Outdoor Living

pergola designs

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 [...]

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backyard shade ideas
backyard shade ideas

Shade Ideas for Your Backyard or Patio

Looking for backyard shade ideas you can add to your outdoor space? Is your patio sitting empty for many of the hot summer months because there’s not enough shade? There are many types of structures you can add to cover your patio ranging from umbrellas to retractable awnings. But if you’re looking for a more permanent structure that can withstand extreme weather conditions and create an inviting space, consider adding a wood pergola. Pergolas provide shade and can transform an [...]

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uses for a pergola

Top 5 Uses for a Pergola

Are you trying to make your outdoor space usable year-round? Would you like a special shady spot for your family, friends, and your beloved pets? These are a couple of the top 5 uses for a pergola. Our list consists of tried and true perks of owning your own pergola. These apply to any landscape or climate – hot, cold, dry, or wet. Which one on the list ranks #1 for you? Best Uses for a Pergola Enhance your outdoor entertaining [...]

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outdoor pergola kits
outdoor pergola kits
outdoor pergola kits

3 Time-tested Elements for Outdoor Living Space Design

A leading trend in outdoor room design incorporates outdoor pergola kits into the landscape. Designs have evolved over the years, but core elements that still remain to create the framework for your outdoor space include patio flooring, natural boundaries, and structures such as outdoor pergola kits, gazebos, pagodas, and similar wood structures. One of the first steps is to define the borders of your outdoor room. Measure off the area and make your wish-list for the space. Are you trying [...]

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Spring home maintenance tips

10 Spring Home Maintenance Tips

It’s fun to flip through the home & garden show fliers that show up in our mailbox this time of year, dream about the possibilities for home improvements, and make plans to attend the local show and support local businesses. As I was leafing through a few recent mailers, I noticed that most of them have a handy checklist for spring home maintenance. Obviously, the one you get in your mailbox will have the best list suited to your [...]

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Pergola Depot Awarded Best of Houzz 2018

We’re pleased to announce that Pergola Depot has been awarded “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This is Pergola Depot’s fourth Best Of Houzz award, following on from our 2015, 2016, and 2017 awards for Customer Service. We love our customers and very much appreciate all of the pergola kit customer reviews we’ve received, and being recognized for the attention to quality that is so important to our team at Pergola Depot. Pergola Depot [...]

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winter staycation ideas

Winter Staycation Ideas

When you think of a winter outdoor retreat or winter staycation ideas, what comes to mind? A great way to take a break from the last minute holiday shopping and excitement if you can’t venture too far from home is to find a nearby trail or park, take a neighborhood stroll or bike ride, or relax and enjoy the backyard retreat you spent all that time creating this summer. If you’re planning to take a First Day Hike when 2018 [...]

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backyard holiday party

Tips for a Festive Backyard Holiday Party

While you may be dreaming of a white Christmas, if you live in a spot on the map where real snowflakes won’t be a reality, at least you can have a backyard holiday party to share the highlights of the year without getting frostbite! Or 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 [...]

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outdoor patio decorations
outdoor patio decorations

Easy Outdoor Patio Decorations

Looking for some simple outdoor patio decorations for the upcoming holidays? Dust off that old toboggan and skates! Use what you have or find something new this year, but keep in mind that decorations can be flashy – or subtle. Your front porch is the first thing your visitors see during the holidays, so get creative! Front Porch Outdoor Patio Decorations Lean that antique sled you have tucked away in your garage against a wall in your entryway or on your [...]

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patio decoration

Most Inviting Colors for Front Door and Patio Decorations

One surefire (and easy!) way to liven up your entryway is to welcome visitors with a new splash of color on your front door! If you’re getting ready to change your seasonal wreath, now might be the perfect time to pick your paint. Then you can finalize your theme for your patio decorations. Inviting Colors for Seasonal Patio Decorations Borrowing some great visuals on paint jobs for your front porch from DIY Network’s 28 inviting colors to paint a front door [...]

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