5 reasons to get a gazebo in your garden

Exteriors, General

With summer on our doorstep now is the time people are thinking about making the most of their outdoor space. One of the ways you might have considered transforming your garden is by adding an outdoor sheltered area or some kind. There are plenty of ways that you can do this, one of which is with a gazebo.

If you’re still on the fence about whether a gazebo or pergola is right for you then we’ve put together these 5 benefits to help you make up your mind.

1. Shelter from the weather
Probably the most obvious reason to install a gazebo in your property is to provide protection from the elements. Regardless of how the English summer is treating us, there are bound to be times when you’d like to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about an assault by the sun or rain. A gazebo or pergola won’t be much use when it comes to strong winds or snow, but if you want a shady spot to enjoy your garden from, or if you enjoy drinking your coffee and reading the paper outdoors, even when it’s drizzling, a gazebo can offer you the shelter you need to make the most of your outdoor space.

2. An outdoor playroom
There are times, when the weather is nice, when every parent has to shove the kids out the door in order to get some stuff done in the house. Having a gazebo in the backyard can give your kids a suitable place to play that protects them from the elements. You can have a great deal of fun with them designing the items that will be in the gazebo and how they’re going to use it, and this way you don’t have to worry so much about mess!

3. Socialising
In the summer months there are few things better than entertaining friends and family in the garden. Whether it’s just a few friends over for a cup of tea in the sunshine or a fully-fledged garden party, it’s great to have the right setting. A gazebo will give you a sheltered seating area, meaning you won’t be so dependent on the weather as well as a beautiful talking point.

4. Privacy
Depending on the style of gazebo you want for your home you can also opt to cover the sides with lattice to create a privacy screen for those inside. If your current backyard offers limited solitude, adding a gazebo could be a way to get it without shelling out huge amounts of money for all-around fencing and foliage.

5. Enjoying your garden
A more subtle benefit of having a gazebo is that it gives you a place to do nothing. It gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the moment.

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