Are you looking for a peaceful, unique place to relax in your own backyard? If so, give some thought to a gazebo or carport. Check out seven reasons why you should make a gazebo a part of your backyard design.
- It’s the Perfect Setting for a Party. You’re in the middle of setting up a table on the lawn for a barbecue that starts in an hour, and suddenly, you feel a couple of raindrops plop onto your shoulder. Uh-oh. Do you call your neighbors and friends to cancel the barbecue? No way. Move the table into your gazebo and enjoy your burgers, hot dogs, and potato salad out of reach of the rain!
- It Can Be a Safe Play Area for the Kids. A gazebo is a great place for young kids to play where they can stay out of the sun and continue an entertaining game even when it’s sprinkling outside. Also, it’s easy to keep an eye on your kids when they are all in one place!
- It’s a Relaxing Getaway Just a Few Steps From Home. Perhaps you love reading, listening to music, or even napping outdoors. You can do all of these things in your own private getaway located seconds from your back door. Choose some colorful plants to hang around your gazebo to give yourself an extra level of privacy. I like the idea of putting up hanging plants because you can easily change them around to refresh the look of your gazebo.
- It’s a Beautiful Setting for Memorable Occasions. A gazebo is a special place to hold an outdoor wedding reception, anniversary celebration, or graduation party. Also, if you want to take photos, your gazebo serves as a wonderful backdrop.
- It’s a Pleasant Place to Exercise. Put a mat or two on the floor of your gazebo and you have a great place to work out. Enjoy the breeze and exercise in peace. And if you want to make an exercise video, you have a nice setting for your project.
- It Can Increase Your Property Value. If you ever decide to sell your home, your gazebo can be an appealing feature to buyers. Its design and color will contribute to the beauty of your backyard, and potential buyers are sure to envision the parties and other relaxing activities they can enjoy in your attractive gazebo.
- It’s a Shady Place to Admire Your Garden. A gazebo is a wonderful place to sit and admire your roses, hyacinths, daffodils, and everything else growing in your backyard garden. You may even want to make your gazebo a part of your garden by planting some shrubs or bushes around the structure.
The best part of having a gazebo or carport is that you get to enjoy it in any way you want! Thanks for reading. – Alan