Thinking about adding a Gazebo to your Garden?
If you’re lucky enough to have enough space in your garden, a gazebo can be a great addition to your home. Whether it’s designed to offer a space to host dinner parties, social occasions, or even celebrations, or simply to be an extension of your home, there is a huge range of gazebos to choose from.
So here are the things you need to consider when choosing a gazebo…
What are you going to use the Gazebo for?
First things first, you need to think about what your gazebo will be used for. Is it for a special occasion, such as a wedding or party? Or do you simply want a covered space in which you can enjoy the outdoors? Is your gazebo intended to provide a safe outdoor play space for your little ones? Or perhaps you’re looking for an outdoor working space where you can feel at one with nature?
However you’re planning on using your gazebo, it’s important to establish your requirements from the start so you can ensure that your gazebo meets your needs.
Are you prepared?
Next up is deciding where your gazebo is going to go and ensuring that you have everything you need to accommodate it.
You need to consider the following:
– Will the gazebo be installed on a concrete pad, your patio, pavers, or a wooden deck?
– Do you want the gazebo to be in a predominantly sunny or shaded area?
– How will the gazebo’s position impact on your current use of space?
– Do you need a water connection?
– Do you have enough space?
– Will you need any planning permission?
What type of gazebo do you want?
There are a wide range of different gazebos available, including gazebos with hot tubs, gazebos on a pole, and pop up gazebos. These can usually be divided into two basic categories – wood and vinyl.
Wood vs Vinyl Gazebo
Usually constructed from cedar, pine, redwood, or bamboo, wooden gazebos tend to be viewed as having a nicer overall appearance than vinyl, however, it’s important to bear in mind that they will require painting or staining on at least a yearly basis in order to keep them looking their best.
Vinyl gazebos, on the other hand, do not rot or warp, meaning that they do not require the same level of upkeep and maintenance as wooden gazebos.
Once you’ve decided whether you want a wooden or vinyl gazebo, it’s time to think about:
– Shape: What shape do you want your gazebo to be? The most common shapes are square, oval, rectangular, octagonal, and dodecagon.
– Size: How big does your gazebo need to be? It’s important to remember that, whilst your gazebo needs to be big enough to accommodate your needs, there also needs to be enough space for it in your garden.
– Sidings and railings: what style sidings and railings do you want? Common options include turned spindles, country style railings, baroque rails, and vinyl windows and screens.
– Roofing: What sort of roof would you prefer? There are a wide range of different roofs to choose from, varying in style and design. Popular roods include standard, cupolas, pagoda roofs, and tiered roofing.
– Flooring: Do you want flooring for your gazebo, if so, what type? There are a range of options to choose from, including wooden decking, slate, sand and stone, cellular PVC, and many more.
Additional Gazebo Features
– Additional features: Once you’ve made all the difficult decisions, it’s time for the fun features! Today, you can deck your gazebo out with all manner of accessories and features, including hot tubs, electric connections, screens and doors, windows, mouldings, pathways, plants, flowers, and more.