Choosing the Perfect Gazebos for Gardens

Choosing the Perfect Gazebos for Gardens  

Looking for a gazebo but not sure which style or size is right for you? There are several things to consider that may help you to decide.

1. The first and most important question is your budget.

2. What do you plan to use it for?

3. Do you want low maintainence?

4. Last but not least your personal style and that of the garden.


Gazebo prices can vary drastically anything from $1,000 for a small modest 8′ size octagon in pine to a more robust $10,000 for a delightful 12×20′ rectangle in maintainance free vinyl and additional windows – so with this in mind, it can be relatively easy to find a gazebo that fits most budgets and tastes. Some gazebo specialists offer several different gazebos featuring the most popular sizes, styles and features at affordable prices. If you’re looking to fine-tune your gazebo, there are online interactive gazebo designer softwares that allows you to customize everything from size and shape to roof style, shingle color, and more. Whatever your budget, There is sure to be a perfect Gazebo kit or custom gazebo.


What are the main functions of the gazebo going to be? How often do you plan to use it and for how many? are some of the questions you need to ask yourself when considering a style and size. Is it going to be a cozy seating nook or useful gathering place for the whole family and entertaining? A 12′ octagon, for example, can accommodate a cozy seating arrangement for six; a 14′ octagon, on the other hand, will accommodate the same six-person seating arrangement with room to spare. Maybe you are looking for a gazebo with a hot tub! A 12′ x 18′ split-style (half oval, half rectangle) with pagoda roof and windows would be ideal.


Are you looking for a totally maintainence free gazebo? or you don’t mind the time taken to seal treat your gazebo annually? Vinyl gazebos are fantastic for those of you looking for the joy of having the gazebo without the upkeep.Are you looking for a completely care-free gazebo, or do you not mind spending the time to annually seal treat your gazebo? A gazebo in vinyl only requires a periodical hose down to keep it looking great frrom season to season… Cedar gazebos, on the other hand, need to be sealed annually with a clear water sealer to keep them looking their best. Sealing cedar gazebos is important if you don’t wish it to turn a deep, rich gray colour over time. This is ok if you want a rustic look which some people seem to prefer.

Personal Preference

The final thing to consider when selecting a gazebo is your personal preference. Do you like the traditional, cozy look of an octagon gazebo, or would you prefer a more spacious oval or rectangle? Do you prefer the look of natural wood, or would you like your gazebo painted to match existing siding or other woodwork? Do you want to match your gazebo’s shingle color to the color of the shingles on the roof of your home? So as you can see, tastes are unique whether you want it to blend in or stand out, the design and finishing options are only as limited as your imagination.

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