Nothing transforms an outdoor area like a gazebo. Gazebos inject an elegant and ornate quality that transforms an ordinary yard into an enchanting spot in which people love spending time. Whether you are looking for a place to host guests or want to add value and visual appeal to your property, a gazebo may be the way to go.
Long® Fence can provide you with the ideal gazebo for your home. Our gazebos come in a variety of materials and designs and with a range of accessories, from built-in benches and tables to outdoor bars or barbeques. We take pride in ensuring the client’s every need and desire is satisfied. If you are interested in adding a gazebo to your property, contact us today for a free consultation.
Expanding Your Outdoor Living Space with a Gazebo
Gazebos add a touch of charm to spending time outside. Often they become the focal point of a landscaping plan.
A gazebo makes an outdoor space much more inviting. It combines the comfort and charm of a home’s interior with the freedom and openness of outdoor space. It is an ideal place to host guests or family dinners, but it can also hold other luxuries, like a hot tub. With a gazebo, you’re everyone’s favorite party host.
Unlike lawns and exposed patios or decks, a gazebo provides shelter from the elements all year round. During the summer, a gazebo provides a cool, shady oasis where you and your family can enjoy an iced tea away from the sun’s rays. It also provides an excellent refuge from rain showers and bad weather in the spring or fall. During the winter, a gazebo provides an ice-free space for you to curl up with a blanket and some hot chocolate and enjoy the winter wonderland.
If you have children, a gazebo is an excellent investment in their well-being. An important part of childhood is spending time outdoors, playing with friends, and getting lots of exercise. But parents often have trouble spending time outside with their kids, and children may wind up playing video games in their room instead. A gazebo, however, provides a space for parents to relax while their kids play on the lawn.
A Gazebo Increases Your Home’s Value
While it may not increase the square footage of your home, a gazebo does provide much of the privacy and comfort of indoor living space. When it comes time to sell your home, nothing screams high property value like a gazebo in the backyard. It will be sure to grab the attention of any potential buyers and make them envision romantic dinners and family barbeques.
If increasing your home’s property value is one of your goals, you’ll want to make sure you install the gazebo most likely to have the highest return on investment. To ensure the gazebo’s material doesn’t wear down over time, you may want to install a vinyl or composite gazebo. You may also want to install safety features such as railings, lighting, and a walkway. Regardless of your design decisions, a gazebo is an excellent investment in your home’s property value.
Adding to the Beauty of Your Landscape
There’s a reason why gazebos are so often featured in romance movies and novels. Adding a man-made feature such as a gazebo to your landscape design can do a lot to increase the beauty of your landscape and house. A strong design and the right location can complement the shape and colors of your flower gardens and lawn. A gazebo creates a sense of balance between nature and civilization, a place where natural beauty meets the angles and curves of human architecture.
Many of our clients choose to plant flowers or shrubs around the edges of their new gazebo. These gardens help incorporate the gazebo into the existing landscape. They also give the gazebo the sense that it is a hidden paradise, nestled into the flowers and shrubs. If your yard backs into a forest or greenbelt, you may want to position the gazebo relatively close to it. That positioning adds to the sense of intrigue and helps make it feel like nature is enveloping your gazebo.
Some people also choose to install a walkway leading between the gazebo and their house. This makes the gazebo more accessible, especially in bad weather or in the evening, without taking away from the charm. Lighting fixtures in or around the gazebo can also allow you and your guests to continue to enjoy your gazebo into the night.
Designing Your Gazebo
Long® Fence offers many options for style, roofing materials, and flooring. The first decision you will have to make, however, is whether you want your gazebo to be made out of wood, vinyl, or composite. Wood gazebos offer a classic, rugged look and feel. Stepping into a wood gazebo, you get the sense you are stepping into a part of nature. Wood is also a very versatile material that can be transformed into any shape or size.
Vinyl is a synthetic material that is resistant to the elements. A vinyl gazebo will look fresh and bright for years with little or no maintenance. A composite gazebo contains wood fibers and is made to more closely resemble wood. Like vinyl, composite requires little or no maintenance.
All wood, vinyl, and composite gazebos can be built to standard specifications and measurements, ensuring a product with the right fit and look for your home. The size and design of your gazebo may depend on a variety of factors, including the size and shape of your yard, the intended use of the gazebo, the surrounding landscape, and your own needs and desires.
Gazebo Options and Features
In addition to the material, color, and design of the gazebo itself, Long® Fence has a selection of gazebo accessories that allow even more personalization. We understand that people may decide to install a gazebo for a range of reasons, and certain features allow for different functions.
If you are concerned about the elements, you may want to add removable screens to block sunlight and keep out mosquitos and other bugs. Or you may want built-in benches or storage units. Or perhaps you want to match the roofing style to that of your home. Whatever accessory needs you have, we will do our best to create the perfect gazebo for your property.
One important decision you’ll have to make is whether you want to install railings around your gazebo. Without railings, a gazebo has an open feel. It blends into the surrounding landscape and makes it easy to go from relaxing in the gazebo to playing with your children on the lawn.
Installing railings around your gazebo, on the other hand, gives it a more defined structure. If your gazebo rests on an elevated surface, railings may be necessary for safety reasons. Even if a gazebo is on the same level as the ground, however, railings can add to the beauty and lend to the traditional, romantic feel. They also provide some privacy, especially if you add screens or privacy slats.
Like the gazebo itself, the railings can be made of wood, composite, or vinyl. They often match the color, texture, and shape of the gazebo’s supporting pillars. If you choose to install built-in benches inside the gazebo, the railings can serve as a natural backrest. The surface of the railings can also be built to a narrow table or rows of potted plants.
The Process of Building Your Gazebo
Our team of experts will guide you through the entire process of designing and building your gazebo. If you decide a gazebo is right for your property, we will discuss your vision and come up with a design based on your budget and desires. This blueprint will outline all of the details of the gazebo, from the material and design to the shape and color.
After you approve the design, we’ll set up a day and time for construction that works for you. On the agreed-upon date, our team of professionals will come out and build the gazebo in a timely and efficient manner. When we’re done, we’ll go over the finished product with you to make sure it meets expectations. It’s that simple. Call us today for a free consultation.