Accessorize your garage with a pergola. Pergolas add a focal point to the garage for a striking addition to the space. A garage pergola can add architectural detail and provide another exciting focal point element to your home. Many types of garage pergola are placed just above a doorway and extend slightly outward. They may be placed just above the door itself, or across the entire structure. These normally consist of a brace on either side of the piece along with support beams that hold runners, or long narrow pieces of wood. Open lattice or strips of vinyl or wood are usually placed over top of the runners, with a small space between each strip. Other types of garage pergola serve as a type of gazebo or covered patio. They may sometimes be used as an extension of the garage by serving as a makeshift carport. These models are normally larger units that are attached to the side of the building.
Units that are more formal may have a concrete or stone floor as well. A garage pergola is often used as an ornamental structure. It can be painted to match the siding, or intricate trim work can also be added. Some homeowners may train plants, such as ivy or climbing roses, to grow on the structure as well. Other times, hanging baskets of flowers might be hung from one of the upper beams. This is normally done in larger structures that extend from one side of the building.