Patio Structures

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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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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outdoor wood structure kit
outdoor wood structure kit

Planning a Spring or Summer Garden Party?

Now’s the time to get your patio plan in place, starting with an outdoor wood structure kit! Perhaps you’ll be hosting an outdoor gathering for your high schooler’s prom or spring formal. Maybe you have a graduate to honor with a graduation party that you’d like to host on your patio? Or, you could be offering your backyard for a garden wedding the happy couple has always dreamed of! Any of these events would be made even more magical [...]

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wall mounted pergola

Covered Patio Kits for Festive Outdoor Dining

If you’re dining out for that special event, covered patio kits offer a quick and easy way to create the perfect atmosphere in your backyard. A fixed patio cover like a gazebo or pergola offers a stable structure that will quickly become the centerpiece of your back yard. Start planning your outdoor holiday gathering or summer picnic. Easy to Assemble Covered Patio Kits A quick way to bring it all together is by choosing a freestanding or attached pergola kit that [...]

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12x16 pergola

Designs Centered around Outdoor Fireplaces

An outdoor fireplace can be used year-round in many parts of the country. A fire ring or fire pit can also offer a similar glow and warmth to your backyard patio. If you’re situated in a location where you’d like to have everything ready to go when the leaves start falling, put your plan in motion! This is a good time of year to get your patio, fireplace, and pergola set to go. Then when fall arrives, you’ll be [...]

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pool shade structures

Pool Shade Structures that Stand Out

If you’re gearing up for poolside parties, maybe this is the year to look at pool shade structures to finish off your patio. 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. Creating more shade around your pool deck with a pergola kit can range from something [...]

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wall mounted pergola

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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patio shade

Creative Ways for Building Patio Shade

Patio shade is incredibly important year-round in states like Arizona, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico. These top 20 sunniest states for sunny day frequency need shade in summer and well into the winter months. Creative ways to build patio shade include adding lots of shade trees, retractable canopies or shade sails, or constructing a pergola. 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 [...]

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backyard shade covers
backyard shade covers

Backyard Shade Ideas for Hot Summer Days

Summer’s here – along with climbing A/C bills, but maybe trying out some backyard shade ideas such as trees, plants and outdoor structures might help cool things off. If sun is streaking directly into your windows during the peak of summer, your house can soak up extra heat and challenge your overworked cooling system. Consider time tested backyard shade ideas such as landscaping with larger trees and shrubs, and adding surrounding structures to help keep your home shaded and cooler this summer. Or create a [...]

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patio cover shade

Patio Cover Shade Ideas

Several of our customers have created patio cover shade to make the most of their outdoor gathering spots. Each incorporated their pine or cedar pergolas in to their outdoor retreat to create a unique backyard design that extends their living space. Shown here are various sizes of our Big Kahuna pergola kit, both in freestanding and attached. Thank you to our customers for sharing photos of their New York pergola, New Jersey pergola, and Florida pergola. Great designs showing pergolas [...]

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