Tag - Patio Covers

Outdoor Pergola Kitchen Ideas

Quality bonding with friends and family is oftentimes centered around food! Something that makes those experiences even better is cooking outside. If you’re a foodie (or just enjoy eating), and as the fresh air, maybe it’s time to create that outdoor kitchen pergola you’ve been designing in your mind. What are some of the top features of an outdoor kitchen? Do you envision a large dining table for friends and family to gather for special times? Or do you prefer...

Several of the Best Backyard Shade Ideas & Solutions

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...

Top 5 Uses for a Pergola

Are you trying to make your outdoor space usable year-round? Have you heard people talking about pergolas and gazebos and thinking this could be the answer? What is a pergola and what is a pergola used for? If you're new to the term "pergola", it's synonymous with the word "retreat" or "arbor" but can also be much more than that. They can transform a backyard. They can create a lifestyle. In today's landscape design, pergolas have many purposes. They add...

DIY Spruce-ups for Wood Pergola Kits and Patio Pieces

Getting your outdoor furniture and structures ready for the season? Grab a paintbrush and do a quick spruce up of your front door, patio furniture, and other structures. The summer heat that will be here soon can crack and warp a wooden front door's surface over time. Repainting or staining doors, wooden benches, and furniture can help protect those wood surfaces from the elements. It also makes it look fresh and welcoming! Assess your larger outdoor wooden structures such...

How to Get Started with Your Outdoor Patio Design

If you're just starting out with a new outdoor patio design, try one of the many sample outdoor patio drawings out there. Or start from scratch by creating your own rough sketch of your yard and some of the basic features you'd like to add. Your local landscaper could help you out or do your own quick drawing with pencil and paper first. This can help you figure out your space, think about the elements you'd like to incorporate, and...

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...