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Pavilion, Pergola, and Shade Structure

There are a variety of design options to consider when adding a cool shade system to your outdoor retreat.

A pavilion will provide full deck coverage; pergola can have varying degrees of shade and open air; other shade structures can be as simple as a trellis in the garden. 


Most shade structures can be attached to the main house or stand alone detached.  It is important to first understand what limitations you may have.   The Property Survey will provide the PL (property line) and the BL (build line) setback measurement for any attached structure.   Prior to construction, it may be necessary to request a modification approval from your HOA (Home Owners Association), and in some cases a City Permit will be required.

This renovation project goal was to increase the covered patio space and update the home.  The original brick was painted light gray.  The ceiling was opened up and a new structural cedar beam was installed to eliminate the small posts in the center.  Beautiful travertine pavers on top of a reinforced concrete base created the additional patio extension of approximately  200 square feet.  A kitchen and grill area completed this lake house perfect for entertaining.

Remodel Before
Remodel After
Cedar Covered Porch

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