Add some curb appeal to your front porch!

16 Mar

A wall-mounted pergola is the ultimate garage accessory. Traditionally mounted above the garage door with brackets supporting it from below, pergolas feature purlins that sit directly on rafters. Architecturally, they act as a focal point that connects and intrigues, and — best of all — they increase your property’s curb appeal.

eclectic exterior by Blue Sky Building Company

An over-the-garage-door pergola adds architectural interest to this traditional home’s exterior. Featuring elaborate curved braces and scrollwork on the purlins and rafters, it’s a formal finishing touch.
traditional exterior by BMF CONSTRUCTION

An attached pergola can add warmth to an otherwise sparse exterior. Without this shallow pergola, the garage door and front of this house would seem stark. With it, the space gains architectural pizzazz.
traditional exterior by Gary M. Lane

The front of this California Craftsman features two impressive pergolas. One is above the garage for creeping vines, and the other connects the home’s entryway with the outdoors.
traditional exterior by McCoppin Studios

Painted crisp white, this pergola matches the house trim and contrasts beautifully against the cedar shake siding.
traditional exterior by

Here, an attached pergola functions as an extension of the garage, rather than above the door. By defining this patio area, the pergola creates the effect of an outdoor room.
modern exterior by Fulcrum Structural Engineering

This modern pergola cantilevers over the home’s rock ribbon driveway rather than being supported by traditional visible brackets.
traditional exterior by Echelon Custom Homes

A white pergola pops against this blue home, which is painted with Sherwin-Williams’ Naval. It’s a striking way to create contrast.
traditional exterior by Goforth Gill Architects

Painted the same gray color as this Pacific Northwest garage and studio, the impressive pergola blends right in.
traditional exterior by Christian Gladu Design

Technically, this pergola isn’t over the garage, but it’s oh so close. This one serves as a graceful transition between the home’s outdoor and indoor spaces.
eclectic exterior by Blue Sky Building Company

DIY Front Yard Makeover traditional landscape

 DIY front landscaping with 5 tier waterfall.  A mixture of perennial and annual flowers keep the flowerbed looking lush all summer and is an inexpensive way to add curb appeal.  The black adironack style front porch swing that we built serves as the perfect place to sip lemonade and enjoy the blooms!
Entry traditional entry

Front Porch Makeover Summer 2010 traditional porch

 Front Porch Makeover Summer 2010 traditional porch
summer containers eclectic porch
Outside Lighting traditional entry
Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. traditional entry
Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. traditional exterior

 Grand entry traditional exterior
contemporary landscape by Exteriorscapes llc

traditional landscape by Samuel H. Williamson Associates
asian landscape by Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
contemporary landscape by debora carl landscape design

living wall of succulents and grasses
modern landscape by Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture

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Posted by on March 16, 2012 in Hobbies


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