Taking a look at the inset before photo, you can see the way the back of this house was completely transformed with this new deck along with the addition of a white pergola and a new white picket railing. While the new deck has the same footprint, the space is completely transformed into a beautiful upscale outdoor living area. Pergolas can add a degree of sun protection. Because this pergola has such tightly configured boards, this one will provide a good degree of sun protection for this family. The white picket railing gives the home that gingerbread white picket fence look to elevate the overall aesthetics of the back of the home.