To get the best design for vinyl pergolas there are certain tips to follow, which the budget occupies to the top spot. A few hundred dollars can be saved by using do-it-yourself kits. Building a vinyl pergola near underground utilities should be avoided. A considerable amount of space in the garden should be left open and the rest used for building the pergola. Though there are many not-so-common designs out there, like triangle and circular, square or rectangular are usually the best. The purpose of the pergola is vital whether it is to offer shade, to connect areas, or just as a special focal point.