Building a Deck with a Gazebo


As the trees bloom into life, and flowers blossom along roadsides, warmer weather is coming to stay for awhile. What better way is there to take in the beauty of spring and summer than enjoying a morning cup of coffee sitting on your beautiful deck inside your gazebo listening to birds and wildlife? Decks with gazebos are truly the perfect addition.

Gazebos are Versatile

One option for building a deck with a gazebo is to add a private one with just enough space for a bistro table or a larger one that can hold a crowd. You can choose the more traditional hexagon or octagon gazebo styles, or the larger rectangular or square ones. The six or eight sided varieties are usually what comes to mind when picturing a gazebo, but the square styles are perfect for covering hot tubs, and the rectangular structures can be built large enough to accommodate several dining tables.

A lot of options are available to customize your deck and gazebo. The material chosen for construction will allow the building to lean more modern or traditional. While red cedar tends to be a popular choice for gazebos because of its beauty and durability, they can also be constructed from metal, vinyl or composite. While it is important to note that wood provides the opportunity for you to paint or stain the structure to blend in perfectly with your home, composite materials can match just as well and provide less upkeep and lower maintenance than wood.

The Modern Gazebo

Decks with gazebos can be wired with electricity for lights, fans, and outlets to provide power. Some homeowners even add a TV to provide additional entertainment. You can also have your gazebo screened in to keep out insects and other pests.

The decision to incorporate a gazebo into your deck is a decision you will not regret. Cuddling up with a good book and listening to the wind blowing softly through the trees all while being protected from the elements are some of the many benefits of a screened in gazebo.