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Staining and Sealing Wood Pergolas: When and How to Do it Right

In warm climates, winter and early Spring are the perfect time of year to take care of outdoor tasks, like staining and sealing wood. In cooler climates it’ll soon be time to get out your brushes and other supplies for staining outdoor wood structures such as pergolas. This article will answer questions such as: Why is staining and sealing wood important? When should you stain or seal a wood pergola? What types of products are best for staining and sealing wood? What are [...]

Pergola Design Ideas for Outdoor Room

Pergola Design Ideas and How to Choose

Are you sitting down this weekend to sort through all your ideas about what to do with your backyard patio? Would you like a pergola to be part of the design? There are so many ideas out there for pergola design ideas for patios and backyard areas, it’s hard to know where to start! This article can provide some inspiration, lay out some options (freestanding, attached, pergola over a hot tub or patio, long vs. square, spaced slats vs. [...]

Patio Pergola Plans for Outdoor Living Space

Pergola Plans for Your Outdoor Living Space

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect outdoor living space. If your plan includes a pergola, picture yourself lounging on a comfy sofa under a beautiful patio cover to transform your space into a relaxing retreat. Build in a pergola and you’ll find that your design is both functional and enchanting. A garden feature that dates back to Ancient Greeks and Romans, the pergola is an outdoor structure that makes your patio an inviting haven. As you review your [...]

Cedar Garden Pergola – Big Kahuna

Pergola vs Gazebo

There are many options when choosing an outdoor shade structure that also adds beauty to your backyard design. Two of the best choices for offering shade include pergolas and gazebos. Which is best for your space? Pergolas and gazebos both serve similar functions on a patio or in a backyard space. When you compare a pergola vs gazebo, you’ll see 3 main contrasts. The biggest difference is in the shape and overall appearance. Other variations for these popular outdoor [...]

Removable Pergola Shade Covers

Best Pergola Covers for Shade

The best pergola covers for shade usually have 3 specific qualities. They’re sturdy, they’re stylish, and they blend well with the outdoors. Qualities of the Most Popular Pergola Covers Most homeowners are looking for durable pergola covers that will enhance their outdoor space. Quality materials, design elements such as notched wood, and density of rafters and top slats are features that make our pergolas popular. The durability of our products paired with appealing design features are top qualities that ensure you’ll [...]


Attached Pergola Designs for Backyard Living

Longing for a spot you can relax outside any time of year? Attach a pergola to your house and you’ll have an instant outdoor room you can use 24×7. Think about how much more you’ll use your patio if it’s covered than left exposed to the elements. Let’s face it, most of us don’t spend enough time in the good ‘ole outdoors and the reason might be accessibility to a comfy spot. Attached pergola kits are actually one of [...]

DIY Pergola Kit Assembly Post Installation - Big Kahuna

How to Build a Pergola from a Kit

Have you been scouring DIY sites trying to find the perfect set of instructions for how to build a pergola? Have you considered more of a hybrid approach to creating the perfect wood structure for your backyard? Our pergola kits give you the best of both worlds. Take the guesswork out of knowing whether you’ve got the right materials. The cutting and drilling are the steps that will be most time-intensive and require special tools. Let us do all [...]


Modern Pergola Kits

Outdoor living designs often show off one specific feature of your backyard. If you’d like the main event in your design to be a pergola, we’ve got a few ideas to help you make yours a reality. First, think about how you envision the end result to be. Do you want to completely cover a dining area and have lots of space to spare? Or are you creating a semi-open roof for a patio in a metropolitan setting? Maybe you’re [...]

Freestanding Custom 11x15 Pergola with outdoor bar – Big Kahuna

Outdoor Kitchen Pergola Ideas

Quality bonding with friends and family is oftentimes centered around food! Something that makes those experiences even better is cooking outside. If you’re a foodie (or just enjoy eating), and like the fresh air, maybe it’s time to create that outdoor kitchen you’ve been designing in your mind’s eye. What are some of the top features of an outdoor kitchen? Do you envision a large dining table for friends and family to gather for special times? Or do you prefer [...]


Unique Pergola Designs for Outdoor Living

If you’re looking for something unique to improve your outdoor living space, consider these pergola designs to make your space usable year-round. Pergolas add a design element that can expand your existing backyard area by virtually creating an extra room. Some of the newest pergola designs can be used to create an outdoor kitchen, expand your entertaining area, or make a simple secluded spot to relax. Whether you’re an old pro at planning and designing or a newbie on [...]