For whatever reason, some homeowners seem to have it in their heads that out of all the possible backyard fixtures and accents there are to choose from, gazebos are among the more frivolous. Part of this has to do with being unaware of how dynamic gazebos have become over the years—even now you may be envisioning the ornately carved, mahogany-finished, dome-roofed structure at the end of a cobblestone path in the midst of a huge and immaculately primped garden. But gazebos are no longer merely the venue for tea-time gossip between rich Victorian ladies; today they have an updated, modern look and an incredibly wide range of uses.
What Can I Use My Gazebo For?
Since gazebos come in such an extensive variety of sizes, shapes, and building materials, you can use them for just about anything. The following examples are by no means a comprehensive list, but they can at least help you begin to imagine how a gazebo might function in your backyard:
As an airy shelter for your outdoor grilling station or hot tub
As a kind of accent to frame a dining or lounging area and protect it from the elements during the fall and spring seasons
As a poolside sun cover
As either an extension of your deck or patio, or as a kind of second patio that creates a focal point in your landscaping
The last example is especially important if you’ve spent a lot of time developing the landscaping in your backyard. Let’s say your backyard can be divided into zones. There’s the pond and fountain area, the bed of roses, and the row of carefully maintained shrubs that separates your neighbor’s yard from yours. Not only does a gazebo create its own zone and add a beautiful new addition to your home and to your landscaping, it also functions as an outdoor living area that offers a new perspective on each of the aforementioned features. For the avid gardener, this becomes a way to appreciate the fruits of your hard work and to reimagine how it all fits together, which can help spark new, creative ideas for home building projects.
StraightLine Exteriors for Gazebos in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA
At StraightLine Exteriors, our construction and remodeling experts have the tools and experience needed to make your backyard more beautiful and livable. In fact, we’ve been doing this for over 30 years. Contact us online or call today for more information on gazebo construction and installation, or any other home building project you’ve been dreaming up. We’ll even throw in a free estimate, so you’ll have all of the information you need up front.