January 29, 2013 by joelflynn85
Many people dream of having their very own gazebo in their gardens. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the weather and the surroundings, and even increases the monetary value of the house. There are many blueprints and designs available that outline the step by step process involved in the construction of a gazebo, but before buying or getting one, here are some factors that need to be taken into consideration.
First would be the location of the gazebo. Gazebos can be located just about everywhere where there is space available. For one, it can be constructed in the backyard, whether in the middle or at the sides. Alternatively, gazebos can also be constructed in the front lawn provided it is wide and big enough to contain such structures. Choosing where to put the gazebo is important because it can greatly affect the aesthetic and monetary value of the house if it were to be sold.
Second, the size and the shape of the gazebo should also be considered. Gazebos are commonly structured to be octagonal in shape, although five-sided gazebos are also available. When it comes to sizes, be sure that the gazebo will be wide enough to accommodate several people at once. In general, a ten feet gazebo is wide enough to accommodate about 4 or 5 people. A general rule that is very helpful would be to add 2 feet in the gazebos diameter for every two persons.
Third, the gazebo must have enough space between other items in the garden. It the gazebo is located in the garden, there should be enough space to move around the gazebo without having to tiptoe through flowers and other ornamental plants. Commonly, a foot path of about 2 or 3 feet is built around the gazebo to allow children to run around while the adults take shelter in the shade.
Lastly, the gazebo must jive the design of the house. This is utterly important since nobody wants to have a gazebo that looks like it has just been placed there for the sole purpose of having a gazebo. Remember that gazebos affect the overall look of the house and lot, and a gazebo that seems out of place will not do any homeowner who is planning to sell the house in the future any good. Thus, the roof of the gazebo and its frames should match the roof and walls of the house. Making the gazebo match the house can be quite bothersome, and as such, hiring a professional landscape artist may be necessary.