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Pergola Project Reveal

We wanted to re-share this customer’s blogpost from our archives because it captures perfectly the serenity they’ve created with their pergola, furniture, and other design elements to create a peaceful outdoor living area. One of her wishes was that she had taken a before photo to show alongside the after photos shown in her blog.So, if you’ve already purchased your pergola kit and are in the early stages of creating your outdoor oasis, snap a couple pics to save [...]

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Create Your Favorite Fall Patio

If you want to create an outdoor space you can enjoy well after dark during those cool fall evenings, put your patio design ideas into action and turn your backyard into your favorite fall gathering spot with friends and family. Easily make your patio an extension of your indoor space with the perks of being out in the fresh air by adding a cover, lighting, and some simple finishing touches. Whether it’s for a football game get-together or an [...]

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Help Us Help with Hurricane Response

Help Us Help Hurricane Victims Millions of people have been affected by the recent slew of hurricanes that have wreaked havoc over the past few weeks. There have been some major corporations stepping up and helping out Habitat For Humanity Hurricane Response Fund in a big way, and we would like to do our part as well. So, for every purchase made between 9/23/17 – 10/7/17 of over $1000, Pergola Depot will donate $100 to Habitat for Humanity’s Hurricane Recovery Fund. If [...]

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Best Outdoor Living Structures

You don’t have to have an elaborate patio to create that special spot to relax under the stars. Outdoor living structures can be found in all sizes and price ranges that can extend the reach of your home by simply adding on to the space you already have or converting an unused space into your outdoor retreat.One easy way to create an extension of your home is with composite or wood decking. There are pros and cons to each material, [...]

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Have a Favorite Pergola Photo to Share?

Submit your favorite pergola photos of your backyard build including your pine or cedar pergola kit by email or via Facebook, and be entered in our monthly photo contest. Pergola Depot customers submit photos of the pergola they’ve assembled, and our followers choose the Customer of the Month on our blog. Results are posted on our Blog, Facebook and Twitter. Customers can submit photos of their Pergola Depot pergolas any time to be entered in a future month contest. April 2017 Customer of the [...]

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December Customer of the Month

This freestanding cedar pergola kit topped the vote count for the Pergola Depot December Customer of the Month! Our blog followers chose Pergola 4, a custom Big Kahuna cedar pergola kit! Congratulations to our Florida pergola kit customer and thank you to all of our customers for sharing your photos. If yours wasn’t chosen, you can still submit new photos of your pergola project any time to be considered for a future customer of the month! We welcome photos of your Pergola [...]

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Outdoor Room Designs to Transform Your Backyard

Outdoor kitchens, arbors, pergolas, and pools; the possibilities are endless for your new outdoor room designs! If you’re in the midst of planning your backyard project, consider adding a garden feature such as a wood arbor or pergola, a stone fireplace with a built-in grill, a soothing water element (see some suggestions from HGTV), or a comfortable seating arrangement centered around a fire pit or swimming pool. You probably know a local contractor who can help build your patio and perhaps [...]

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Water Saving Yard Designs

It’s not always possible to create a balance of shade and sun in your yard (and keep your plants healthy) with water saving yard designs, especially if you live in a climate that’s hot many months out of the year. But don’t give up! If you’re looking for tips for yard designs that can help you save water and keep your home cooler during heat waves and dry spells, read on for a few handy resources. Creating shade with [...]

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Expand Your Outdoor Living Space

Working on expanding your outdoor living space? Consider a classic pergola design to add style and shade to an outdoor deck or patio. You can easily extend your outdoor living space right out your back door to create a cool and comfortable sitting area. Create the custom look and feel you desire to enhance your outdoor experience, starting with a custom pergola. Relax in the comfortable setting that was designed specifically for your space. With a variety of styles and building [...]

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Fireplace and Stonework Enhance Custom Outdoor Patio

A loyal Indiana pergola customer recently shared views from their yard where they installed a new custom outdoor patio. They’ve enhanced their sitting area with beautiful stonework, a fireplace, and large stepping stones. It’s a great sampling of photos from different angles to display the use of landscaping to soften the edges of the patio. Installing an outdoor fireplace can spur all-season outdoor relaxation, depending on the weather in your location. In Indiana, even though the average first frost date [...]

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