What is that? Trellis, Arbor, or Pergola?

It always seems like we procrastinate with our home projects. Never quite getting around to getting things done. One thing to consider going into fall and colder months is adding a fire pit to your back yard. This can be easily achieved by purchasing many of the shelf products available on the market. But is adding that fire pit the completion of your outdoor space, or could it just be the finishing touch? We highly recommend finishing your patio or outdoor lanai area with a trellis, arbor, or pergola. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, trellises, arbors, and pergolas are actually quite different structurally. A trellis is typically lattice work that is intended to support climbing plants or vines. It can be a simple structure attached to the side of a home or on its own in a planter or garden.  An arbor generally incorporates a trellis into its design creating  a tunnel-like passage for climbing plants.  Arbors tend to have a continuous run of lattice work running from one side to the other creating an arched shape.  Pergolas, too, are designed to support climbing plants and vines, but instead of creating a tunnel-like walkthrough or path, they are traditional roof-like structures supported by posts generally covering a deck, patio, or garden area.  No matter which form of structure you choose, all will add a unique look to your outdoor space.