#shade sail. What a gret idea, not sure how it would go with snow or water on it while not in use, maybe use windbread cloth and have a little roof over the end where it will sit? Remember This, Retractable Pergolas, Outdoor, Gardens, Retractable Roof, Cool Ideas, Pergolas Covers, Pergolas Roof, Back Patios
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front patio? Use Your House Look at the lines of your home -- it might give you the perfect spot to place a deck (and make mowing or other yard-maintenance chores easier to boot). This deck-and-pergola combination, for example, is a perfect solution for an odd space.
Fresh-Air Rooms Raise the Roof: Adding a roof to an outdoor space increases its potential for use. A windowpane roof protects these homeowners from the elements without distracting from the view. The lack of supporting walls allows a breeze to flow through the room as the homeowners enjoy meals in the outdoor dining space. Rather than having a bare table, add a tablecloth and throw pillows to add a soft touch to the space.