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Transform Your Outdoor Look with a Pergola or a Pavilion

August has arrived, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. There is still plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor space whether it’s a yard, pond, patio, or garden. Your dream space, big or small, can be improved and transformed with a pergola or pavilion.Add a Pergola or Pavilion - Concord NC - IBD Outdoor Rooms

Add Height and Depth with A Structure

You may not even realize how much your space needs a structure to transform it into the place to be. A structure can be functional and beautiful while bringing the space together with a design. An addition like a quality pergola or pavilion will not only enhance your life, but will also bring up the value of your property. It’s an investment in your home and your future!

Quality Starts With Design

IBD Outdoor Rooms brings quality outdoor products to your door, starting with the material our products are made of. We work with the best partners to insure that our lumber is the best quality possible for our customers. This allows you to get more for your money, and best combination of price, color, longevity, and finish. All of our pergolas are made with Douglas Fir to offer the desired appearance and diminish warps and twists.

The design itself lends itself to architectural beauty. Gently curved beams and arched braces create elegant structures that enhance any space. You can choose from standard designs and sizes, or opt for a custom design with our same sturdy and beautiful lumber. At IBD Outdoor Rooms we specialize in pergolas and pavilions, both standard and custom designs. Pergolas consist of beautiful framework that can be adorned with curtains and trailing plants. Pavilions are structures that usually have no walls and a solid roof. Both are great options for all regions and climates.

Pergola or Pavilion?

Standard designs include the 2 post and 4 post pergolas, hip roof pavilion, and gable pavilion. The roofs on pergolas are left unfinished. In order for your pergola to offer desired shade, you can opt for a crosshatch roof, east/west orientation, and curtains to top it off. Pavilions are roofed and are great for use in all seasons. IBD offers decking kits, cedar shingles, thatch roofing, Sunbrella awning fabric, and more. For the best ideas for your outdoor space, check out our photo gallery. You can even combine two designs or customize your own. The best way to decide what type of design will work for your space is to speak with an expert!

Call 704-960-4530 to get started today.

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Get Your Fall Project Started Now!

Spring may be for cleaning but summer is for barbecues and fall is for bonfires! Now is a great time to start thinking about your fall projects. Your outdoor fun doesn’t have to end when cool weather hits. At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we have great options for your outdoor space that are durable, practical, and stylish.

Your Dream Space

When you begin thinking about your fall project, the sky is the limit. You can build up with a new pergola to lounge beneath on a cool evening while stars are out. You can choose to remodel and upgrade your fire or kitchen appliances, or start a new construction! Whatever you’re planning, start with IBD Outdoor Rooms for ideas and models to choose from. Next, hire a certified contractor for building and a certified technician or chimney sweep to install your fire appliances. At IBD Outdoor Rooms we turn fantasy into reality and safety is our top priority.

Outdoor Kitchens

Many homeowners find it cost-effective and beneficial to install an outdoor kitchen. It helps to keep a party from getting overcrowded in the house. It helps to keep noises, odors, and heat from getting inside. An outdoor kitchen also creates a great focal point for a landscape. Since it will likely become the focal point of your yard, make sure it’s a beauty! When you shop IBD Outdoor Rooms, you have control over the shape, size, model, and finish of your outdoor kitchen islands, cabinet units, ovens, kamado grill spaces, and more.

Outdoor Fireplaces

The kitchen will likely strike the interest of the Grill Master, but the fireplace or fire pit will get all the attention from everyone else. You can choose a fire pit that fits the size and shape of your space and select a finish that fits your personality and your landscape. You can also get it installed before fall. Only if you start this summer!

Beautify for Fall

You may not be interested in outdoor entertaining at all, but want to increase the aesthetic. You can invest in your property’s look by installing a new mailbox, lamppost, pergola, or even a custom structure or building. If your mailbox is drab and rusted, or even leaking or collecting bugs, consider a new mailbox. Our mailboxes and lampposts are sure to increase your curb appeal, are designed to “break-a-way” if hit by a car, and can be matched to your landscape through a variety of finishes. Many of these extras are perfect for a do-it-yourself project and can be completed before cold weather hits this fall.

If it’s a pergola or pavilion you want, it will be best to build in the summer. Winter ground can be difficult to work with and to install an adequate floor and foundation. Check out designs or discuss custom structures with an IBD Outdoor Room expert, and we’ll make sure it arrives in time for construction! All you need is a contractor to do the work.

Start now by calling IBD Outdoor Rooms at 704-960-4530 or scheduling an appointment online!

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Let’s Talk Pavilions

The perfect outdoor addition that adds value and beauty to your home and offers a place of relaxation, leisure, and enjoyment  -- a pavilion.

The perfect outdoor addition that adds value and beauty to your home and offers a place of relaxation, leisure, and enjoyment — a pavilion.

One of the newest trends in outdoor living, pavilions are popping up in backyards all across the country. A way to add an open outdoor room to your home, a pavilion gives your family a focal point to enjoy the outdoors, and it increases the value of your home. At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we can customize pavilions to be any size or shape to your taste, and we also build pergolas as well, so you have many choices of styles and shapes from which to choose. Increase the value of your house while creating a space for your family and friends to bond outdoors by contacting IBD Outdoor Rooms today to talk to us about building a pavilion or pergola in your yard.

Pavilion or Pergola?

You may be wondering what the difference is between a pavilion and a pergola. A pavilion is usually open (although it can be enclosed with screen or glass), sometimes ornamental, and is used as a place of recreational shelter and entertainment. A pergola generally is a structure made of parallel columns supporting an open and flat roof of cross rafters and girders. Whichever style you choose, IBD Outdoor Rooms can customize the perfect pavilion or pergola to exactly how you would like it to look, using whatever wood you choose. We have both post options, including the standard Douglas fir post, Black Locust Bark posts, Hand Hewn posts, and Milled with Draw Knife finish posts, and rafter and roof options, including convex cove rafter tails, Appalachian rafter tails, bullnose rafter tails, cove rafter tails, German S rafter tails, German cover rafter tails, cross hatch tops, twigs for tops, Spanish moss, thatch roofing, roof decking, and cedar shake shingles.

Pavilion Designs

If you need some design ideas for your pavilion, Better Homes and Gardens has an article, “Pool House and Pavilion Ideas” that will inspire you to create your dream pavilion or pergola. One idea features a pavilion that matches the decor of the home by painting the structure to match the color of the home. A large, airy pavilion, it features latticework screening for privacy and includes a dining set with a large chandelier to be enjoyed at all times. Another idea calls for screening in the roofed pavilion to protect you and your family from insects while you enjoy your time eating and relaxing in your private escape. A third, very large pavilion provides two separate areas: one includes an outdoor fireplace, which can be easily installed by IBD Outdoor Rooms, and the other space is reserved as a dining area. There is even a glass-roofed pavilion that is laminated to filter in sunlight, painted in a light color to reflect the sun to keep the room cool and airy, and features an outdoor grill nestled in the wall that separates it from the patio. As you can see, the sky is the limit when it comes to designing your perfect pavilion.

We at IBD Outdoor Rooms want to build you the pavilion or pergola of your dreams. Contact us today to talk to our qualified staff about planning your customized outdoor structure. We will walk you through the entire process, from planning to building.

Imagine Your Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Just about all of us daydream about ways to take our homes closer to our dream-home vision. But few parts of our homes offer more flexibility and possibility than our outdoor space — which is part of why outdoor kitchens have been getting more and more popular. We don’t have to worry about load-bearing walls and existing ceiling height — aside of the framework of the size of our yard or patio and our budget, we can really dream as big as we want to.

Now's the time to let your imagination and creativity shine. Create that dreamy outdoor kitchen you've always wanted!

Now’s the time to let your imagination and creativity shine. Create that dreamy outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted!

And that’s a big part of why we love what we do at IBD Outdoor Rooms: We get to help make those outdoor kitchen dreams a reality — and do so just about every day!

Create A Kitchen That’s Totally ‘You’

IBD Outdoor Rooms can help you enjoy an outdoor kitchen that’s exactly what you need and want, from the look to the function. From start to finish, your space can be designed to be totally you.

Islands

An outdoor kitchen can be a lot more than a grill and some counter space, and IDB’s kitchen island options let you custom-create a kitchen design and setup that perfectly fits your outdoor space, the way you plan to use it and the visual vision you have for it. Place and mix and match our six different basic designs to work with space and shape and your cooking and entertainment needs, and decide on a finished look — including whether you want the island already finished and ready to install, partially finished and ready for final touches, or an unfinished blank slate.

Appliances

You can take an outdoor kitchen a bunch of different ways. If you want a space designed mostly for entertaining, we can focus on more countertop and dining space. But if cooking is your thing, IBD can accommodate that love in a big way. We can start with our basic kitchen island design and the appliance space they offer, and build from there. Our wood-fired ovens are seriously beautiful and ready for serious pizza baking (and more). We can also build in a Kamado Kaddy or Kradle to comfortably and stylishly house your kamado grill in your new outdoor kitchen.

Settings

You might want your kitchen to be totally open to the out of doors, or you might want a little shade or protection from the elements. IBD Outdoor Rooms can suit your preferences to the letter, whichever way you’re leaning. If you’d like a little shade and some added architectural draw, we have a variety of different pergolas and pavilions that can be customized to fit your vision. You can add a simple four-post pergola, or an eye-grabbing Hip Roof Pavilion. Want more coverage? We can deliver everything from cedar-shingled roofs to fabric awnings from Sunbrella.

Beyond The Basics

Our intent at IDB is to help you turn fantasy into reality — and if that fantasy includes taking your outdoor kitchen even further with some cool fire features, we can help there too! Want something more bold and modern? Our Art of Fire fireplaces are just that — works of art that also provide the warmth of fire. We carry everything you’ll need to create the perfect outdoor fireplace or fire pit, too, whether that’s small and simple or a major centerpiece!

Do you have a vision for a perfect outdoor kitchen? IBD Outdoor Rooms would love to help make it real. Just give us a call!