Pergola plans are many and there are kits available online with detailed plans to build the pergola. Another option is to buy the plans online, which offer you various styles for a price. Planning is a crucial step to building a proper pergola. When getting the services of a handy man, he will also be in a position to offer great plans that will be suitable to the existing surroundings, weather and material, as well as the budget. Also, it;s always a good idea to get a second opinion from another handy man to be sure costs are being determined fairly.