Pavilions

Outdoor Living Spaces Quiz: Which Structure is Perfect for Your Dream Backyard?

Outdoor Living Spaces Quiz

Imagine coming home from a busy day and relaxing on your patio under the cool shade of a pavilion.  Or throwing a backyard BBQ in your outdoor kitchen under a charming pergola.

Perhaps you’re picturing the perfect poolside retreat to entertain your family and friends, something with a bar and lounge area, maybe a little storage space.

There’s nothing like being able to enjoy your own backyard oasis, any time of year – no matter what form your “perfect oasis” takes.

Pergolas 101: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Pergola

11x17 Vinyl Pergola

The pergola has seen a big surge in popularity the past few years as outdoor living continues to be a huge trend in home improvement. Of course, the pergola has been around for a LONG time (with origins possibly dating back to Ancient Egypt!), but it’s also one that’s most often confused with other, similar structures.

People often mix up pergolas with arbors, trellises, and pavilions and aren’t always sure just what a pergola is for, or what it even looks like.

16 Backyard BBQ Gadgets & Hacks You NEED For Your 4th of July Celebration

BBQ gadgets & backyard hacks & ideas

Independence Day is quickly approaching, and with it the backyard bbqs, pool parties, and fireworks displays. If you love entertaining on the 4th of July (or any day of the summer!) there are a few must-have backyard hacks, BBQ accessories and gadgets, and design ideas you’ll want to implement or acquire ASAP!

Here are some of the most fun and unique gadgets, hacks, and ideas we’ve seen for backyard entertaining this summer. (Sorry this is coming too late to ask for some of these things for Father’s Day! But still time to order before the 4th of July!)