We “fall in love” with the families we get to build for and we work to give them only what they really need. This means asking key questions to help reveal their desires:
- How do I want to use your space?
- How many people will it regularly serve?
- Are there existing elements you would you like to incorporate?
- If you could, what would you make differently?
- What is most important to you?
Shade shelters are not just for shade; they are multipurpose living areas and the way each family uses their backyard living area differs. And as varying as people are in how they want to spend their time, people also have different ideas of what their personal space should feel like for them. All ShadeScape® kits are designed to meet the needs of each homeowner —fitting their landscape and area the way that best suits their dreams of a best utilized outdoor living space. In our experience, for most people this means a multi-purpose space e.g. a barbecue area, dining/lounge area, etc. This is why we offer ShadeScape® “kits” only in the sense that all of the timbers are pre-cut, pre-drilled, pre-stained, and tested so they can be shipped to and easily assembled on site. After that they are better described as a custom old-world architectural showpiece.
Your judgment, style and taste, and how you want to use your backyard, is what matters most in preparing for a functional outdoor living area that will beautify your landscape. After the initial evaluation of the space and usage, then comes the exciting process of choosing how you want your pergola or pavilion to look.
We build many rectilinear arbors, pavilion, and pergolas —Contemporary style— with straight lines and squared angles for a formal appearance that is boldly attractive and appropriate in many projects.