Pergola on its own is a beautiful addition to your outdoor area. Whether it’s a standalone structure or a patio cover, there is still room to improve your pergola and maximize the benefits you get out it. Achieve this by adding any or all of these pergola accessories.
Yes, you can attach solar panels on top of your pergola. It may block some sunlight from filtering in but you’ll also get more shade in this setup. What’s more, you’ll lessen your energy costs and carbon footprints with a panel or two installed.
If you prefer to use your patio after dark, then outdoor lighting is a must. Picking the right spots for the lighting fixtures can add to the nighttime ambiance. These lighting fixtures can also be decorative pieces like lanterns or mini chandeliers. If you want a budget-friendly festive look, you can use string lights, rope lights, or Christmas lights running through your pergola. Who said Christmas lights can only be used during the holidays, right?
Fans and Fire Pits
Installing outdoor fans can help combat outdoor heat and humidity. While you might think a pergola might be too flimsy to hold a ceiling fan, as long as it’s attached to a strong beam, you can be sure it won’t be any danger.
While fans cool you down, fire pits make your outdoor area as warm as an indoor one. Fire pits conveniently placed close to your pergola-covered patio can give you enough warm on chilly evenings despite the lack of walls protecting you from the evening breeze. It can be as small or large as you prefer, with or without a built-in seating area.
These two accessories can make your outdoor area more welcoming all year round.
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