Coming up with a concept for your outdoor entertainment space can be a pretty exciting thing. Along with hardscape applications like patios, decks, outdoor kitchens, lighting, and fire features, you might want to also consider structural additions like a pergola or a covered porch.

Including a quality pergola in your outdoor entertainment area plans serves several purposes. Depending on the type of roof you want to have it can provide you with shade structure, and even a place to go when a stray rain shower passes overhead. Some covered pergolas even have insect netting walls that run on rails and zipper together. When you don’t want them they stay tied to the foundation posts looking like little more than attractive curtains.

Some pergolas are designed to take the weight an accommodate vining plants. While it may take some time for them to fully cover the roof area. This can be a great way to add some organic elements to the shade structure.

A well-designed and professionally installed pergola can allow you to observe the beauty of your natural surroundings with some shade and much of the feeling of indoor privacy. A pergola can also provide you with additional outdoor living space for dining, relaxing, or entertaining family and friends.

They are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials, with many special features to consider. CM’s design team can help you sort through all the various options to come up with a pergola design that matches your vision while also accounting for your available budget.