When landscaping your outdoor spaces, you should try to extend the living area of your home
Woodwork is one of the main architectural element that you can use to accomplish this.
The way you use woodwork will differ from others. Make sure you tailor your backyard for the way you’ll use it. Depending on your lifestyle and needs, you can set up specific areas that will serve various purposes and activities. Whether you’d like a deck for eating and lounging around, a hot tub under a pergola, raised planters for growing plants, or even watching your kids run around in the backyard from your veranda, woodwork can add a certain element to your home and outdoor living area.
A great structure to consider are shade structures like pergolas. They can offer some shade during the day and they give you a little more privacy from wandering eyes. They are also great for the design and appearance of your yard. Another great wooden element that you can add to your yard for a more pleasant appearance is wooden planters or benches, which can help frame your yard or deck. With the typical lot size in today’s market slowly shrinking, having woodwork act as a frame for your yard can make it look grander in appearance.
Woodwork is also a great way of adding an interesting contrast to any stonework or foliage you have in your yard. The different colors and tones of the wood can help you change the way your yard looks and feels, especially in a landscaping context. Play around with the depth and levels of your yard by using woodwork to break it down.
Cedar is probably one of the most popular woods to work with here in Calgary, though other exotic types of woods have been slowly surfacing as popular choices. If you’d like to learn a bit more about how to incorporate woodwork into your landscaping project, contact us here!