ROOM FOR TUESDAY
Creating an outdoor space that's cool and comfortable can be a bit of a challenge—especially if there aren't any trees to block out the hot summer sun. Thankfully, it's easy to install a pergola that provides shade and style. We found free plans for building your own pergola, as well as fun decorating ideas for existing patio and porch covers. Just be sure to look into whether or not you'll need a permit for your project before you get started, and consider hiring a professional for tough builds.