DIY Backyard Pergola
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DIY Backyard Pergolas Are the Ultimate Backyard Project to Add Property Value

There's never a wrong time to prep your outdoor space for entertaining. This freestanding backyard pergola is low cost and will totally transform your back patio. And the best part is you can do it yourself! How perfect would it be to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of a long day in one of those porch swings?

It really is the perfect outdoor living set up. You have a fire pit, a seating area in the form of chairs and seriously cool porch swings, a built-in bar, and mood lighting with the string lights. The pergola plans were put together by the Little White House Blog and it's easily one of the most unique DIY pergola designs I've ever seen. With that fire pit as the focal point, everyone is going to want to hang out in your backyard. Lots of s'more making will be in your future.

You'll need at least two people and it would be helpful if at least one of you has general contractor knowledge because DIY projects of this extent can be a bit tricky since there are so many parts involved. Plus its always more fun going to Lowes for supplies when you have another person.

So what are you waiting for? Make your wood pergola project a fun weekend activity to set you up for lots of fun-filled summer nights. You can follow a step-by-step guide to know how to create your own beautiful pergola here.

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