Arbors are a great idea to add something to your garden or backyard, they are not very difficult or pricey, they are not something that will dominate your garden, they will however give you a great chance to choose a space and make it a little special, and if you put some work into it you will probably soon discover that people prefer to spend their time in that spot of your garden.
Arbors have a unique use and that is to allow wine and grapes, in time people started using the arbors for many divers reasons and the arbor has turned from something that you use in order to produce into a thing that can be used to upgrade and decorate most outdoor, events and even some indoor spots.
The arbor is a perfect solution for a small house with a medium sized garden, if you look for an arbor that will cover some space that is the closest to any exit point from the house you will create a lovely sitting corner and a place you can enjoy right out of your house, it may sound strange but most people do like to sit outside, and even a few feet away from the house, and under a ceiling is good and will have a nice effect on just about anyone.
If you think you could do some work around the arbor you stand a very good chance of really getting your garden improvement task going, with some gardening you can create an arbor environment, try planting a few flowers along the borders of the arbor and you will notice that now your arbor has it own garden frame, it will be better integrated into the garden thus defining its space within it. Think of a Sunday morning brunch with friends under the arbor surrounded by flowers, this is very possible and it will not require you asking your bank for any favors…
Another idea of using an arbor is creating an isolated spot in the garden or the backyard, one that anyone can use to get away and reflect, read a book, take a short or long nap and even work at. An arbor located away from the house can also be groomed for people to appreciate from inside the house, by decorating the arbor with flowers or plants you will achieve a magical spot that you will enjoy both form the inside and outside.
The great thing about an arbor is that you can do it yourself and it is relatively inexpensive and easy to make, if you want to buy one you should first check out this market, there are a lot of different products and a wide range of prices, the best thing to look for is durability and material use, main question is how good will it be in the winter, water and rain, even snow. If you are in the market for an arbor I would advise you to go out and look at the real differences between the different arbor makers.