I'm going to pin this and put it on my "honey do" list. A pergola offers sun protection without blocking breezes, while its open sides frame the view and establish a sense of enclosure. This pergola was custom-made, but DIYers can build one from a kit.
Outdoor Living When attached to the house, a dining pergola like this can more easily be fitted with amenities such as wiring for a ceiling fan. This patio is large enough to accommodate more than one dining group as well. I'm all about outdoor living!