As spring arrives many people are looking to their back yards and thinking of the things they would like to do to make this more of a great entertaining space. One of the top answers to this question is to add a gazebo where you can sit and enjoy the outdoors.

But before you start building and setting up a backyard escape, there are some things you need to consider when building a gazebo:

Permits

Many cities and counties have strict rules about what structures can be put up in the back yard. Before you even consider making a purchase, you should make sure that whatever type of structure you are going to erect is within building codes of your area. Knowing what the city approves may impact your decision on what to buy.

Size

Before you even look at a set of  gazebo plans you need to decide  just how much space in your yard you want to allocate to your gazebo, and measure that space. Make sure to keep the plans you are looking at within that size range. Plan your ideal gazebo using this online Wizard which makes it easy! Try it Today!

Shape

Gazebos come in a variety of shapes and if you have a wide-open back yard any of them may do. But if you have space constraints consider what shape will give you the most usable space without feeling too cramped.

Usage

How are you going to be using your gazebo? During the day will you need to make sure it is well shaded on the top or the sides? If you are planning on using it at night do you need to make sure it has mosquito netting to help you avoid the bugs getting in as you  enjoy your time spent outside?

Skill Level

While anything looks great in a picture, if you are going to have to build the gazebo make sure you are sure you fully understand the instructions and that you have the necessary skill level required to construct it.  An experience builder or handyman will be able to constuct a gazebo from scratch, the rest of us are probably better off purchasing a Gazebo Kits or Fully Assembled Gazebo and getting the family and friends in for the day to help put it together.

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