and we understand the importance of ensuring our customers are aware of the overall process.

You only have to look around Melbourne to be inspired by the variety of design that’s available to us. Melbourne has a thriving design scene and it’s certainly something that helps give Melbourne its identity (although some public installations, such as the Vault have been rather controversial).

No opera house. No Bondi Beach. No sunning celebs. This is Melbourne, home of Australia’s most thriving design scene.

The Vault at Melbourne, Australia

A city for which a signature building is inappropriate? You’re about to run afoul of the tourism board.

Vault is perhaps Melbourne’s most reviled piece of public art. Rechristened the “Yellow Peril” when it debuted downtown in 1980, Ron Robertson-Swann’s work has moved twice since then. Now it resides outside the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

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We like to funnel the energy and creativity of Melbourne into our own designs including our home extension concepts which has helped us design and build a wide range of extensions such as those you can see below.

Oakleigh Melbourne sunroom extension - gable end fill

Oakleigh Sunroom Extension

Newport Home Extension - Feature Fireplace

Newport

Home extension sunroom design in Epping Melbourne -- front left view

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you achieve the home extension you’ve always dreamed of, please give us a call on 1300 724 118. We offer a free, no obligation quote and we have over two decades of designing and constructing a wide range of projects from sunrooms and pergolas, through to single storey extensions.

 

 

 

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It’s said beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what some might find to be a work of art, others might disagree. That’s why it’s important to understand that every person has their own idea of what constitutes a beautiful design. Everyone is different.

It’s therefore no surprise to recognise there is are a wide range of differing designs. It’s important to recognise personal tastes and that’s why we always take time to get to know our customers. We are always able to provide advice based on our 20 years of experience, but we also pay close attention to the desires of our customers.

Here’s a great example of someone stamping their own personality on their carport.

A Handpainted Louis Vuitton Designer Carport

I spotted this hand-painted carport done up in the Louis Vuitton pattern in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. Looks legit.

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And just when you thought they could only be used for one purpose, along comes a truly creative idea.

Carport overhang turned into a stunning projection screen

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Now we reailse this may not be to everyone’s taste, but thinking outside the box can bring about some truly creative ideas. You have a blank canvas upon which to start and we love working alongside our customers to bring about a truly inspiring design.

Every property is different. Some are contemporary, modern, heritage and so on. This is why it’s vital to take the history and aesthetic qualities of a building into consideration when designing a carport that will truly complement the characteristics of the surrounding property.

You can utilise different materials and typically, either metal or timber is used where each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here at Custom Outdoor Living, we specialise in timber because of its many benefits including, strength, flexibility for design purposes, and affordability.

If you have any questions about the overall process of designing and building a carport, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call us up on 1300 724 118. All our estimates are free.