Tag - Patio Covers

Freestanding Custom 11x15 Pergola with outdoor bar – Big Kahuna

Outdoor Kitchen Pergola 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 like the fresh air, maybe it’s time to create that outdoor kitchen you’ve been designing in your mind’s eye. 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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


DIY Spruce-ups for Wood Pergola Kits and Patio Pieces

Getting your outdoor furniture and structures ready for the season? Grab a paint brush 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 [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]