Outdoor Living Space Ideas

How to Build a Pergola on a Deck

Are you looking to upgrade your backyard sanctuary with an attractive pergola as the centerpiece of your brand new deck? Nowadays, more and more homeowners are choosing to incorporate cozy pergolas into their outdoor living spaces. Not only do these inviting structures provide shade and respite from the sun, but they also add visual appeal to both large and small decks—not to mention a touch of sophistication! If that's the direction you'd like to go with your backyard design but you're not sure how to build a pergola on a deck, follow along here for helpful tips.

How to Build a Pergola on a Deck in a Few Easy Steps

Building your own pergola can be a daunting task, especially for those without much experience in DIY projects. But don't worry, you...

5 Best Pergola Kits

Are you looking for ways to spend more time outdoors? Many of us want to create outdoor living spaces right in our own backyard to make better use of the outdoors and make the space easier to enjoy. Do you want more privacy? More shade? Some rain protection? You may have plenty of room to hang out, but it needs a little TLC. If your space is hindered by one of these problems, and you’re unsure how to tackle it, one of our pergola kits could be your solution! Finding a way to make your favorite place easy to enjoy without blowing your backyard budget can be a challenge. Finding quality DIY pergola kits might also seem daunting. But with our pergolas, it’s quite simple. We build high-quality pergola kits...

5 Best Wall Pergola Kits

A pergola can change the dynamic of any yard or patio by giving purpose to an empty space. While free-standing, four-post pergolas can create a room out of nothing, an attached, wall pergola kit has some distinct features that make it a wonderful addition to the outside of your home. This article will review features of our wall-mounted pergola kits that you can use as a guide to transform your backyard. If you're looking to create an outdoor living room, or open air dining space, an attached wall pergola that extends out from your home can help make your dream a reality. Here is a list of the 5 best wall pergola kits that can make your backyard the best new space for all-season outdoor living!

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Festive Christmas Pergola Ideas: The Best Tips for Lighting & Decorating a Pergola for Christmas & Other Seasonal Holidays

While you may be dreaming of a white Christmas, if you live where real snowflakes won’t be a reality, at least you can still add your outdoor Christmas pergola decorations and celebrate outside without the worry of frostbite! If you do live where the forecast calls for chilly temps and you don’t mind the cold, make a plan to have your party outdoors and stock up on firewood. Just be sure to have your guests dress warm, and plan to huddle around the fireplace, or invest in some outdoor heaters to keep everyone cozy underneath a Christmas pergola decorated with lights, garlands and holiday cheer. There's nothing like getting a breath of fresh air when you're bundled up under your covered pergola or patio. Warm or cold, the holiday season is a...

Pergola Landscaping With Potted Plants

Any season is a good time to think about sprucing up your pergola by landscaping with potted plants. You've found the best wooden pergola kits and taken the effort to learn where to put a pergola and how to install a pergola properly. Now it's your chance to finish off the look of your pergola with potted plant arrangements. Whether you have a concrete patio with a pergola or a pergola in a garden or on a deck, landscaping with planters and flower pots offers a lot of options. This article will look at the top tips and tricks for landscaping around a pergola. Plan Ahead for Potted Plant Arrangements Consider Your Containers Select Your Spacing Choose Your Colors Pick Your Plants  

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Nine Site Preparation Tips for a Successful Pergola Installation

A pergola adds beauty and a sense of intimacy to any outdoor space. But there are crucial steps you need to take before your pergola installation to ensure the success of your project. This article will provide site preparation advice, yard prep suggestions and other tips to help you get ready for your pergola installation. As you learn how to properly install your pergola, you'll want to follow these steps: Select Your Material Check Local Building Requirements Review HOA Regulations Choose Your Pergola Installation Site With Care Investigate Impediments Look Out for Landscaping Inspect Site Lines Call 811 Consider Hiring a Pergola Installation Professional  

Why Build an Outdoor Structure?

People choose to build an outdoor structure like a custom-built pergola for many reasons. Wood pergola designs can: Offer shade Extend a home's livable space Create an outdoor living area Add a focal point to...

Where to Put a Pergola

Discover the perfect spot in your backyard for your new pergola. Ever dreamed of having a luxurious outdoor space but unsure where to start? Whether your backyard is big or small, a pergola can transform it into an inviting sanctuary. In this guide, we'll reveal the top locations to place your pergola, ensuring it adds charm and functionality to your outdoor area. Get ready to turn your backyard into a "wow" space and get answers to one of your top patio questions "where to put a pergola". Whether you have a large poolside retreat or a small backyard, a pergola makes a wonderful addition to your outdoor space. This article will share some of the most popular options for pergola placement, so when you're ready to order yours from Pergola Depot,...

Easy and Low-Maintenance Patio Plants to Grow Under and Around Your Pergola

You've just installed a Pergola Depot pergola — congratulations! Or perhaps you're still planning out your perfect custom pergola or looking to perk up an existing structure. In any case, you'll be looking for some low-maintenance patio plants to enhance the look and feel of your outdoor living area. Whether you want glossy, heart-shaped foliage, climbing vines or colorful flowers, we have you covered with ideas for pergola plants that do well in full sun or partial shade. Read on for recommendations on the best pergola hanging plants and climbing plants for pots. Enjoy the blooms of each season and consider choosing some that are evergreen for a year-round display of beautiful greenery.  

Pergola Planters for Every Need

Pergola planters are an excellent choice when you want to soften the look...

How To Keep Bugs Away From Your Pergola & Patio

Adding a pergola to your yard is a great way to enjoy nature and create a gathering place for friends and family — as long as you're also keeping insects away. When bugs invade your outdoor space, it can bring fun and relaxation to a screeching halt. So, what's a homeowner to do? We'll share a few tried-and-true methods on how to keep bugs away from your patio, pergola, porch and other outdoor living spaces. Once we've dispensed with the pests, we'll show you how Pergola Depot can turn your backyard into an entertainment hub with a beautiful, affordable wood pergola kit.  

What Keeps Bugs Away?

It's an age-old problem. When the weather is fine, you want to invite family and friends over for a backyard get-together. But it's the uninvited guests...

What Do Homebuyers Want? The Best Outdoor Amenities That Buyers Love

If you're thinking about selling your house in the next few years, you'll want to consider the question, "What do homebuyers want?" Near the top of that list are outdoor amenities and an outdoor living area that provides lots of options. Building a space to entertain family and friends is important for today's modern living. Homes with outdoor living spaces appeal to buyers who want to maximize their backyard uses. In this article, we'll look at the top ideas for outdoor amenities and how pergolas can be the perfect complement to exterior living spaces.  

Outdoor Living Trends

Smart home sellers know the benefits of keeping up with the top outdoor living trends. A majority of real estate professionals cite an outdoor kitchen as the feature that's most attractive to homebuyers. The design...