While an outdoor living area may be defined by a patio space or an outdoor fireplace, outdoor shade structures designed to complement your home can increase the functionality of outdoor kitchens or outdoor living spaces. In the peak of the summer, no one wants to sit outside and have the sun rays beaming right on them. Pergolas can give your outdoor living area a perfect place to sit under the shade and drink some sweet tea. Our team of landscape designers can help you design the perfect arbor, pergola, or shingled-in roof structure for your home. Our custom-built pergolas and arbors are made from the ground up especially for your home’s style.
Designed to Fit Your Style
At ONE Specialty, we design stained cedar pergolas and arbors that are custom built to suit any architectural style and to serve as an extension of your home. Pergolas are easily scalable to suit any
outdoor space and their adaptability makes them an attractive option for homeowners wanting more shade in their outdoor space. Our designers keep this in mind so that a pergola is not so tall that it doesn’t provide adequate shade or so short that it feels cramped underneath. With an ample amount of room underneath, you can add an outdoor furniture set, a bar or even a kitchen!
Pergolas and arbors can be customized by using different sized posts, custom rooftop lattices, or they can be constructed out of different materials such as steel, aluminum, cables or a combination of materials.
For some, a shingled-in roof structure that is tied-in to the house is preferable. Though more architecturally complex, this is one way that you can build a covered outdoor space that maintains the architectural integrity of your home’s materials. By incorporating a pergola or arbor into a landscape design, you can also improve your outdoor living space with outdoor lighting fixtures for use at night or ceiling fans to help damper the heat during the summer months.
Keeping Cool under Shade Structures
Along with pergolas and arbors, we also design custom shade structures that complement your outdoor living space. In North Texas, the summer heat can sometimes be unbearable, but with a shade structure, you can alleviate some of the discomforts that the sun brings. There are many types of material that can be used for shade structures such as shade fabric, bamboo and more. For the Brownstone Spa project, we used an aqua blue shade fabric that complemented the shade of blue from the pool. We also built the pergola with a cantilevered design so that it wouldn’t take up a lot of space, but would still provide an ample amount of shade.
We can add on shade structures to an existing outdoor area, or if you want to redesign your entire outdoor living space, we can incorporate it that way. Whatever vision you have for your shade structure – whether it’s a floating screen made of bamboo or a lattice panel with vines twined around it – we can bring that vision to reality for you.
Add Beauty to Your Landscape
Pergolas, arbors and shingled-in roofs can be custom designed to appear as a seamless extension of your home, or they can be designed and built to appear as a free-standing and unique outdoor getaway. Whichever you choose, each structure is custom designed and built to complement any pre-existing features to your home to ensure that any original beauty is extended across the landscape. Our designers take into consideration function, style and aesthetic beauty to ensure the best work available for your home.
As a deconstructed wood structure, pergolas allow for an outdoor space to complement any pre-existing features without taking away from their original beauty. Pergolas come in different types such as traditional, gabled or promenade. These outdoor spaces help any surrounding landscape flourish by providing shade during the hot Texas summers.
The tall wooded posts allow for vines and flowers such as wisteria and honeysuckle, a foundation to grip, creating a beautiful oasis to lounge under. Other features such as custom lighting or a fire pit can help transition the structure from day use into night. Special polycarbonate sheets can be placed over the top of the structure allowing usage in all seasons as well as reducing UV rays.
Create an outdoor paradise to help you unwind and relieve stress after a busy day, or provide a place to lounge for guests enjoying the pool, all the while adding beauty and value to your existing home. Contact a One Specialty professional to discuss design, type and functionality to create your outdoor oasis today.