The great outdoors is a paradise. How do you want to experience it? Insulated roof covers, retractable awnings, pergolas, pavilions and “Pergilions” are a few of the open air options. All of those can be just a step or two out your back door.
For those who remember the days when television, video games, computers and the telephone didn't permeate every minute of the day, maybe you want to have your paradise outside the electronic zone and purposefully located a safe distance away from the house with a free standing pergola, arbor or pavilion.