Different Kinds of Outdoor Additions

Jun 29, 2020

Outdoor additions are a great way to spruce up your property and boost the value of your home. Fortunately, there are many different types of structures that you can choose from. Home Wizards, one of the area’s top deck installers and exterior remodelers, shares more information about the various kinds of outdoor additions that you can build.



Pergolas are typically rectangular or square in shape with open sides. They are built with four corner posts and a flat open roof of horizontal timber beams. The amount of shade that you can get from a pergola depends on roof spacing and plant growth (if vegetation is part of its design). A pergola can be free-standing in your yard or added to your home or deck.


Portico is an Italian term that means “small porch.” That said, a portico is a porch leading to the entrance of your home. It can also be extended as a colonnade with a roof structure over a walkway and supported by columns. It’s up to you if you want to have it enclosed by walls. You may want to consult with siding contractors to ensure that the design of your portico goes well with your cladding.


Gazebos are among the most popular structures added to homes. They look like small buildings featuring a roof over a small area. Gazebos usually include benches or patio furniture for sitting. They are ideal settings for dining, entertaining and even special occasions like weddings. It’s common to see gazebos in public parks too.


Arbors are built with two or four posts, and it can be arched or square at the top. They can be made of iron, wood, steel or wood polymer composite materials. An arbor typically features a trellis, which help create a tunnel-like passageway of climbing plants. Arbor tunnels are a charming addition to any garden, and they offer an elegant way of providing shade along a pathway.

Home Wizards is a family-owned and operated business that delivers superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service. If you’re looking for deck or porch builders, our team of professionals can carry out your project to a high standard. Call us at (770) 998-1809 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation.

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