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A gazebo is a great addition to any yard or garden. It creates a perfect spot in which to relax or entertain company, and you can even make it the focal point of your backyard design. Along with dozens of styles and sizes, gazebos offer several options for extreme customization. While their construction isn’t as involved as a new addition to your home, you’ll still want to consider the following before making a decision. More 
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What style of gazebo should I buy?

There are many different varieties of gazebo out there, so choose something that not only fits with your home’s outdoor decor but also meshes with your outdoor activities. A wooden gazebo will have a traditional, earthy appeal, but you’ll want to make sure to stain the wood at least once a year to prevent deterioration. Vinyl-sided gazebos can be easier to care for and don’t have as many problems associated with weathering. Of course, the style of your garden gazebo goes beyond the material: rails, braces, trims, roofs and flooring can all be customized as well.

Where should I build my garden gazebo?

Gazebos require a flat surface beneath them, but don’t let that limit your imagination. Along with using a concrete pad, you can build your addition on an existing patio, garden pavers or a wooden deck. Consider how you want to use your gazebo and how it will be integrated with your backyard. If you have small children who will play in it, consider placing it in a location that’s easily viewable. If you’re planning to add a hot tub or another upgrade to yours, be sure to check for water lines or other necessities before you build.

What sizes and shapes do gazebos come in?

Gazebos typically range in size from 8 feet by 8 feet all the way up to 20 feet by 40 feet. You can find them in a variety of shapes, including square, rectangular, oval and octagonal. When choosing a size and shape, keep in mind how big your yard is, what you’ll be using your new gazebo for, and how different shapes might fit into your current landscape scheme and existing structures.

Are there additional items I can add to my gazebo?

You can create a unique and personalized space with additional elements. Benches or other kinds of seating are great for entertaining or relaxing, and removable windows or screens will help protect you and your guests from insects and the weather. A door can provide added privacy, while electricity is a great option for late-night entertaining. Don’t forget about stylistic options like crown molding, flooring, flower boxes, paint and trim.
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