Charming and of course offering a shady place to relax, the gazebo is a structure that never fails to please. Adding one to your outdoor space is an upgrade that will increase the value of your property and its looks at the same time. With a place to beat the heat, you can finally enjoy the summer months outside with the family or even alone in style and comfort.
Keeping It Cool By Design
At first glance most people don’t realize that gazebos are actually designed for maximum coolness. They have no solid walls not just because it makes them look attractive to the eye but because it lets all the naturally cool breezes flow through at every angle and on every side. And with a solid roof that blocks out the sun’s harsh rays along with the rain, by adding a few comfy pieces of outdoor furniture you’ll have the perfect spot to enjoy being outside without any of the hassles.
Skills Or Not It Doesn’t Matter
Back in the day you needed to either have some serious carpentry skills in order to build your own gazebo or hire someone who did if you wanted one for your yard. For the skilled there are many gazebo plans you can purchase to help you with your project so that nothing is left to chance. However for the average consumer today skills are not mandatory. That’s because most manufacturers actually offer kits that include everything you need to put one together yourself without any experience required. These kits usually also offer the best prices as well.
There are a handful of materials to make sure every homeowner’s preferences are met. Wood is the most natural looking and can blend well in any just about all outdoor settings. A vinyl gazebo is a newer option that doesn’t need any maintenance and is quite affordable. A metal gazebo is a great choice too and can also look pretty modern in style.
Many people choose to place their structure out in the yard to help them feel as if they are out in nature. However, not all of us have a huge backyard or garden space to do so or would like the convenience of being close to the house. If that is the case you might want to consider placing yours right on top of your patio. Usually a metal gazebo is chosen for this, but of course it really comes down to what you prefer. Next to water features, pools, and scenic views are also top spots for installation too.
Always remember there are other options too if you are looking for a shade structure but happen to not be partial to gazebos. Pergolas offer a slatted roof that can be used to grow climbing plants and create a romantic area to relax. Patio enclosures could be more your style with their screened in walls to protect against insects. Or a patio cover that simply acts as a roof might be all you need.
As you can see a gazebo offers much more than just classic good looks. If you want to transform your outdoor space into somewhere that can be enjoyed in comfort even on the hottest of days you’ve picked a winner. And for those who many want something a little different there are many other types of structures out there as well so don’t be shy to shop around.
For your complete guide to all types of gazebos and other structure options including photos and tips from the pro’s be sure to visit The Garden and Patio Home Guide!
August 10, 2016