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Fabulous Fall Fireplaces

The arrival of fall brings images of sitting around an outdoor fireplace on a cool evening. A fire ring or fire pit can also offer a similar glow and warmth to your backyard patio. Contact your local landscape designer to create a warm feature to add to one of your favorite places to relax, or build one yourself! Browse around on Pinterest for build a fire pit ideas.

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Pool Shade Structures that Stand Out

If you’re gearing up for those fall and early winter poolside parties, maybe this is the year to add another spot to cool off on deck. Pool shade structures can be anything from a portable umbrella over a sturdy picnic table to a cedar or pine pergola with stylish seating. If you have an expansive area to fill, a larger 6 post pergola could provide the extra coverage you’re looking for. To make the most of your backyard oasis, add some landscaping for a more [...]

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How to Transform Your Patio with a Wall Mounted Pergola

In the world of outdoor structures that enhance your outdoor living area such as a wooden pergola, there are two types – a wall mounted pergola and a free standing pergola. Also known as attached pergolas in our industry, a wall mounted pergola can transform your patio into a comfortable lounging area to host a your next dinner party right out your back door. When it’s attached to the wall, there are two posts in a standard size pergola [...]

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Creative Ways for Building Patio Shade

States like Arizona, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico rank in the top 20 sunniest states for sunny day frequency, so finding ways to create some patio shade continues well into the winter months that many states view as hibernation season. Pergolas offer a nice balance of shade and sunlight to your backyard retreat. A solid wood pergola can enhance your outdoor living by creating a space where you can escape those sunny rays year-round, but still see glimpses of filtered light. Create Extra Patio Shade Whether you’re in [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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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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 (here’s a few tips on how to measure for a 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 [...]


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 [...]