Are you looking to spruce up your backyard and impress your guests? Are you looking for a personal getaway or somewhere to enjoy the peace and quiet of the outdoors? There are plenty of ways to give your backyard paradise the facelift it deserves, but one of the most enchanting ways is by adding a gazebo. Gazebos, also known as pergolas or pavilions, are free-standing, open structures with a roof. Typically, they are made of wood and have built-in benches. Often times they are partially enclosed with a railing or lattice siding. They can be adorned with lights, a ceiling fan, and sound systems. There are many ways an outdoor gazebo adds to a backyard, here are a few of the highlights.
Creates a Defined Private Space
Gazebos are formed structures that provide a defined space in your yard, which is particularly appealing if you don’t have a patio or deck. Adding an outdoor gazebo creates a finished, sophisticated look to any landscape. If you do have an existing porch, a gazebo can add dimension to a large yard.
Residential land plots continue to decrease in size as more homes and neighborhoods are erected, it is sometimes difficult to find a hideaway. Although gazebos are open, if you hang curtains, it can create a private space, shielded from peering eyes of neighbors, while allowing you to still enjoy the fresh air. For added privacy, you can use lattice panels as walls, which also doubles as a place for winding plants to grow.
The main purpose of outdoor gazebos is to provide a barrier between your skin and the sun. Even in the winter months, the sun can cause skin damage.The sun will no longer seclude you to the house when you have a shady oasis in your own backyard.
Historically, gazebos were the used for tea time by the English and throughout Asia. Because of the intensity of the sun, gazebos were built as teahouses to protect those gathering for tea and meditation with some relief from the midday sun. Your guests will relish in the ambiance a gazebo provides when hosting a sunset dinner party.
Home for plants
In ancient Egypt, outdoor gazebos were built specifically to support the winding grape plants for making wine. They believed that their gardens and wine would follow them into the afterlife, gazebos offered a place to honor the grapes and then to sit and enjoy the wine product. Be it hanging pots or creeping vines winding up the posts, backyard gazebos are perfect for growing your plants. Your gazebo not only makes plants happy by giving them a place to grow, but it creates a lush secret garden feel for you to relax in .
If you invest in a backyard gazebo, it immediately transforms into a focal point for photos and entertaining. Gazebos are naturally beautiful pieces, but when they are adorned with plants and or lights, no one can resist the urge to take the photo opportunity. Outdoor gazebos are the perfect place for saying “I do” because they are intimate and romantic. Gazebos are perfect for decorating for parties, offering a place to hang streamers and balloons from for birthday parties or offer a stage for a backyard band.
Increase Property Value
There are a few ways that investing in a gazebo increases your home’s resale value. One is that it adds additional space to your property. Although it can not be counted in the square footage of your home and does not add a room, it adds space that can be listed as an asset on a home’s listing. Gazebos are considered a luxury addition to a property. Much like a pool or deck, it offers a differentiating factor for prospective home buyers.
If you are ready to add an element of sophistication and elegance to your yard, a gazebo is a perfect option for you. Whether you are looking for a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors and savor your landscape, you are looking for a special place for your family to gather, or you are simply looking for a way to increase your home’s value, a backyard gazebo is your solution. At Texas Backyard Structures, we have many beautiful options to choose from to meet your backyard needs. Call us to see how we can serve you.