We live in North Vancouver, BC and we plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, especially during the beautiful summer months. This is our first summer in our new home and we wanted to create a backyard that was kid friendly and also a beautiful extension of the inside of our home. In our backyard we have a cozy covered lounge area, a dining space, a small fire pit area and also put in a hot tub. We spent a lot of time planning the layout so it would be comfortable and flow nicely within our space. Even though it is our first summer here on the west coast, we have already spent countless hours on the design and creating our backyard. We are waiting on a few things to arrive, and we still have many more plans but those will come in the next few years. For now we will enjoy this space we created with our little family + friends. Welcome to our backyard! I hope that you find some inspiration for your home.
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Of the spaces we created, today I’m excited to share more about our new pergola from Backyard Discovery! Our vision with the pergola was to help make the hot tub area more private and also, make it look like a design feature of our home. We also wanted a little shade because we have no trees around this area. We still have some gardening to do but I envision large planters with a vine or perhaps a climbing star jasmine that will grow around and up the posts of the pergola.
Stylish + Durable Design
We decided to go with the Hawthorne Galvanized Steel Pergola by Backyard Discovery! Not only was it my favourite design but it was also the perfect size. Literally down to the inch. The design is classic + traditional and we loved that it is made of durable steel with the white finish. It is powder coated galvanized steel making it rust resistant, UV-proof and most importantly – maintenance free!! It is extremely durable for all weather here in Canada, and wind resistant too! The Hawthorne pergola is a Pro-Tect® certified performance structure and can withstand up to 100 mph winds. There is also a power port so you can plug in your outdoor lights or charge devices (or perfect for an outdoor TV!). It also has a 5-year warranty. We looked at countless pergolas and the Hawthorne Traditional Steel Pergola is beyond perfect.
After we placed our order, the pergola arrived quickly and we were able to assemble it very easily. It took Adam and I about 5-6 hours in between watching the kids and snacks etc. The instructions were easy to follow and the assembly was easy. We really like that the Hawthorne pergola has sleek seams and hidden joists.
I LOVE how this space is coming together and cannot wait to add some more touches. We look forward to enjoying the rest of our summer out here and I look forward to watching the landscaping mature and making memories out here!
If you have outdoor projects in your summer plans, Backyard Discovery has so many incredible options to help you create the backyard of your dreams. They have gazebos, pergolas, swing sets, playhouses. We have a couple other projects on the go outside, including revamping our outdoor dining space to accommodate a larger table. After our new dining table arrives I am going to measure to see if the larger (16FT X 12FT) Hawthorne pergola would fit in our outdoor dining area. Trying to remind myself *one project at a time* but I think I’m onto something here!
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