Pergolas are open-air structures used to create outdoor space. They usually consist of a frame with supports and overhead beams that provide shade and support vining plants. Pergolas are used to define a garden, patio, or walkway. There are many styles and designs, including freestanding structures, and those that attach to a building as an extended awning. Most importantly, pergolas function as an architectural element that can create usable space and privacy, while preserving the natural outdoor environment.
Transform a Barren Patio Into a Gathering Place With a Pergola: