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Favorite Landscape Features

Followers love to see the unique features our customers have added around their Pergola Depot pergola design, including landscaping, lighting, and furniture. If you've got a few photos of your Pergola Depot pergola and unique landscaping, submit pictures that show your design today. How? Take a couple photos of your Pergola Depot pergola during any point of your pergola build. Send your pergola pictures to us via email or Facebook. Add a note with the photo including Pergola Depot pergola design model (Big...

Outdoor Dining Tips

Hosting Thanksgiving this year and in search of some outdoor dining tips? If you live where it's warm enough to entertain on your patio (or you're braving the cooler temps), a couple quick tips to consider: Keep it simple and make a buffet table inside to keep the food warm; Use small side tables for appetizers and desserts; Prep sides and bake desserts a day early; Assign the jobs of greeter and turkey carver to a family member to lessen...

Customer Showcase of Attached and Freestanding Pergolas

Our customers located in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Texas provided a showcase of our Big Kahuna freestanding pergola and our Big Kahuna attached pergola. Photos offer ideas on how to design your outdoor patio as well as placement of a patio pergola. Examples shown are a variety here of customers' wood pergola kits in pine and cedar, attached and freestanding. Thank you to our valued customers for submitting their fabulous photos of their pergola projects coast to coast! Related topics: How to Transform Your...

South Dakota Pergola Project

Our South Dakota pergola customer was a favorite photo by our blog followers, who shared photos of their custom Fedora Pergola Kit. They also added paver bases and wall which added a nice touch to this South Dakota pergola design! We welcome photos of Pergola Depot pergola projects from states coast to coast. South Dakota Pergola Designs This custom Fedora pergola kit is a popular choice for South Dakota and other locations across the U.S. It's fun to see designs from a...

Pergola Customer Photo Finalists

We thank our valued pergola customers that stretch from Idaho to New York for submitting their pergola photos. These represent outdoor retreat projects that incorporate a custom Fedora Pergola Kit, a freestanding pine Big Kahuna pergola kit, and freestanding cedar Big Kahuna pergola kits. One has added a coat of stain to add a little extra color to their backyard patio cover. Many of the photos shown on our Facebook page are also from other valued pergola customers. It's fun to...

10 Tips for a Party on the Patio

Turn your space into a warm and modern looking outdoor area that welcomes your visitors to enjoy the autumn weather. This article on HGTV.com gives a few good fall party tips to consider when you're planning your outdoor gathering. Sometimes, all that your existing space needs is a little color by adding comfortable throw pillows to your deck or patio seating. Or, if you're looking to create a larger area for entertaining, you could extend your patio by adding an attached pergola,...

Virginia Backyard Retreat

If you live in Virginia and would like to build a pine or cedar pergola to complete your backyard retreat, look no further than Pergola Depot. We have many different styles, and over 90 different sizes to choose from. We sell pergola kits in all 95 counties and cities in The Old Dominion State such as Alexandria, Centreville, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Rocky Mount, and Waynesboro. A happy customer from Augusta County sent us a note and photos of their pergola: "Here are some...

California Pergola Design Creates Backyard Retreat

This California customer who was a favorite in a past customer photo contest showed how their California pergola design could create a backyard retreat that could be enjoyed year-round. The accessories they added to their freestanding Big Kahuna pergola made a comfortable and welcoming area to relax and enjoy the outdoors into the evening hours. Thank you to our California pergola customer for sharing the photos that others can enjoy! Our readers love to see pergola projects from all locations and...

DIY Pergola Kit Customer Photos

Looking for ideas for a patio project you're working on and want to include a DIY pergola kit? The photos our customers submit showing their in progress or finished projects offer great ideas in locations in various states coast-to-coast. Some of those are shown here. If you're looking for sturdy, quality DIY pergola kit, consider one of our 5 popular pergola styles. We always use either western red rough sawn tight knot cedar or pressure treated #1 southern yellow pine lumber. We...

Add Magic to Your Patio

Eloquently coined "A Masterpiece" by a Big Kahuna pergola kit customer from Vermont, the freestanding pine pergola shown in their summer build photos reveals the magic they've added to a simple stamped concrete patio. Snippet from their pergola story: "The most surprising thing is that the brand new pergola instantly looked as if it had always been there: a missing piece that now completes the whole. It ties the house, the patio, and the garden all together, enhancing every element and relating each...