Rick's New Pergola Kits Help Create Outdoor Living Space

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Custom fencing and decking company offers additional do-it-yourself options for budget-minded homeowners.

Cedar Pergola Kit

Pergolas have been one of our most popular items at home and garden shows this spring, and we're anticipating a big trend toward outdoor structures such as pergolas for 2010

Portland, OR Outdoor living spaces are one of the hottest trends in home and garden design this spring, as cash-strapped Americans increasingly choose to spend their vacations at home. To help homeowners create backyard oases for entertaining or simply relaxing outside, Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking is now offering cedar and vinyl pergola kits starting at just $750 for a limited time.

The 14’x16’ pergola kits come with a detailed instructional brochure for do-it-yourself installation, and the price includes a face-to-face consultation with an installation expert. Cedar pergolas start at $750, while vinyl kits start at $999 and come in white or sand.

About a third of home remodel dollars go toward creating outdoor living areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of all outdoor home improvement projects, a cedar or vinyl pergola is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to define an outdoor room and make a backyard or patio more inviting.

“Pergolas have been one of our most popular items at home and garden shows this spring, and we’re anticipating a big trend toward outdoor structures such as pergolas for 2010,” said Rick Stanley, founder of Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking. “Homeowners are attracted to their elegance, their simplicity and their ability to add a lot of impact for relatively little money.”

For homeowners looking to add outdoor living space and architectural interest to their homes, Stanley offers the following pergola building tips:

—Consider the view from overlooking windows. If you’re installing a pergola close to your house, make sure you don’t block any windows. It’s also a good idea to examine your building site from each overlooking window to get a feel for how a pergola will affect your view.

—Choose the best material for your needs. Cedar offers a more rustic, traditional style that will blend in with your yard’s vegetation, whereas vinyl is a lower-maintenance option and will stand out against a natural background.

—Customize your pergola to fit your style. To enhance a colonial or cottage-style home with an English garden, decorate your pergola with colorful flower baskets and trailing vines. For an Asian-inspired look, hang Japanese lanterns. If you use Tuscan style in your home design, allow grapevines to climb your pergola for a Mediterranean flavor.

About Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking
Since 1980, Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking has become one of the largest fencing and decking retailers in the Pacific Northwest. With locations in Gresham, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Salem and the Tri-Cities, the company has built a reputation for providing high-quality materials and top-notch construction expertise. Rick’s specializes in custom deck and fence designs, materials and installations for both residential and commercial properties.

For more information about Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking, visit http://www.RicksFencing.com

Nicole Woods
Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking
Phone: 503-648-7830 ext. 115


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