If you’re looking into a cabana or a pergola for your backyard, you might at this point be wondering, what exactly is the difference? 

The biggest difference between the two is the coverage, or, the amount of shade provided. 

While a pergola will give you about the same effect as if you were sitting under a large oak tree, a cabana will provide you with complete shading from above. 

For the ultimate outdoor living experience, consider a cabana or pergola for your backyard.

Pergolas are large structures, typically with beautiful and innovatively designed architectural features. 

When built into a home, pergolas are great for extending the living space while also gaining an outdoor seating area, or depending on what you like, even an outdoor cooking area, or an outside bar.

Pergola creating a nice outdoor living environment

Since summer is here, many of you are trying to escape the Florida heat while still enjoying your outside area. 

To help with that, the shade and comfort of a cabana might be what you need. 

Whether you are wanting to enjoy the sun without the sunburn, watch the kids swim in the pool, or even if you just love sitting outside and listening to the rain during a summer thunderstorm, then a cabana might be perfect for you. 

Cabana creating meditation or yoga space.

No matter what time of the year, cabanas can give you a cozy, shaded outdoor area that will help you get the most out of your backyard. 

Cabanas are freestanding structures that are built on even sets of columns, with a full-coverage roof. 

They are great for adding outdoor living space, kitchen, fireplace, bar, dining area, etc. 

Pair of cabanas offering shade from the sun.

Many times, they are accented with light fixtures, ceiling fans, heating features, fireplaces, TVs, refrigerators, grills, etc., to enhance the beauty and usability of your outdoor-living feature. 

To offer the best option for cabanas and pergolas, I partnered up with Orlando Outdoor Living and StruXure, which manufactures the finest pergolas and cabanas I’ve seen! 

These pergolas and cabanas are definitely changing the way people are enjoying the outdoors. 

StruXure pergolas and cabanas both have louvered roofs that are motorized to close fully when needed for changing weather conditions. 

A pergola adds shade covering to the pool area.

When it comes to your covered outdoor living area, you want a stylish but also trustworthy roofing system. 

Manufactured entirely in the US, the StruXure system is engineered to withstand high winds and comes in a wide range of colors, materials, and finishes. 

No matter what sort of unit you are looking for, free-standing or attached to an existing structure, the StruXure system is bound to enhance any area and compliment any architectural style to give you perfect sun and weather control. 

Cabanas and pergolas are both beautiful and useful additions that add value to your home or your and enable you to enjoy your outdoor spaces for many more months out of the year. 

StruXure is also great to extend dining areas for restaurants and bars. Create outdoor seating areas for Airbnb properties and vacation rentals.

Pergola creating outdoor comfort and ambiance.

What about a cabana or pergola for your backyard? I’d welcome the opportunity to meet with you and show you how these stylish and functional StruXure products can transform your outdoor spaces! If you’re interested, you can message me here, right below this blog post, or click this “contact” link, or you can also email me at: carmen@sohointeriordesign.com And, of course, you can always call me anytime at (407) 743-2399.

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