Come sit a spell
Here we are in the middle of snow and minus zero wind chills and I’m thinking of outdoor structures. Hot chocolate today, lemonade this summer.
If you don’t have a place to enjoy the outdoors, let’s think about some options:
It’s nice if they are large enough to position furniture. Today, we see fully furnished porches. It’s much like decorating a living room.
Decks are often at the back of a home because they tend to be constructed more informally and in conjunction with other entertainment. They complement a more contemporary home and are less expensive than a full porch.
Pergolas can be rustic and simple or formal and imposing. Most often, they are not attached to another structure. They don’t have screen or a solid roof, although most provide some kind of material for plants to climb up and over.
Gazebos are much like a pergola except they have a solid roof and may be screened.
For the rest of Diane Gibson's column, see the Jan. 14 Galva News.