Shade to structure, pergolas are a great way to add beauty and function to your yard. These ideas and yard solutions offer helpful tips and tricks for you to find your own pergola plans, design ideas, and inspiration and bring character to your outdoor room.
Along with the wall and roof beams, pergolas typically include some type of deck floor or concrete flooring. In a yard filled with only grass or other living landscaping, the pergola helps to define an outdoor living space. It creates a definite area for eating, entertaining or lounging around with a magazine, offering more privacy than a deck or patio. Add drapes, screens or other materials to the pergola and you’ll have even more privacy from public view.
Pergolas can also provide shade in your yard. Some pergolas have simple beams across the top, providing a roof-like structure; others include fabric or lattice that creates an even more defined top cover. While pergolas don’t provide total shade, those beams or latticework do provide some relief from the intensity of the sun. At night, you can still sit under the pergola and see the stars.
Space for Growing
Your pergola can also provide you with a space for growing vines or other plants that need support. Hops, wisteria, clematis, ivy or grapes may all do well, depending on the growing conditions where you build your pergola. Not only will climbing plants be an attractive addition to the pergola, but they’ll also provide you with even more shade and privacy. If space is already at a premium in your yard, the fact that you can use the pergola for vertical gardening could make building the pergola an easier decision. ~modernmom
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“The beams were used in two pergolas attached to the house with one covered in glass which is a great area to entertain. The beams have become a real talking point with everyone who comes to our house always commenting on them and the rustic appeal that they have which is what we wanted from the start.” ~ Intlerlink Customer