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Maximize Your Outdoor Living Spaces with These Corner Pergola Ideas

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Jason Herring
Chief Executive Officer
July 27, 2023
UPDATED August 30, 2023

If you have a small backyard or confined outdoor living space, maximizing the use of the limited square footage will ensure you can enjoy the outdoors to the best of your ability. One way to achieve this is by looking into corner pergola ideas that provide shade and protect against rain, allowing uninterrupted outdoor relaxation.

Our custom pergolas can be designed to suit your unique outdoor space, regardless of its size. Crafted from high-quality materials, we can customize an aluminum pergola with integrated amenities that transform any outdoor space into an all-weather, year-round relaxation destination. Whether you have a nook created by the contours of your home’s exterior, an unused back corner of your backyard, or a small patio surrounded by gardens, these corner pergola ideas will truly unlock the potential of your outdoor living space.

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Corner Oasis Bar

Leveraging an unused corner of your property to create an outdoor bar will provide a space to entertain guests or relax with a book. Even a small bar with just two or three stools can elevate your outdoor living space. Opting for a solid fixed-roof pergola design ensures full-time shade for the bar and your guests. To compliment the tropical themes in South Florida, consider a white pergola that will remain bright and airy under the insulated roof panels. You can also add a solid privacy wall along the back of the pergola, incorporating shelving for bottles and glasses or a living wall of plants to bring organic elements to the covered patio space.

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Shaded Outdoor Dining Nook

A small patio space right next to the house is an ideal location to create a cozy outdoor dining nook. Imagine enjoying your morning coffee and breakfast in the comfortable shaded dining space or relaxing with dinner guests throughout the evening. Attaching a pergola to the house allows for a motorized adjustable louvered roof design, preventing the space from becoming too dark. This roof style allows you to control the balance of sun and shade on the patio. Open the roof to enjoy full sun on the patio, angle the louvers to create shade while promoting airflow, and close them completely to seal out the rain as the afternoon shower approaches.

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Protection for a Grilling Station

Outdoor grilling stations are highly sought-after amenities in property searches. If you are looking to create an outdoor grilling station, a small corner of the yard is the perfect location. Adding a pergola to protect the grill from the elements ensures the longevity of your grilling equipment. Furthermore, it allows you to cook under the stars regardless of the weather. For this type of corner pergola, including an adjustable louvered roof is recommended to ventilate smoke and heat. Embedded LED lights can also be added to the pergola frame, illuminating your nighttime culinary adventures.

Privacy for a Hot Tub

A pergola is an excellent way to bring some privacy to a corner patio. If the patio is situated along multiple property lines, the pergola can be designed with static or retractable privacy walls. A static privacy wall can feature a solid aluminum design, ideal for hanging plants or artwork. Alternatively, a louvered privacy wall blocks the view into the covered space while allowing air to flow, keeping the space cool. Another option is to include motorized retractable privacy screens with the pergola’s design. These remote-controlled screens can be made of sheer material to partially block the view while allowing some light in, or denser materials that completely block the view and the sun. This flexible privacy screening is ideal for a patio housing a hot tub or if you simply want to block out the world after a long day.

A Covered Walkway

Other corner pergola ideas involve wrapping the pergola around the exterior corners of a home. For example, a custom pergola can be designed to hug the exterior of your home, protecting the pathway from the elements. Opting for a solid fixed-roof pergola design allows you to navigate from the house to the garage or through the side yard garden without dashing through the rain or enduring the harsh afternoon soon. The pergola can even snake its way over a curved pathway, and incorporating downlights in the pergola support columns will illuminate the pathway, reducing trip-and-fall hazards and maintaining the overall aesthetic even after the sun sets.

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Corner Pergola Ideas Conclusion

If you are looking to maximize your outdoor living space, a modern custom pergola provides both shade and rain protection. The pergola plans we create for our customers elevate the design of any backyard space. If you are interested in turning a cozy corner of the yard into an all-season outdoor space, please reach out to our design team today to discuss additional corner pergola ideas.

Jason Herring
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Herring is the owner, CEO, and founder of SYZYGY Global. With a background in finance and software, he is a serial entrepreneur known for his hyper attention to detail. Jason's expertise lies in developing future visions and growth strategies for his company, as well as implementing efficient processes and operational strategies. He excels at building strong relationships and enjoys actively engaging with clients. Jason's leadership has propelled SYZYGY Global to success, making him a respected figure in the business world.
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