have been a backyard staple for centuries. They date back as far as
ancient Egyptian and Roman times when the days were passed strolling
through gardens. Today they provide enjoyment on summer days, look
great in gardens, and are a wonderful area for entertaining guests.
They also provide a shaded place to get away from the hot summer sun
while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.
The thing to consider before installing a gazebo is space. Since
they're large they'll only look appropriate in backyards with a lot
of space. Cramming one in a small backyard can look awkward. Choose
from enclosed ones to ones that are open to the outdoors. Enclosed
gazebos allow for enjoyment during the colder months. Put it in the
backyard or attach it to a deck. They also look great poolside. Place
it on top of a hill and it can be used to enjoy a view of the surrounding
Most come in an oval, rectangular, or octagonal design, however they
can also be custom built to fit your backyard. You will also have
to choose between a single or double roof and what type of material
you want such as vinyl, cedar, pine, or wrought iron. Try and choose
a material that goes with or will compliment your house.
Other amenities include windows and doors. Some even have electricity
and plumbing. It's like a little summer home or winter cabin right
in the backyard.
To increase the beauty of your gazebo even more, add some plant life
like gorgeous climbing flowers or vines. It's stunning and creates
great shade. Top it off with a weathervane.
Add lighting for evening enjoyment. Little lights strung throughout
are a charming idea. Add some sort of seating like Adirondack chairs
or a dining set for summer barbeques or put a hot tub inside.
A gazebo provides a quiet area away from the house for solitude and
relaxation. It will increase the enjoyment and the beauty of your