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Living in Arizona, adding shade to your yard is essential in order to be able to use it during the summer months. One of the most versatile features you can add to your yard and transform it into a beautiful, yet functional space is a pergola. Typically made of wood or metal, a pergola can be designed to provide shelter, privacy, and shade. 

Where is the best place for a pergola? 

Since a pergola is so versatile, it can be challenging to homeowners when picking out the perfect place. The most important thing to keep in mind when you are figuring out where to put your pergola is thinking of how you will use it. If you are in the process of designing your yard and figuring out where everything should go, we’ve put together a few places to consider.

Over a Wood Patio

One of the most common places to cover with a pergola is over a wood patio. Developed as an extension of the home or next to a garage, a pergola can provide much needed shade for your favorite hangout. Easily cover the entire space while instantly adding curb appeal and value to your home. 

You might consider placing your new pergola over a wood patio if you enjoy entertaining. This creates a great space for your family and friends to gather, while keeping everyone comfortable. Additionally, a pergola is a great way to add to the design of your home without making structural changes. No matter if you currently have a wood patio or planning on adding one, a pergola is an impressive addition for your home.

Self Standing Structure

Similar to placing a pergola over a patio, it can also be created as a self standing structure. A pergola can be constructed with four main legs and either a trellis or complete covered top. You can place a pergola directly in your yard or design a patio-like space with a concrete floor. 

Create a space to share with guests late into the night by adding lights hanging directly from the pergola. If you are looking to create a little oasis, you can add hanging flower pots or decorative elements to your liking. This might be your best choice for a pergola if you do not want it on your patio or right next to your house.


Another area that is a common spot to place a pergola is the garden. A pergola with a trellis style roof is ideal for plants that grow vertically, such as vines. Most homeowners create a garden as a place to escape to and a pergola will certainly add to the peace of a garden. Hanging flower pots and adding flower boxes to your structure can add to the overall look and creates an alternative to the traditional ground garden.

Add A Pergola Today

Adding a pergola to your grounds can add to your home’s curb appeal and create a bit of shade, but depending on how you will use it will help you determine where to place it. Adding one over your patio can create a different look for an entryway or a place to hang out. Placing a pergola in your yard can give you several options for use and add a decorative element to the space. Finally, if you have a garden, a pergola gives you a great alternative for plants to grow. 

If you are ready to add shade and beauty to your East Valley home, contact Craven Construction. We serve the entire valley with quality pergola construction to fit your needs while complimenting your home. Contact our office to schedule your FREE estimate and learn more about what we can do for you!

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