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  • 6 Pergola Design and Style Ideas

    Pergolas come in a wide range of designs and styles to suit any creative aesthetic.  Styles are as unique as personalities, and are influenced by moods, seasons, regions, landscapes, art and more.Here are some of the best pergola design and style ideas to help you kick off the official start of summer.

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  • A Beginners Guide to Pergolas

    Our 'Beginners Guide to Pergolas' will give you insight into one of the most popular outdoor structures for 2014. Increasingly growing in popularity over the last decade, this outdoor structure is both practical and stylish. Pergola comes from the Latin word ‘pergula,’ meaning, the projection or eave of a building, an extended roof or arbor. These outdoor structures were used much like they are today, covering walkways and to provide shade in gardens.  The Egyptians and Italians used pergolas as a training system for growing grapes and other plants. The Chinese preferred round and curved shaped pergolas, mimicking the look of pagodas. Continue reading

  • Planning an Outdoor Space: Design Elements and Structural Features

    Planning an outdoor space with any of these design elements or structural features will greatly enhance your 'stay-cation' experience. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, 2014 is the year of gardens, pools, pergolas and decks. You don't need a big space or big budget. With proper planning and design you can create a space that reflects your personal desires and needs.

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  • Planning an Outdoor Space: Choosing Material

    When planning an outdoor space, choose material that is beautiful and long lasting. There are many materials to choose from, your decision should be based on climate, costs, the purpose for your outdoor space and required maintenance. Outdoor material should be consistent with the style of your home.  Outdoor materials will add shape, color and texture to your area for a stunning look. Continue reading

  • Planning an Outdoor Space: Right Tools for the Right Job

    When planning an outdoor space, homeowners can save themselves money by tackling some projects on their own. Homeowners willing to tackle some outdoor home improvement jobs can keep moolah in their pockets. A DIY project can give a homeowner a real sense of accomplishment while allowing them to revel in their ingenuity.  Utilizing the appropriate tools will simplify the process and increase efficiency. Continue reading

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