Our journey to household awesomeness

Porch ideas

It’s probably going to be an awfully long time before we have the time/money/patience to get around to doing much with the backyard, because the inside of the house is going to be such a handful. That doesn’t mean I can’t daydream about it, though!

After spending some time in a gardener friend’s backyard, and after randomly finding a picture in the Saucydwellings community on Livejournal that made my heart stop momentarily, I’ve decided that our back patio MUST have a pergola.

It’s a little embarrassing that I never really knew what these things were called, and instead always referred to them as “arbors”. I’ve since learned that arbors are very close to pergolas, just much smaller and not really functional beyond letting viney things grow up them. I’ve since been converted over into knowing and loving them. Here are a few examples of what I’ve got in mind for when we’re able to build one out back:

This was the one I found on LJ





3 thoughts on “Porch ideas”

  1. I like the first and last ones the best… I like how they seem more separate from the house and/or have a seating area. You have any pictures of your own house around yet so we can start to visualize? đŸ™‚

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  2. I’d like to help with your patio/porch/arbor/pergola.

    I did mine without having a clue what I was doing. I’d be glad to share what I learned.

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  3. That would be awesome, Corey. I really like what you’ve done with yours, although our bar is going to be in the basement rather than out back.

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