Both the patio and the pergola are indeed two wholly different constructions. And yet they always seem to lead to similar motives and purposes. The overriding theme of these seems to be that of pleasure or enjoyment. Numerous other attachments could be made; anything from opulence to tranquility, raucous festiveness to complete and quiet peace, and you may get the picture right enough. But for many readers here so far, this is all it may have been. Just a picture, a dreamlike façade.
There are, of course, concerns, deviously disguised as doubts. Perish the thought and focus fully on making your dream become a reality. Dreams do come true, but only if you are prepared to put a little sleeve work into making them so. But as it goes in life, not everything can be achieved without a little help from your friends, and in this case, you need your merry band of artisans, contractors and interior designers to help you put together, finally, after all these years, your backyard patio, or your prominent pergola.
They may be structurally different in a number of aspects, but ultimately, they do lead to similar but joyous end goals. Artisans and designers speak with one voice when they sensibly recommend that you go in, all in if you will, with a full patio pergola with retractable awning spread. And at this point it seems worthwhile emphasizing that the retractable awning should be non-negotiable when the building contractor rolls out his approved plans. And it can get really hot during the summer months. And during the winter months, sometimes when it rains, it really pours.
And really, folks, why should the weather prevent you from spending time out there with your intimates or quietly alone?