Pergolas Pump Up Curb Appeal

After the temperature began climbing this spring, my husband and I realized it was time to turn our attention to the outside of our house, most significantly the garage. Not only can it be in need of some significant repairs, but it is yelling to get a dose of jazzification in the kind of a pergola.

A wall-mounted pergola is the ultimate garage accessory. Traditionally mounted above the garage door with mounts supporting it from below, pergolas feature purlins that sit on rafters. Architecturally they act as a focal point which connects and intrigues– and — best of all — they increase your house’s curb appeal.

Blue Sky Building Company

An over-the-garage-door pergola adds architectural interest to the traditional house’s exterior. Featuring elaborate curved braces and scrollwork on the purlins and rafters, it is a proper finishing touch.


An attached pergola may add warmth to an otherwise lean exterior. With this shallow pergola, the garage door and front of the house would seem dull. With it, the distance gains architectural pizzazz.

Lane Design + Build

Front of the California Craftsman features two remarkable pergolas. One is above the garage for vines, and another connects the house’s entryway with the outdoors.

McCoppin Studios

Painted crisp white, this pergola matches the house trim and contrasts beautifully against the cedar shake siding.

Ana Williamson Architect

Here an attached pergola acts as an extension of the garage, rather than above the door. By defining this terrace area, the pergola generates the effect of the outside area.

Fulcrum Structural Engineering

This contemporary pergola cantilevers over the house’s stone ribbon driveway rather than being supported by traditional visible mounts.

Echelon Custom Homes

A white pergola pops from this blue home, which is painted with Sherwin-Williams’ Naval. It is a way.

Goforth Gill Architects

Painted the same gray color like this Pacific Northwest studio and garage, the remarkable pergola blends in.

Christian Gladu Style

Technically this pergola isn’t over the garage, but it is oh so close. This one functions as a graceful transition between the house’s indoor and outdoor spaces.

Blue Sky Building Company

Perennial creeping vines grow over this pergola for a bright burst of colour. Every year they’ll come back and provide a striking screen.

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