Scott and I have been planning on building a deck on the back of our house for YEARS. We finally did it! (Well a nice contractor and his guys built it, but you know what I mean)
As kind of a last minute thing, we decided to have him build our pergola, too. And we learned a big lesson: Make sure you and the contractor are on the SAME page when it comes to design. We didn’t really talk about the Pergola enough and then he just kind of built it.
We’ll have to put some major design work into the rest of it come Spring so that it looks as awesome as it does in my head—but hopefully we can make it happen and have awesome backyard barbecue's with our friends!