Choosing a Gazebo

by: Stefan Rockhaus

Gazebos can be a vital solution for those who love nature and want to see its beauty in the open. Most people would like to sit outside of their home to enjoy nature. A gazebo will also make being outdoors more comfortable. It is just like adding another room to your house, and its structure offers a 360° outlook to the surroundings.

Gazebos come in different sizes, styles and shapes, but most people like the wooden, open-sided, octagonal gazebo, with double roof and cupola. You just need to spend a little time and money, and you can be the proud owner of a beautiful gazebo. The choice will depend on your budget, and on your family's requirements.

Types of Gazebos

Usually gazebos come in the dimensions of six to twenty-two feet in diameter, with fully open and enclosed sides. These gazebos can also be used as a guesthouse. The style can be very simple, but also rugged with all necessary things such as trellis walls, Victorian moldings and other architectural flourishes.

The most important thing is to choose the place where your gazebo will be situated. It is a good idea to take advice from an architect, because there are several questions which are attached to the placement of a gazebo. These are things such as regulations, permits, construction and other configuration details. You will also need to call your municipal authority to find out about all the rules and regulations related to its construction.

Placement of Gazebos

The placement of your gazebo also depends on the size of your property, and the layout. Nearby a garden edge or pond can be a great place to situate your gazebo. Remember while making your plan, you should have enough space according to the style and materials which you have chosen.

In order to make an exclusive gazebo, you can go for a low-maintenance model, furniture, spa elements and privacy screens. You can be choosy in selecting attractive materials for your gazebo, because it is just like adding another room to your home.

Garden Gazebos

A garden gazebo can be a more effective solution to arranging a room in your garden. The shade of a gazebo will be comfortable for you. A stylish gazebo situated outside in your garden will develop a unique beauty, along with flowers, a pond, trees, benches and hedges. The architecture of a gazebo will attach a geometric feel to your garden as well.

To create a garden gazebo, you can go with metal, wooden or vinyl. Wooden gazebos are the most preferred. On the other hand, metal gazebos can also be a great selection. These generally come in steel, aluminum and iron. To give an attractive, dark and long lasting effect, you can go for a steel or iron gazebo. A vinyl gazebo, just like wood and metal gazebos, can be found in different styles and shapes.

Gazebo in Your Garden

It can be concluded that a gazebo can enhance the beauty of your garden, as well as your home. It not only gives a unique look to the area where your gazebo is situated, but also provides an extra room for your home, which you can use as a guest house. A garden gazebo offers an area for relaxation, meditation, gatherings and other activities. In the present era, where noise and air pollution are present all around, a gazebo can be a peaceful place to do meditation, and to rest and enjoy the beauty and various colors of the seasons.