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Creative Ways to Transform and Use an Old Pergola

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The summer season will be knocking our doors in just a few months now, which means it’s time to come up with ways to cool off, relax, and beat the heat. Summers in Utah are literally scorching, to say the least, and most of you are probably looking at that old pergola in your backyard, trying to think of ways to put it to good use. Those who don’t already own a pergola, perhaps it is time to get one because it provides you with the perfect opportunity to escape the Utah summer and greatly improves your backyard’s aesthetic, among numerous other things!

One of the many great things about a pergola is that it is extremely versatile and can be used in so many different ways!

If you have an old pergola lurking somewhere in your backyard or garden, here are some creative and unique ways through which you can transform it and add new life to it.

Jazz It Up

One of the easiest ways to transform an old pergola is to add some accessories and decorative ornaments, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Simply get some fresh and vibrant green plants, a set of light, colorful curtains, and some dazzling string lights.

All you need to do is place the plants at either corner of the pergola to give it a touch of nature, hang the curtains on the sides for some privacy and arrange the string lights at the top so that you can use your pergola during nighttime as well.

Swing Away

Summer in Utah might be sweltering, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sit back and do something about the weather. All you need to do is to add a glider swing to it and swing away as the air ruffles through your hair!

Adding a piece of furniture is one of the best ways to transform an old pergola and turn it into a casual, relaxing spot. The swing can also be your cozy ‘me-time’ place where you can sit with a refreshing drink after a long day at work.

The Perfect Hangout Spot

Among numerous other things, you can turn your pergola into a hangout spot for your friends and family where all of you can relax, have fun, and just spend a fun-filled evening or night. All you need to do is place a few chairs, a small table in the middle and maybe arrange a few cushions for those who prefer sitting down.

If you have a decent budget, you can even place a small, handy cupboard or container sort of a thing filled with snacks that you can enjoy with your friends.

Bottom Line

A pergola doesn’t just add to the overall aesthetic appeal of your backyard, but it also increases the usability of your outdoor space. There are many other unique ways to transform an old pergola, but these will help you get started.

If, however, your pergola is way too old and you are looking to build a new one, hire a professional company to do the job for you!