Most of us, when we think of using our yards for barbecues and visiting with friends and relatives, probably think of patios and decks. But there is another option that may work for you, pergolas. What is that, you ask? A pergola is a freestanding structure built on your property, without walls, but with a roof.

Pergolas extend your living space and increase the amount of time you can spend outside. Designed oriented correctly on your lot, a pergola can cast enough light shade to make even a warm afternoon enjoyable, not to mention, protection from the rain we get so often in Whatcom County.

Pergolas can be simple structures with a concrete base, or they can have gas lines and electricity, with a built in outdoor style kitchen.

We have built some in Whatcom County, so add this to your list of things you plan on having built on your property!