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Outdoors - Pergolas

We're planning a pergola to wrap around the sunroom of our Chicago home. Saving inspiration here! We have a colonial/farmhouse style cedar-sided home with white trim, so I'm envisioning a white pergola or possibly very light gray pergola like weathered wood.

Pergola rainfall effect

  • alena mauer

    I wonder how they got the water to come out like that. That is a great pergolas, and a combined water feature. That would be a conversation starter at a party for sure. Alena | http://www.proformpergolas....

  • Darcy Webb

    It would be really cool to get some pergolas installed in my yard sometime. I had no idea that they made them with water features like this. It seems like it would be good to have over a pool or your lawn. http://www.proformpergolas....

How to Build a Pergola - Step by Step

How to Build a Pergola

steel pergola with Jackie box

The beauty of a freestanding pergola is you don't have to anchor it to the house or move gutters. For additional coverage you can add a canopy of leafy vines or climbing roses, woven bamboo mats, sailcloth, or polycarbonate panels. | Photo Richard Felber (Styling by Michelle Lay) |

Building Blocks for a Perfect Patio

A DIY pergola adds architectural interest to this garage. See the full effect here. |

Reader DIY Project: This Old House

Privacy for the backyard. Add a pergola separately, but with style to add height. Plant some beautiful vines to cover as much or little as you want for added privacy in your backyard. Great for those with second story homes surrounding them.

An open, smooth cedar entry gate reveals a pergola garden. Pathway and accent lighting combine to create a romantic evening atmosphere.