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Gazebo Kits vs. Gazebo Plans

If you’ve decided to add a gazebo to your backyard you have a couple different choices on how to proceed. If you’re the handy type that wants to build everything from scratch and have a fully custom gazebo then you’ll just need a plan. If you don’t feel like spending a few weeks building then go for a kit. Here are a few tips of gazebo kits vs. gazebo plans.

Gazebo plans are a blueprint. Just a detailed sketch of what you need to get the job done.  A good set of plans will include all the information you need to shop for supplies. It will include all the board lengths and attachment points.  With a good set of plans you can build to any sort of design you decide to draw out.

Gazebo kits are a whole different animal. They don’t take nearly the know how of a set of plans. You can have one delivered and put it up in an afternoon or two. The benefits are certainly that it’s easier to build. It will come in preformed sections that can be just snapped together. It sure beats having to hammer in thousands of nails.

Another benefit is the cost. A self contained kit is going to be much cheaper than buying all the lumber and hardware. The kit comes with instructions for assembling it. That’s much easier to work with than a plan if you don’t have the know how.

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These are the main differences between gazebo kits and gazebo plans. It all boils down to how much time you want to invest in a backyard project. With a plan you can build something that exactly suits your tastes while a kit gives you the option of a quick assembly. Whichever you choose you’re sure to have a great addition to the backyard that will provide joy for years to come

Things to Consider When Building a Gazebo

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:


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.


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!


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.


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.

Suncast Octagonal Double Roof Gazebo

How beautifully elegant is the Suncast 10′ x 10′ gazebo with its slate look double roof.

What a beautiful setting to sit with a loved one or share some time with family and friends.

suncast-gazeboThis lovely gazebo is made from  long lasting durable PVC that is impervious to  rot, cracking, splintering and it doesn’t  need painting.  So it is virtually maintenance free.

The Suncast gazebo has a decorative railing  with a matching railing design on roof.

You simply need to construct the gazebo on a wooden platform or a concrete pad, whichever you prefer and before you know it you will entertaining in style and elegance.

And even when the cooler months arrive, the Suncast  Gazebo will still look magnificent in your garden.

I can just picture roses trailing around and through the rails, infusing the air with a beautiful fragrance. Or perhaps wisteria or jasmine to create a fragrant atmosphere.