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Putting a Pergola on Your Patio: Ideas and Inspiration

 

If you love spending time in your backyard, either on your own to read and reflect or with family and friends to celebrate the summer, you need to have an inviting outdoor space in which to do it. It’s easy to create an outdoor living room on any patio simply by adding a pergola.

A pergola is easy to install on your patio, whether it’s attached to your house or standing free. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider when adding a pergola to your backyard.

Where Should You Install It?

This is a personal decision that will largely depend on the size and shape of your patio or yard. Some people like having it attached to their home, so you can walk right outside into your outdoor living room. This makes it easier for you to keep track of what’s going on in the house if you need to.

Others like to designate a corner of the yard for the pergola, or to put it beside the pool. This way, the pergola becomes a bit of a destination with more privacy.

How Big Should It Be?

Again, this will depend upon the size of your yard as well as your intentions for the pergola. Do you want a private nook where you can go to work on a project or chat with your spouse? Or do you want a larger space that can accommodate several friends during a weekend barbecue or pool party?

What Do You Need to Do?

First, contact us to discuss your pergola. Take a look at our photo gallery to get some inspiration from what other people have done with their patios. You’ll want to furnish it comfortably, and we’ve got a large variety of outdoor furniture sets to match your style and budget. You might also consider adding a refrigerator, beer keg dispenser, pantry, or grill. You’re going to love these backyard summers in your pergola.

 

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