More and more our outdoor spaces, our back yards are reflecting our likes and our personalities. Gone are the days when the yard was just grass and a picnic table. Between pools, spas, outdoor kitchens and extras such as water features, our back yards are becoming more and more like miniature parks. One of the nicest and most decorative yard accessories is the gazebo. It is reminiscent of a simpler time when there would be town concerts in the park. They are also a great place to put a table to stay out of the weather while having your backyard barbecue.
There are so many different styles available, in wood, in vinyl, in kits or all put together, there is a size and style to fit almost any ones’ outdoor space, whether you are looking for a large one for picnics or a small cozy one where you can just go to relax and read a book.
Plan to spend at least $3,000 for a basic gazebo without any extras. Many of the product lines here can be customized with many extras, so the prices will vary greatly in that respect, but there is really not much of a difference in price between the wood and vinyl gazebos, so you should be able to pick the material you like best, without worrying about the cost.
Make sure to comparison shop. This is a pretty hefty investment and you want the best deal possible. Many of the sites carry the same lines, so you can choose the one with the best deal, but most importantly, pick the one that fits your space.
Old World Gazebos, gazebos.com, has a line of kits called “Carlisle”prices start at $1,917.00. With sizes ranging from 6′ to 20′ in diameter, there is one that will fit any backyard. They come in square, rectangle & oblong shapes. The top of the line is a gazebo kit in wood with a shaker shingle roof for $3,850.00. It is an octagon shape, 12 foot wide and you can by a screen set for it for about $760. This is plenty big enough to put a table in and have an insect free meal.
Gazebo Creations has an ultra high end line of red cedar gazebo-The Red Cedar Rectangular Double Roof Gazebos.
The smallest in this line is 10X10 and costs $4899. The sizes go all the way up to 14X32 for $16,499. You could hold a picnic for the whole block in that one.
Gazebo Creations also has a line of Vinyl Octagon Gazebos, They are actually vinyl over wood and are completely maintenance free. A simple octagon gazebo 6X6 goes for $3,299 and the largest is 16X 16 and goes for $7499.
Backyard America carries The Tiffany Premiere line of vinyl octagon gazebos 10′ $6565, 11′ $6952 and 13′